Dewey’s Readathon – Happy Spring 2014!


Hour 6: Food Has Arrived!

Books Read

  1. Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges–288 pages
  2. Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting: Poems by Kevin Powers–96 pages
  3. Back to Our Futures: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now–Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything by David Sirota–42 pages

It’s too rainy out to walk the two minutes to the grocery store (bad me), so I ordered delivery breakfast. Delicious bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich with hashbrowns. It’s so dreary out I kind of want to take a nap. We will see! In the mean time, I read Kevin Powers’ collection of poems and 42 pages in Back to Our Future, which I’m sad to say I’m going to have to give up on for being a little…lets go with “overenthusiastic.” I only ever feel bad about giving up on books during the readathon–which doesn’t really make sense. I’m going to pick a rogue book from my shelves as my next read to mix things up a bit and get over my guilt. ;)


Hour 3: Settling In



Books Read

  1. Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges

I absolutely adored Calling Dr. Laura and I’m so glad I chose it as my first book today. It’s so refreshing to have enjoyed a book so much so early in the day! I’ve even showered (you’re welcome) and had some breakfast (chocolate chip muffins, yum), and now I’m going to read Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers, a collection of poems. About war. Why not, right?

Hour 1

Well hello there! Today I’m participating in my very favorite book blogging event, Dewey’s Readathon. I’ve been super excited for the readathon for months: planning snacks, choosing books, convincing non-book blogging friends to join in. I’ll even be co-hosting for a couple hours, including the mid-event meme. which makes me super happy because I am a sucker for traditions–and what’s more traditional in a readathon than the memes? Speaking of, here’s the introduction meme.


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

boston heart

image credit: Jacolyn Murphy

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

I’m not really looking forward to one book more than any others, I’m just looking to reading generally and hoping for the best. This is my stack but I’m sure I’ll be mixing in a few different titles.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I have no snacks planned. Whoops. Hopefully the grocery store will magically provide me with the perfect treats.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’ve been slowly transitioning myself into spending more time on the internet after about a year and a half of not really spending much time online. I missed Twitter!

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?

I’m going for a laid-back, reading and chatting kind of readathon today. It’s going to be good.


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17 responses to “Dewey’s Readathon – Happy Spring 2014!

  1. Sara (leprechaun42)

    Good luck! Today’s read-a-thon is the first in awhile that I won’t be participating in. My mom has a big chorus competition that I’m heading to go see. Your stack looks great

  2. Hi Cass!! Happy read-a-thon-ing :) Hope you have a good day.

  3. trish422

    Have fun! I wish I could participate; I miss the readathon (and you!).

  4. Caaassss! I’ve missed seeing your posts. I look forward to your updates, especially about Calling Dr Laura! I love the readathon.

  5. I love My Ideal Bookshelf. If nothing else it will keep you inspired! Good luck with your reading. Someone else from Team Butler will be checking in on you later.

  6. Going for a go-with-the-flow kinda social readathon as well! Have fun!

  7. Happy Readathon day! I love that you are going with the flow – makes for the best kind of reading day in my book. Enjoy!

  8. If you need to DNF a book, even during Readathon, you do it. No guilt, no judgement. Only CHEEEEEERS from Team Butler!

  9. joyweesemoll

    Bonjour! You’re doing great, Cass. I’ll give a rousing cheer for giving up a book! That’s definitely a tried-and-true technique for Read-a-Thon. I hope you found something that worked better.

    Have a great day!

  10. Casssss! :-D Yay! I’m glad to see you’re blogging again! Or maybe I’m just late and haven’t visited your blog in a while? It’s so good to see you’re around. Happy reading.

  11. I totally loved Calling Dr. Laura too. I hope you continue to have a great readathon!

  12. stacey

    What did you think of Kevin Power’s book of poems? I’ve also recently read it and would love to hear what your impressions were…

    ps jealous of food delivery! I would be doing that all the time -rain or shine!

  13. Well done on the reading and thank you for hosting! I’ve not heard of breakfast delivery before, such a fab idea.

  14. Jeez, I can barely get a pizza delivered to my house. Hope you’re having a great Readathon, but how could you not when you get breakfast foods delivered to your doorstep? ;-). Keep up the great reading! #teamrogue

  15. Wondering how you are doing now. Haven’t updated in a while. I guess you are just too into your book! Good luck.

  16. Jill

    Life is too short to read books that aren’t good. Your time is precious, if the book isn’t working for you, move on.

    Happy Reading!

    Jill from Team Butler

  17. Hope you had a good Readathon, Cass. Glad to see you back online! Yay ^_^