Day 25: Comics Craze

Comics are the best for a Readathon.  They are short, quick, and attention grabbing.  You can blow through a few issues or a trade paperback or two, and feel like you’ve really accomplished something during the readathon.

My pick for comics for the Dewey’s Readathon will be the new Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series.  I’ve loved Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys since I was a little kid, and I was thrilled to find a new comic series to dive into starring my favorite detectives.  I’ve been saving the issues for a binge read.

Nancy Drew Hardy Boys #1 cover a

24 in 48

This weekend is the 24 in 48 Readathon! The goal here is to read for 24 hours this weekend. I’m a bit of a late entry, but I’ve got very little plans this weekend, so I think I can do it!

I’m starting the Readathon a bit late, but here’s my answers to the Intro Survey:

It’s here! It’s time!

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of #24in48! Right now, it’s midnight ET on the official readathon clock, but we’re kicking things off with a bang. If you’re just now discovering the ‘thon or have been unsure of your weekend plans, you can still sign up and do so throughout the weekend.
A few notes as we get started:
If you’re planning on reading a full 24 hours (or even just trying to get close), make sure you track your time. You can do this a number of ways but the preferred method is with a stopwatch on your phone or computer or the new Bookout app for iOS devices (per a helpful readathoner). If you finish 24 hours of reading, you’ll be eligible to win one of three prize packs, including one just for non-US participants.

There is ZERO pressure to read for a full 24 hours. Seriously, guys. This is the fifth year I’ve been doing this thing, and I say every time, this is supposed to be fun and low pressure. The goal is to set aside some serious time to read with other like-minded readers.

Take a break, get some sleep, eat well. This is a marathon, not a sprint.

Make sure that your sign-up entry is correct (including email and social media/blog URL). If you’re not active on that social platform during the ‘thon, you won’t be able to win any of the amazing prizes we’re giving away. By URL I mean, don’t just type “Twitter” or “Facebook.” I need to be able to find you, so list your username or the URL of your feed (i.e. http://twitter.com/24in48readathon). If you need to update your entry, you can do so by going through the link you received in your confirmation email. If you didn’t get an email and need to update your entry, email me ASAP at 24in48readathonofficial@gmail.com.

If your name is announced as either a door prize winner or a challenge winner, go over to the Prize page and fill out the form. If you don’t check in there, you’ll miss your shot to win.

Follow the conversation (which honestly is my favorite part of the ‘thon) on social media. I’ll be posting from @24in48readathon on Twitter, on the official Facebook page, and @24in48 on Instagram and Litsy. You can – and should – use the official hashtag #24in48 everywhere as well.

I’ll be posting here every three hours with challenges and door prize giveaways, so check in early and often.
Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?

The Great Midwest

Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?

I participated last winter. 

Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?

Not my first!

What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?

I have a lot of books I’m currently in the middle of reading, and I’m really just looking forward to getting lots of reading in, so all of them!

Tell us something about yourself.

I’m a knitter. Audiobooks may be in use today. 

Remind us where to find you online this weekend.

Right here on my blog, or on twitter (@BooksBeyondM). 
Good luck today!  I’ll check back in soon!

Hour 8

We’re 1/3 of the way through the day, and I don’t know about you, but I’m having a blast. I’ve started Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, and while it is not at all what I expected, I think it’s even better than I hoped. 

We just got through the lunch hour not too long ago, and a simple dinner is planned, so there’s very little that will distract me from my books, except for maybe sleep. I may take a nap before dinner so I can stay up extra late tonight!

I hope everyone else is having a successful reading day!

Pages read: 149

Books finished: 1

Coffee had: 4

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

So, tomorrow is the Fall edition of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!  I officially participated last April, and am excited to give it another go now.  I’ve not really figured out the best way for me to go about a readathon, so I picked out tons of options to turn to tomorrow.  Here’s just a sampling of the books I’ve pulled for the weekend:

The Persephone Book of Short Stories. Some stories to dip in and out of when a novel just won’t do. I’ve read a few in here, but there’s still plenty left for this weekend. 

The Giveness of Things. Essays for the same reason as short stories. And I love Robinson, so I know I’ll love these. 


Missing Millie Benson. A short middle grade biography on one of my favorite authors in existence. I’ve been waiting for a good time to read this!


The Days of Abandonment. I’m hoping reading some of Ferrante’s shorter novels will help me get into her work a little more. And short for the readathon is a plus. 


Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Kind of short, light, easy to read…all a good combo. 


Harry Potter Illustrated Editions. I’ve been holding onto the Chamber of Secrets for a special time to read it, and this may be it.  

Northanger Abbey. Part of the Austentatious Book Club. I’ve barely started, so maybe I can get a chunk in. 

Dracula. An audiobook for the times where having a book in my hands just won’t work. 

Finally…Fables comics. Quick to read and will make me feel as if I’m making progress. I’m around issue 11, and it got really slow. Maybe I’m not into the story arc going on right now…I’ll probably skip it and go on to the next issue if that’s the case. 

So my goals for tomorrow… I don’t know if a page count, or a number of books to finish will be beneficial for me. I really just want to end the readathon feeling satisfied. Vague, I know. 

Anyone set solid goals during the readathon? What are they? Who else is participating? 

Bout of Books

I’m a bit late to the game, but I’m going to join in on the Bout of Books Readathon this week? For those of you that have never heard of this Readathon, here’s a little info:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’ve got a big stack of books to read, but I’m not going to tie myself down with a TBR this time. I’m just going to see where this readathon takes me!

Anyone else participating?

BookTubeathon

I may not be a Book-Tuber, but I do follow tons, and this week is all about the BookTubeathon!  Readathons are always a ton of fun, so I thought I’d go ahead and participate myself!  I have found a way to incorporate all of the challenges with the books I’m working on right now and those that are next up on my TBR.  I’m not planning on finishing them all, but Any sort of progress will be great! So here’s my TBR:

Continue reading “BookTubeathon”

Zero Hour

The Readathon is starting soon! To kick it off, I’m answering the questions for the opening meme here. 

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

The Great Midwest

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry. I’ve already started and think it’s so cute!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Haven’t decided on snacks yet, but probably something chocolate. 

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’m a knitter and plan on using some audiobook time to finish a sweater today too!

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?

I’ve never participated in Dewey’s before, and the thing I’m most looking forward to is dedicating my day to reading. 

I’ll be back to check in with my progress soon. Happy reading everyone!