We’re entering hour 5 now and I’m making good time on my first book Troika by Adam Pelzman. I’m on page 171 out of 274 so hoping I’ll finish within the next hour or two. I’m also trying to make time to visit all the great blogs who are participating. One of my favorites is River City Reading- where she gets the energy I’ll never know but she’s reading, tweeting, updating her blog, and keeping a spreadsheet of her progress. Check it out here: http://www.rivercityreading.com/2014/04/deweys-24-hour-readathon-update-post.html
I, on the other hand, have only just decided to give my warm space in bed (one of my favorite places to read) and have a power smoothie for my power reading. While I get acclimated to the day here is an amazing bookish video from Seattle Public Library. I’ll be back later and hope to have the energy these dedicated booklovers have!
Hour 7 beginning and I’ve just finished Troika. It may be odd to some of you but it has been so long since I have read a book by a male author! Not an intentional prejudice but I am more drawn to the female voice and experience. So, reading this was interesting. A good story but I definitely felt the masculine point of view- even in the female characters. Now on to book 2!
Sorry for disappearing but we had to go look at two houses and the resultant sulk of a mood left me unable to read. Enough whining, though. I got my mojo back and am on page 167 out of 301 in Steven Galloway’s The Confabulist– an interesting novel about Houdiini, the world of magic, and the cause of his death. Apparently, we’re up to hour 15 now. I’m hoping the night owl in me will keep going for as long as possible- maybe even through another book. Until then, I’m celebrating books, reading, and a husband who cooks dinner!
Heading into Hour 22 and I’m fading fast. I finished The Confabulist which was quite interesting. Now I’m back to female authors and female characters with Wonderland by Stacey D’Erasmo. Hopefully, reviews of all three of my Dewey’s Readathon reads will show up here in the near future. A special shout-out to all the great organizers and cheerleaders who make this event so much fun!