Normally I really look forward to Dewey’s 24-hour readathon as a great way to take a break from the busyness of work and obligations, but it feels a little bit different this time around. With social distancing still in effect, I’ve been reading much more than I normally do, and the concept of staying inside and reading all day doesn’t have quite the same allure that it normally does. I was weighing participating at all, but came to the conclusion that I still really do want to partake in Dewey’s this round, but that it might look a little different for me than it normally does: I’d love to spend a lot of time outside if possible; I want to focus on the social aspect of the readathon, encouraging and chatting with other readers; and my actual reading during the readathon may take a hit if I decide I need a bit more social interaction via Facetime.
My TBR for this round of Dewey’s is a little all over the place; I have no idea what I’m in the mood to read or how much reading I’ll be getting done, but these are some possibilities, including current reads I’d like to make progress on and new books to start:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I’m intrigued by Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth, and I’m hoping to possibly finish The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Last night, I made tabbouleh in preparation for the readathon!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I love the community feel of the readathon, and I think it’s something we could all use right now.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
Read outside! Normally I’m a bit of a hermit during the readathon, but I’m in desperate need of some sunshine.