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#Readathon Mid-Event Survey

October 22, 2016

logo for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon1. What are you reading right now?
Just finished Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins, which I started 2-3 weeks ago. It’s been my slow-reading nightstand book for a while. Right before polishing that off, I finished listening to the Welcome to Night Vale novel.

2. How many books have you read so far?
Two: a Sidney Chambers mystery and the Welcome to Night Vale novel have got to be the weirdest juxtaposition of the Readathon. Both have lovely turns of prose, though, so I guess it works in terms of cadence and pacing, if not imagery. I’d started both weeks ago. I think being in the middle of a book is the key to a successful Readathon, rather than starting on page one in hour one, to foster a sense of accomplishment.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I’m not sure yet. I think this book finishing/evening time is a signal to do some things like put together some dinner-esque snacks to graze on, catch up on social media and blogs while I ponder. Maybe a Jodi Taylor? One thing is I’m going to go for paper rather than e-book, for sure.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I had a scheduled interruption earlier in the day, to be out and about rambling, but I have been in since this afternoon, pretty much immersed in reading and the bookish internet, give or take some chats with the nonbookish. People know I’m off the grid today. I have the non-Readathon crowd pretty well trained.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
The fact that I got so into an audiobook I’d put on as a transition/break while I was heading home and making lunch, that I kept listening for almost three hours, to finish it. Never done an audiobook as part of the Readathon before. Or gotten so engrossed in an audiobook that I wanted to set aside purposeful time to focus on it. Audiobooks are usually bedtime things, or car trip things, or doing-something-else things for me, rather than a focal reading mode. Maybe time to switch it up and listen to books and podcasts more intentionally.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 22, 2016 6:48 pm

    Sounds like you had a great audiobook experience! It took me a while to learn to enjoy them, but now I love to listen while walking. Hope you enjoy the rest of the Readathon

  2. October 22, 2016 10:48 pm

    Sounds like you’re doing well! I’ve only ever listened to audio books on long car trips, so I’m impressed you got so invested in it. Good luck for the rest of the readathon 🙂

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