Last night, around 9 p.m. I remembered that my friend Deb Nance, who is a blogging friend living in the same town as I, was hosting at the Dewey’s 24 Hour REVERSE Readathon. I had done Dewey’s 24 a few times, once staying up all 24 hours, with the exception of a three hour nap. This time instead of holding the Readathon from 7 a.m. one day until 7 a.m. the next day, Dewey’s did a reverse Readathon beginning at 7 p.m. 8/7, lasting until 7 p.m. 8/8. Debby always has fun things to do and great giveaways during her hosting hour. I spent from 9-10 p.m. reading, commenting on, and enjoying her post, plus scrolled back to catch a post or two I’d missed during the week. Posting and reading posts counts as “bookish” activity according to Dewey’s. Then, at ten, I began listening to a delightful audiobook which I soon became enamored of. Because I had the lights off, I fell asleep sometime around 10:45.
When I awoke it was 12:30, I found where I’d “left the book’s company” and began listening again. After an hour, I started a really engaging small, hardback some kind soul had left in my LFL (Little Free Library).
At 2 a.m., I remembered I had read a bit of this book earlier in the day, and thought I’d wind my night-owl reading down with a few sections from it. (The book has lines separating sections, not chapters, very different, and would be hard to follow were it not for the family tree at the front of the book, which I kept the thumb of my left hand tucked into for quick reference as to who was who). After only 20 minutes, I knew I was going to nod off again, so I gave up, turned off the light and slept until 5:30 a.m. At that time, I again listened to .
Still listening, I ate a cup of homemade soup for breakfast around 6 and listened until 8.
Wanting to be at the post office by 9, I showered and dressed, and off I went, taking care of two other errands as well, and stopping by to see Deb Nance of Readerbuzz and deliver a book I’d promised her the night before.
I took a break, ate lunch/brunch, and slept again from 11:30 until 12:50. From then until now (2:15 p.m. Saturday, the 8th) I listened and read from the same three books. Posting this is a “bookish” activity, and my participation in the Readathon continues.
I plan to give an update on the end of my day and the progress made during the Readathon either later this evening or tomorrow. Stay tuned…and keep on reading!