Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon!

Hi all!

I had originally planned to be traveling this weekend, but – guess what? – I canceled those plans and am now free to participate in this biannual readathon for the first time in a while. Woohoo! Find out more details about the readathon here.

What are my plans? For the most part, I’ll be reading John Green’s “Turtles All the Way Down” and catching up on my woefully behind #DealMeIn2018 short story reading. I also have a couple other books going that I may hit – “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” by Gabor Maté and “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson. I’ve also recently started a multi-year project of reading the Arabian Nights ALL THE WAY THROUGH (I’m giving myself “A Thousand and One” days to finish – ha ha) . Wish me luck on that one.


Since I don’t like ‘just sitting around the house,’ I’ll also plan on doing some reading “on the road” at coffee shops or maybe sitting at the bar for lunch or dinner, or maybe the Indiana State Library which is one of my favorite haunts for “public reading”

Are you “Dew”ing the readathon this time around? What are your reading plans? What are your favorite reading spaces when you’re “readathoning?”


  1. Kathleen Angelone said,

    April 27, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Hi- I really liked Turtles all the way down, more than his other books. Kathleen

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Jay said,

      April 30, 2018 at 8:27 am

      Thanks for the comment, Kathleen. I’ve finished it now. I liked it more than The Fault in Our Stars and maybe a little less than Paper Towns, which is my favorite Green book.


  2. Dale said,

    April 27, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I think you’ll enjoy Turtles All the Way Down! And good luck on the Arabian Nights stories!


    • Jay said,

      April 30, 2018 at 8:28 am

      Hi Dale, I liked Turtles a lot. I didn’t find it as “wrenching” as some have described it as there is much that is hopeful in it too.

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  3. MaryR said,

    April 28, 2018 at 10:28 am

    There are great people at the Indiana State Library so I bet it is a great place to read. I love to just get to stay home all day so will be doing my reading there. 1001 days seems very reasonable for Arabian Nights reading. Hope you have a great readathon!


    • Jay said,

      April 30, 2018 at 8:30 am

      Thanks for the comment, Mary. I forgot that the Race for the Cure event was also saturday, so I held off going down there until early afternoon, when parking wasn’t at such a premium. I didn’t get much Arabian Nights reading done, but I did finish the John Green book and read a ton of short stories (which is my favorite read-a-thon format)


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