Dewey’s read-a-thon, April 2016

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Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon took place on Sunday, Australian time. For those who have somehow managed to miss my incessant posting about it, the event is basically a chance for book geeks across the world to get together and read as much as possible. It is also held in honour of its founder, a book blogger who went by the name Dewey, who passed away several years ago. I participated in my very first read-a-thon in April 2011 and haven’t looked back since.

As usual, things kicked off just as I was winding down.


Good thing I’m an early riser.

It’s important to start the day off properly…

…as the read-a-thon organisers know.

Here’s my #readathon buddy. #dewey #dogsofinstagram #cute #dog

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This caused an appropriate amount of outrage. Still…

It turned out I had a copy of Tehanu both as part of the Earthsea omnibus and as a paperback. Getting rid of the paperback is certainly one quick way of helping to shrink Mt TBR!

Even though the read-a-thon had been in my calendar for months and I knew it was coming up, it still took me a little off guard.

It took me a little while to decide on my next book, especially with my Kindle temporarily out of action.

The weather was just too glorious to spend all day inside.

I didn’t last much longer out there. The autumn evenings turn cool quickly.

Not my best effort, I’ll admit. But I was enjoying myself (which is the important thing).

Things slowed up after dinner.

Again, a big thank-you to Andi of Estella’s Revenge and Heather of Capricious Reader for all the hard work they put into organising and running the event. Truly, these ladies are amazing. Wrangling 1,950 readers is a huge task. Yet, Andi and Heather kept everything going smoothly. They even have a call for volunteers up already for the next read-a-thon.

Which has a date! It will be taking place on 22-23 October 2016. Don’t forget to mark it on your calendar. Even with so many readers, it has a great sense of community. I do hope you’ll join us in October.


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