It’s almost Dewey. Yay!
Personally Dewey's 24hr Readathon is my favourite readathon, and I’m so happy that I’ll get to participate again this round. Though I will have to juggle a little bit of school work too, hopefully not a lot cause I’m pretty organised and I have almost everything done for next week but there is no rest for the university student.
The readathon starts at 8:00am EDT on Saturday 6th and finishing 7:55 am EDT on Sunday 7th which is a timezone in the US somewhere. However I’ll be starting 11:00pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Saturday 6th and finishing 9:55pm AEST Sunday 7th. Because daylight savings is finishing at 3am on the Sunday morning where I live I lose an hour or something. Oh well, I’m still excited.
I’ve had a bit of existential crises recently about my majors for university and while I’ve sorted that out, it had a really strange effect on my reading. I’ve noticed that when I’m feeling unsure or scatterbrained I tend to start a lot of different books, so consequently I’m reading like five books at once, which is crazy. I’m hoping that now that I’m aware of it, it won’t happen as much in the future, but that still leaves me with a bunch of books that I’m reading at the moment. I also want to read all of these books. So I’ve decided to focus on them for this readathon.
On audiobook I’m currently listening to Monster Blood by R.L. Stine. I only have half an hour left on this one, so it shouldn’t take me long to finish. I’ve really been enjoying revisiting a childhood favourite series, especially since I haven’t ever actually read Monster Blood. Even though I read a lot as a kid, Goosebumps is a huge series so I get a bit of nostalgia while still getting something new which is fun.
I’m reading two ebooks. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, which I’m really enjoying so far, and The Disasters by M.K England, which I’m not enjoying quiet as much but I’m going to give a bit more of a chance, I think I just need to find my feet in the story.
I’m also reading two physical books. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, I’ve read like 200 pages which I loved and then I just kind of haven’t read anymore, and Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, this is a re-read for me and I know I love this book so I just need to read it right.
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to finish a couple of these and make progress on all of them in the readathon, cause I really do want to read all of them.
Where you can find me during the readathon
I will be mostly on Instagram posting updates on my story, you can follow me @sambevlee to stay updated. I also might post a wrap up on the blog, I haven’t decided yet.
Are you participating in this round of Dewey's 24hr Readathon? Do you think I’ll be able to finish some these books? Also do you find if your a bit scattered or stressed that this impacts your reading in a weird way? Let me know in the comments.