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message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments This is very last minute (and very crazy of me, given my lack of time these days), but I committed to a 24-hour read-a-thon starting at 8am (EST) tomorrow. You can find out more about Dewey's Read-a-Thon here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/... or here: http://www.24hourreadathon.com/?page_....

I will make periodic updates on my progress here. Feel free to post about your progress if you are participating.


message 2: by Sam (new)

Sam (aramsamsam) Good luck and happy reading Diane! I never find the time (or guts) to commit to Dewey's, but I love the idea :)


message 3: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 437 comments I'm doing it!


message 4: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments I am starting by finishing a book I was already reading: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


message 5: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Sam wrote: "Good luck and happy reading Diane! I never find the time (or guts) to commit to Dewey's, but I love the idea :)"

Thanks, Sam!


message 6: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Dee wrote: "I'm doing it!"

Good luck, Dee!


message 7: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 619 comments Good luck, Diane and Dee. Wish I could do this, but it isn't possible right now.


message 8: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Opening Questions:

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

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
All of them :)

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Any snack I don't have to cook

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Click on my profile

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
This is my first

If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
Getting as much read as I can, especially finishing up unfinished books and completing other books in my TBR pile.


message 9: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Starting hour 2. Still reading Huck.


message 10: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments These are books I have started and would like to finish:

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (175 pages) The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (around 200 pages) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (225 pages)

Here are books I would like to start and finish:
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 437 comments I just finished my first - All About Seduction

Need to shower and run some errands (with trusty audiobook and kindle app)


message 12: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Dee wrote: "I just finished my first - All About Seduction

Need to shower and run some errands (with trusty audiobook and kindle app)"


Me, too - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but I was already 75 pages into it at the start of the challenge.


message 13: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 3: I am now starting Excellent Women by Barbara Pym.


message 14: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Oct 22, 2016 07:23AM) (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour three update:

Finished The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Starting: Excellent Women by Barbara Pym


message 15: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Oct 22, 2016 08:09AM) (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour four update: Still reading Excellent Woman (25% finished)

Total pages read this read-a-thon so far: 262


message 16: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments A Puzzling Challenge:

1. Vow
2. Gown
3. Candles, Cake
4. Gifts
5. Rings
6. Veil
7. Bride
8. Couple
9. Groom
10. Bell
11. Flowers
12. Honeymoon


message 17: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 5 Update:

I am 40% through Excellent Women


message 18: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Oct 22, 2016 10:11AM) (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 6 Update:

70% through book 2


message 19: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 7 update:

I am 95% through book 2.


message 20: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 8 update: Finished book 2. Having a reading "snack" of a book of poetry at the moment, Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway.


message 21: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 9 Update: Finished Marigold Garden, now reading The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (started on an earlier date).


message 22: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 437 comments Hours 6-7 turned into a nap...lol


message 23: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 10, still reading Tristram Shandy.


message 24: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Got past my afternoon lull without needing a nap! Yay!


message 25: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 11, still reading Tristram Shandy.

Struggling to stay awake.


message 26: by Kay (new)

Kay | 11 comments Holy cow


message 27: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Oct 22, 2016 03:58PM) (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Dee wrote: "Hours 6-7 turned into a nap...lol"

Afternoons are difficult. No sooner did I say I made it without a nap, I had to take a 20 minute power snooze.


message 28: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 12, still reading Tristram.


message 29: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 437 comments I was going to take a power snooze but apparently I turned the alarm off rather than snooze it...


message 30: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Mid-Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

2. How many books have you read so far?
3

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Storm of Steel

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
a short nap, kids.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How much time is required in updating


message 31: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 13. Finished Tristram and starting Storm of Steel.


message 32: by Kristina Marie (new)

Kristina Marie | 274 comments You guys are crazy!


message 33: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Oct 22, 2016 06:52PM) (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 14. Continuing Storm of Steel.


message 34: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 15. Still going...


message 35: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 437 comments yup - i got up to do a bit of a walk around/let the dog's out - have my audiobook going (hey, got to maximize time right!)


message 36: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Dee wrote: "yup - i got up to do a bit of a walk around/let the dog's out - have my audiobook going (hey, got to maximize time right!)"

I took my daughter shopping and out to eat with an audiobook going the whole time!


message 37: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Still going strong during hour 16. Still reading Storm of Steel. I took a little break to read some children's books:

Mr. Tickle
My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes
Morris' Disappearing Bag
Mr. Gumpy's Outing
The New Kid on the Block


message 38: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 619 comments Holy smokes, I can see why I can't do readathons. It would take days for my brain to recover from what you ladies are doing.


message 39: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 16, Still going strong. This is my wakeful time as a night owl. I will probably hit a wall in an hour or two,


message 40: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments I miss-counted somewhere along the line with a 2-hour hour. I should be on hour 17, not 16.


message 41: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 437 comments yup - hour 17 just started (or rather is now half over)...I'm listening to Lothaire while writing my blog post (i've been doing a short summary post every 2 hours - or so)

i'm about to go and dig into my piece of peach pie that I've been eying ;)


message 42: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Dee wrote: "yup - hour 17 just started (or rather is now half over)...I'm listening to Lothaire while writing my blog post (i've been doing a short summary post every 2 hours - or so)

i'm abou..."


Your peach pie reminds me that I have a cookie waiting for me...


message 43: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Dee wrote: "yup - hour 17 just started (or rather is now half over)...I'm listening to Lothaire while writing my blog post (i've been doing a short summary post every 2 hours - or so)

i'm abou..."


Ha, I was on hour three for 2 hours and didn't catch it until this hour.


message 44: by rebel (new)

rebel (followtheriver) | 65 comments wow, so impressed with you two! hope you survive! :)


message 45: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments rebel wrote: "wow, so impressed with you two! hope you survive! :)"

Thanks, I doubt I will be able to stay up much longer.


message 46: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Hour 19, almost finished with Storm of Steel.


message 47: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 437 comments You got this! Take a 20-30 min power nap - the end is in sight!!


message 48: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 437 comments It's hour 20!!


message 49: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Update, hour 20 - finishing Storm of Steel


message 50: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Checking in


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