Dewey's Reverse Read-a-thon August 2-3, 2019

Official Start: (Eastern Time)
 8 PM August 2 to
End: August 3rd at 7:55 PM

Personal Tracking Spreadsheet
Planning at least 15 hours of reading

Twitter & Instagram Hashtag: #reversereadathon

   TBR Pile

Selection Pool Depending on Mood

   Reading Progress

Friday Night, The beginning

Here it is, 8 pm. Well, 8:43. I got some last minute shopping out of the way and started at 8:40. Tab on the spreadsheet is set up. Willy's Salsa, Tortilla Chips, Whipped Cream (for lattes), sodas, etc. purchased. Easy dinner for tomorrow (steak and vegetables purchased). Cat food bought to calm the beasts (aka cats). Checking social media in various spots while listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in the first hour.

Opening Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? And what time is it where you are?
Lakeland, FL - 8:46 PM

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
This is a tough one. Not really sure. Some I've already started. Maybe re-reading Broken and No Humans Involved.

3) What snack are you most looking forward to?
Probably salsa and tortilla chips!

4) Do you have a #reversereadathon plan of attack?
I'm mainly going to be relaxed about it and not aim for the whole thing due to various readings, but enjoy the extra reading.

5) Are you doing the readathon alone or with others?
Alone - but thankfully with others virtually.

Son wanted to spend time together watching some videos, so for the next several hours we did that and had a blast. Not much reading done, other things called.

At 10:40 PM, decided to take a "book bath" and start Broken by Kelley Armstrong (re-read).  My mom came over and surprised me at midnight to talk a few minutes.  Tonight much reading is just not meant to be.

12:45 PM to 2:30 AM I headed to the bedroom for some reading before falling asleep. I read a decent amount.

Then, Sleep!  Zzzzzzz  😴

Saturday Reading

I'm sure that anyone who has ever read one of my mornings updates agrees with me that I suck at mornings. On Saturdays I tend to sleep in, so it was almost noon before I rose like the weekend zombie I am.

From 11:30 to 12:45, I cleaned the kitchen and made some much needed coffee (got out the big guns with the huge cow cup).  Just had some pancakes and now computer updates with audio on Alexa.

Kate Mulgrew does a great job narrating NOS4A2; was recommended to me by two friends based on her audiobook performance. The story is finally starting to make some sense.

The new candle came in the box Friday just in time for the read-a-thon. The Black Flame smells good and ended up being one of my favorites that I sampled. I over-indulged, but it's been about a year since I've bought any bookish merchandise other than books.

A late-taken picture that covered three opening hour prompts for the #readathonhourlyphoto: Winter, Reading Spot, Opening Lines.  This was in my bedroom with the TV on the wall that plays ambience videos while reading or sleeping. The lightning is different and superior when the lights are off in the room, but the only way to get a proper shot of this with the book and camera was with the lights off and camera flash on, which changed the hue completely. Still, I like the way it turned out.

From 12:45 until 2:00 I listened to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix while updating on computer (and also just enjoying the computer). I love Jim Dale and his audiobooks, the Harry Potter books have turned out such a pleasure to listen to. My favorite audiobooks. Almost done.

2:00 - 2:45 I took a small break to stretch my legs.

2:45 to 8:00 PM

Reading until the minute of the read-a-thon to finish it off. Finished Broken by Kelley Armstrong, read almost all of my re-read of Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton, and read 35% of Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell. Not too shabby.

Total Hours Read about 12
Books completed: 2, with almost being finished with 1 more, and making progress with 2 others and an anthology.