Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon is coming up this weekend. I had a lot of fun last time, and I definitely wanted to do it again, but I’m going to apply some of the lessons I learned last time.
- First and most importantly, I’m not going 24 hours. Not even close. The majority of my reading time will be limited to the 9 to 5 hours when my local library is open. That’s when and where I did my best reading last time, so I’m sticking to that. I might read a bit at home, but I’m not cutting into my sleep time at all. That was bad… very, very bad.
- I’m not updating on the blog this time around. I spent a lot more time filling out those survey questions than I would have liked. And while I’m not reading around the clock this time so it’s not as big of a deal, I still think sticking to Twitter will just be easier.
- I can’t sit and read a book for hours straight, but I’m also not great at jumping between books, so my read-a-thon stack this time around is all Fear Street and Nancy Drew. I don’t advocate reading short books solely so you can up your tally, but they are a great way to break up your reading into pre-determined chunks. Not to mention, revisiting stories from childhood is just fun, but not something we do in our normal reading lives… at least I don’t. Dewey’s is the perfect opportunity to break away from my usual TBR.
So, a bit of a more low-key approach than I took last time, but that’s definitely what I need right now.
Who else is reading for Dewey’s on Saturday?