This weekend is the Spring 2014 edition of Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon! I love this event (and if you’re unfamiliar with the details, you can check them out by clicking on the image above.)
I don’t have a specific Read-a-thon pile of books waiting for me, as I typically do. I have a lot of library books checked out, so I’m planning to just continue with my stack. I have to take The Girl to a workshop tomorrow morning, which is an hour’s drive time each way. Because she can’t be without her iPod – and, therefore, the lads from One Direction – for such a long trek, that will provide me with quality audiobook time.
I’ve been listening to Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and quite frankly, I’m hating it. It’s tortuous to the point where I’ve nearly fallen asleep while driving to work while listening to this. And you KNOW I absolutely have no problem with abandoning books that aren’t working for me (and I encourage others to do the same) but I need to stick this one out. There are reasons. Good ones. Which I will talk about in more detail in another blog post. But you guys? I really cannot stand this goddamn book and I need it to be over. I also have Oliver Twist on my Kindle, so I may read some of it while waiting for Betty at her workshop – although I usually use that time to write. (Again, I can’t take much more … and I’m on page 325 of 512. Sigh.)
It’s possible that this might be the only book I read for the Readathon, and that’s okay. If I finish with Oliver, I’m planning to move onto The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin.
I also have a chunk of time on Sunday that I may dedicate to reading – i.e., unofficially continue the Readathon into a second day.
Whether you’re participating as a reader or an observant, I hope you have a great Readathon day celebrating the joys and success of reading.