Dewey's Read-a-Thon


So, I take part in the Dewey's read-a-thon every year, when I can, just to dedicate a day to reading for as long as possible. I see it as a way to concentrate on the books I have sitting around and am not finishing. My aim is not to finish many books as i am quite a slow reader, and it depends on the book. I also get distracted quite easily but today I am taking it more seriously than previously so and actually documenting it. 


This is my current set up:



I have already had gluten free/vegan banana and blueberry pancakes and so am fuelled up so my stand by food is Chilli & Lemon Potato Grills! Delish! Oh and lots of green tea! I will then make some more food and continue, but that is later!



Currently reading The Radleys by Matt Haig as a light intro read and I started this morning with 117 pgs read so far, it is a humorous 'vampire' read.


Other books that I plan on reading today are, Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon, I am on pg 439 and hope to make some progress on it today. I am also on pg 329 of Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin and hope to finish it today (60 pgs to go)


Trying not to get distracted by the twitter updates, although I am not a twitter user but seeing the community of 'read-a-thonners' is comforting.




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

England, UK - typically dull, rainy day today, perfect for staying indoors and not feeling guilty!

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

All are enjoyable, 'The Mists of Avalon' is engrossing so I wanted to finish 'Wildwood' first and maybe even finish 'The Radleys' as it is easy going, then finish up engrossed in 'The Mists'

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I already started the Chilli & Lemon Potato Grills and they are more-ish...that is after I wrestled with the packaging, it wasn't easy to open.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I have been working this summer as a field assistant in Scotland catching bats for a PhD research study. Basically I love bats!

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 participated as an anonymous and did not record my progress etc so this time I am recording it all, even if it all is more distracting and making me read less....


Mini challenge Hour 13


Best Books (so far)



Best Book of Your Reading Year

The Diversity Of Life - Edward O Wilson



Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year

South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami



Best YA Book of Your Reading Year

Don't generally read YA but The Radley's - Matt Haig



Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year

Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology - David Abram



Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year

Herland - Charlotte Perkins Gilman



Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year

The Mists Of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley



Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley



Best Author of Your Reading Year

Jose Saramago



Best Cover of Your Reading Year

Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees - Roger Deakin