Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon is coming up this Saturday, and I am super excited to participate for the first time! Although I’ve been blogging for nearly three years, I have somehow never taken part in this event; I’m going to chalk it up to always having to work on Saturdays. But the plus side to being laid off from my job two weeks ago is that I finally have free weekends! (I have to find silver linings wherever I can, folks.)
I am really looking forward to spending the entire day reading, although I very much doubt I will last the full 24 hours. I’m like one of those dolls that closes its eyes when you lay it down; as soon as I stretch out on the couch, I drift off to sleep. I anticipate taking many accidental naps throughout the day.
In picking out my books for the read-a-thon, I tried to select a wide variety of short books. There is no way I will get through all of them (I’ll be thrilled if I finish three or four), but I like having options!
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
Reunion by Hannah Pittard
Equilateral by Ken Kalfus
Emerald City by Jennifer Egan
See You in Paradise by J. Robert Lennon
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
The boyfriend and I are planning on an easy crock pot chicken dinner (chicken and cream of chicken soup served over rice and peas) for Saturday, and I’m going to pick up some tasty snacks from Trader Joe’s!
Are you participating in the read-a-thon? If you’ve participated before, what is the one tip you would give to a first-timer?