Read-a-thon post #2

A quick update. 10 a.m. – I’ve read a total of 1 hour and 56 minutes thus far, and I was able to finish Jack London’s unique novel, Before Adam. I won’t post about it in depth at this time, but maybe later. For my short story reading project, I drew the five of spades, which I had assigned to the Charles Beaumont short story, “The Howling Man,” which I have just completed. (You may be familiar with this story from the Twilight Zone episode of the same title.) What’s next? I think I may get started on Kevin Helmick’s “noir novel” Driving Alone: A Love Story.

How’s your read-a-thon coming along?


Time for a Read-a-thon!


I’ve been blogging for a few years now, and I’ve often seen posts by my fellow bloggers about upcoming “Read-a-thon” events. I’ve often wanted to participate, but they always seemed to fall on an inconvenient date for me. Not so this time! Tomorrow, 10-12, is the “Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon” event, and guess what? It’s also the start of my staycation! So, I’m going to take the plunge and see how much I can read in the twenty-four hours starting when I get up tomorrow morning.

Since this is my first time, I’ll not likely be doing anything besides just reading (there are a lot ancillary events going on) and perhaps updating my progress regularly here on my blog. Hundreds of bloggers are participating. Are you one of them? Looking at the sign up list, I don’t recognize many of the blogs and bloggers so this may also be a good way to discover some new and interesting book blogs. Maybe some fellow participants will even discover mine? 🙂

Weekends are a prime reading time for me anyway, so this won’t be a great personal sacrifice to me (unless I forego my normally scheduled Saturday visit to BW3s to play Buzztime Trivia – hey, maybe I could make that a personal reward if I can reach a certain threshold of pages or books or stories?) Ooh, good idea, Jay. 🙂

Later tonight or early tomorrow morning I’ll post a tentative schedule and list of potential reads for those who want to play along at home.

More information about the read-a-thon maybe found at: