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Readathon: A Late Start

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-A-Thon is a bi-annual readathon, hosted at, where readers and bloggers get together and read for 24 hours, sharing their experience with others.

Well, I got up a bit late today and then took a while to actually feel awake, then I ate some breakfast and wrote this post, so I won’t actually be starting the Readathon until we’re well into hour 4.  But that’s okay.  

So here’s my pile:

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (I’m starting off by finishing this one)
Uglies: Cutters by Scott Westerfeld
Chicks Dig Time Lords edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Not pictured e-books:
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

I just realized that my entire pile is made up of books that have been out for a while, and I’m one of the last bloggers to finally get around to them!  Well, better late than never!

My goals are to finish Under the Never Sky, read Uglies: Cutters, and at least get started on another book.

And here are my answers to the Introductory Questionnaire:

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

Oklahoma, USA

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Hmm, I don’t know!  I’ve wanted to read all of them for a long time!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Once again I forgot to plan snacks.  Why is it that every year I forget about this aspect of the readathon?  Well, luckily I have some Milano cookies in my pantry…

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Well, I’m a stay at home mom with a 3 1/2 year old son and I love to read (obvs) and write and one day I’d love to have a YA novel published.  ALSO:  I’m going to BEA in a month!  Yay!  If you’re a book blogger, and you’re going too, be sure to check back here soon–a gathering for all book bloggers is being planned as we speak!  I’ll have more info here soon!

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 hope to actually read a lot of books today.  I’m a slow reader and so I keep my goals pretty small, but I hope to find a nice pace and get a lot read today!

Good luck to everyone who’s participating!  I will respond to any comments left today, but I’m so behind already on that as it is, so it might take me a while, but I’ll get to it!


  1. Isa

    April 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I haven't read any of these books either so I'm late to those bandwagons. BEA sounds so exciting, I happy you have loads of fun. Good luck and happy reading! :D

  2. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    April 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Since I cannot participate today I will send you all my reading speed!

    Good luck and have fun!

  3. Kristin

    April 27, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I love the selection and I am hopefully starting the elite today, Enjoy!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  4. Bybee

    April 27, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Don't feel bad, I haven't read any of those books yet, either!

    I wish I were reading/blogging in Oklahoma! I lived in Lawton about 15 years ago. Now I'm in Korea. Big difference.

  5. Jessie Marie

    April 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Oh hey, I've got a Scott Westerfeld on the docket today, too! Leviathan is awesome… in case you've not read that one yet. : )

  6. Bittner

    April 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Why do you always forget to plan snacks! That is the best part!

    I think I'm going to plan my own mini readathon for the first Tuesday or Thursday when I don't have to go to class.

    I haven't even decided for sure what day I'll be doing my own personal readathon…but I know what snacks I'll have!

  7. Cayce

    April 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I really enjoyed The Selection. Happy reading! :)

  8. rivie bleu

    April 28, 2013 at 1:13 am

    This is so fun, I'm hoping on participating next time. I'd pick short books because I'm also a slow reader and I know I'd probably wouldn't even finish one if I chose long books.

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