Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon: April 2017

Dewey's 24-hour readathon - April 2017

This is it. It’s readathon time, and I can’t wait to get started! For the next 24 hours, I will be reading, cheering other bookworms on and posting updates here on the blog and on Twitter and Instagram too. Where can I find you?

Happy reading, everyone!

Saturday 2pm
And we’re off! I’ll be reading Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology first. It’s not very long and it’s filled with crazy gods – I can’t wait!

Readathon question:
Which book will you be reading first at this readathon?

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Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon April 2017

Saturday 6pm
Norse Mythology – I’m currently on page 165, but I would have been much further if I didn’t stop to make cups of tea all the time!
I like Gaiman’s stories about the nordic gods, but so far I’ve heard them all before, which makes this book a tiny bit boring. Hopefully, I’ll get to read some stories which I haven’t heard before!

Readathon Question:
How far are you with your book?

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deweys-24-hour-readathon-april-2017Tea and cookie break!

Saturday 10pm
I finished Norse Mythology and even though I’ve heard the stories before, Gaiman did a good job of bringing them to live on the page. I like his take on Thor, but my favourite character in the book is probably Lit the dwarf.

I’ve started on my next book which is Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews. I love her books and this one has started out pretty great, so I’m sure it’ll be another great read.

Magic Shifts quote:
“One doesn’t let her fiancé fight a horde of ghouls by himself. Some things were just not done.”

Readathon question:
Which genres are you reading for this event?

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Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon April 2017

Sunday 2am
I’m slowly making my way through Magic Shifts. It always takes me forever and a day to read books that I really like – I keep rereading words and sentences, even whole pages get reread a couple of times if I like them. I am a slow reader at the best of times, but this book is not making me read any faster! However, I’ve come to the decision that I would rather savour this book than rush through it to make it through my tbr pile. It’s totally worth it!

How are you doing with your reading?

Readathon question:
If you like a book, do you read it faster or slower than normal?

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I have moved to the bed – not sure if this is a smart move or not. It’s very comfy…

Sunday 6am
I’ve finished Magic Shifts, and like all the other Kate Daniels books, I really liked it. It was filled with sentences that made me snicker out loud. The humour and Kate’s kick-ass attitude is world class entertainment. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

I’ve started reading Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost, which is another favourite series by a world class urban fantasy author. It’ll be interesting to see how it compares to the other two books I’ve read in the Night Prince series.

Readathon question:
Are you a fan of urban fantasy books?

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Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon April 2017
What is up with these ridiculous romance type covers?! This man does not look like a dangerous vampire who impales people! Less moody pout and more it’s-my-way-or-the-highway smile, please!

Sunday 10am
I’ve taken a little nap since I last updated the blog. Reading had slowed to a crawl because my eyes were struggling to focus, so I decided to get some rest. It helped – my eyes can focus a lot better now, but reading is still pretty slow going, but that okay. I’ll get there in the end.

I like Bound By Flame so far, but I must admit that it’s difficult to concentrate on the plot when you’re brain feels like cotton. If I like it when I turn the final page, I might just do a reread in the near future – just to get all the details which my sluggish brain is missing at the moment.

Readathon question:
Have you guys slept so far?

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24 hour Readathon

I had to move back to my chair – lying in bed made me way too sleepy.

Sunday 2pm
And we made it! The readathon is done, and I feel great – tired – but great. I managed to finish my third book which I’m pretty please about. And even though I didn’t get to read the fourth book I had planned, I still got to read some great books and talk to some great people during this readathon. It was well worth the (more or less) sleepless night!

I will definitely be doing this again in October! Will you?

Readathon question: 
Did you get through all the books you had planned for this readathon?

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Dewey's readathon

Done and now nap time!

4 thoughts on “Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon: April 2017

  1. Marie says:

    I’m on page 370, so I’ll easily finish this within the next 2 hours. Bare in mind I still need to have dinner 😛

    • A Little Blue Book says:

      That’s great! I need to stop looking at bookstagram and start reading!
      How many books are you aiming to read?

    • A Little Blue Book says:

      Thanks! They’re super sweet (as in stuffed with sugar), but I’ve got the recipe here if you want to give them a go. They’re pretty easy to bake 🙂

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