It’s the Perfect Time for a #Readathon


UPDATE: Hour 8

Books read: 

  1. Blockade Billy by Stephen King (112 pages)
  2. Dog Songs by Mary Oliver (144 pages)

Currenty reading:

  • Audio: Back Spin (Myron Bolitar #3) by Harlan Coben
  • E-Book: Twisted (Pretty Little Liars #9) by Sara Shepard
  • Print: Confronting Suburban Poverty in America by Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube

I’m so relieved to have finally read some books this month! I was a little worried I wouldn’t read anything. I’ve decided to have multiple book options in different formats for the rest of the ‘thon. Audio books are especially good for when I’m writing update posts or checking out twitter or, you know, playing Candy Crush.

Here’s my entry for the Mad Libs mini-challenge hosted by

From Twisted by Sara Shepard (p. 34):

Then, as if sensing Hanna was thinking nasty thoughts about her, Kate pranced over. “You guys should be helping, you know. There’s a ton to do.”

Hanna took an apathetic sip from the can of Diet Coke she’d pilfered from the cooler. Kate had taken it upon herself to be her dad’s mini assistant like some eager intern on The West Wing. “Like what?”

And here it is with my friend Theresa’s responses:

Then, as if sensing Sally Draper was thinking blue thoughts about her, Kate jogged over. “You guys should be helping, you know. There’s 25,000 things to do.”

Sally Draper took a sad sip from the bottle of Tang she’d pilfered from the balloon. Kate had taken it upon herself to be her dad’s mini assistant like some eager sanitation worker on The Simpsons. “Like what?”

UPDATE: Hour 4

We’re now in the fourth hour of the readathon and I have managed to read a whopping 25 pages. I think I need more coffee.

Heather at Capricious Reader is hosting a Book Spine Poetry contest this hour. Here’s my (uh, somewhat depressing) entry:


Hopefully I’ll be able to finish Blockade Billy by Stephen King within the hour. That’s my goal, anyway!

Hour 1

Good morning everyone! I’m so excited to be participating in Dewey’s Read-a-Thon for the eighth (I think?) time. I haven’t finished a single book this month, but I think a day dedicated to reading will fix that.

Here’s the opening meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 

I’m slightly outside of Boston, hoping for some sunshine!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?


I didn’t plan my reading as thoroughly as I have in the past. I have mostly non-fiction books out from the library and I usually read fiction during the readathon, so… I am mostly hoping to get to a couple books I own. Or, you know, any book at this point. Not having read a book this month is stressing me out!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Midnight pizza. Best part of the readathon. ;)

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’ve been watching MY CAT FROM HELL all morning. It’s kind of addicting?

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

Today I’m going to just go with the flow and do as much (or as little) of every part of the readathon as I feel like doing. No pressure!


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7 responses to “It’s the Perfect Time for a #Readathon

  1. I’ve finished a paltry one book this month myself, so a day with lots of reading is very much in order. Now, quit watching those evil cats and get reading! ;-P

  2. Midnight pizza sounds perfect! I’m craving for it now. Hope you read loads today!

  3. Mmmm, midnight pizza. Have fun during the ‘thon, Cass! :D

  4. Ooh, I wanna read HOTHOUSE so bad! None of my libraries have it. :(

  5. Erin (Erin Reads)

    Yay, so glad you got to do the Readathon! I wanted to but ended up having out-of-town company. So I spent the day sightseeing. Next time :)

  6. Love the Mad Libs mini-challenge, “like some eager sanitation worker on The Simpsons.” Ha!

  7. Stopped in to say hi hope you are still around ;)