Dewey’s Read-a-thon

deweyreadathonHi friends! Can’t believe I’m doing Dewey’s Read-a-thon again. My goal is modestly set at eight hours of reading. There will be updates on my progress throughout the day. If you are reading too, let me know how it’s going in the comments!

The Next Morning: 

Didn’t quite reach my goal, but got more reading done yesterday than I would have otherwise, so I’m going to call that a win. Hope everyone else that participated had a lot of fun!

Saturday, 12:26am: Getting Sleepy 

Got about half of a arc I have called About a Girl, by Sarah McCarry, but am starting to fade so I’m probably going to sleep soon. Not my most successful read-a-thon, but still a lot of fun! I’ll have to clear my schedule and plan better next time!

Saturday, 7pm: Another book down! 

Finished The Graham Cracker Plot – another great middle grade! Probably going to take a break to go get some dinner with friends, but hopefully I’ll get a few more hours of reading in later tonight. If not? I guess this is just for fun anyways, right?

Saturday, 4:30pm: back to reading! 

Back from class (which incidentally was one of my favorites of the semester) and ready to keep reading. I finished Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin, while I was on the subway, so now I’m moving on to another book for class called The Graham Cracker Plot, by Shelley Tougas.

Also to complete the hour nine challenge, hosted by A Girl That Likes Books, and tell you all my favorite book-inspired recipe. Here is a picture of some candied nuts I made from the American Girl cookbook in December (I think it was a Felicity recipe). They were delicious!

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Saturday, 10am: Time to head to class 

I am nearing the end of Elsewhere, but have to stop reading to get ready for class! Hope to rejoin the read-a-thon fun soon!

Saturday, 8 am: Let the reading begin! 

I am starting with a book that is assigned for school, Elsewhere, by Gabriel Zevin. Before I start the reading, here is my opening meme:

Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Brooklyn, New York 
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Hoping to reread The Giver, by Lois Lowry. I haven’t read that one since 6th grade. 
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Last minute decision to join, so I might need to run out and get special snacks at some point (or at least a bagel). 
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a student in The New School’s writing for children MFA program and I write curriculum for a Middle School reading tutoring program. 
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? Unfortunately, I have class and a whole bunch of work to get through today, so I’m only going for 8 hours of reading. I still think it will be fun to participate though! 

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