I’m up, I’m up!!! I slept through the last few hours. I had to, otherwise I would have been a total zombie today! Drawback: I will not even reach a total of 12 hours reading time. Here is a recap of the last few posts from Dewey‘s website:
Hour 23 – What motivates you to read?
What motivates me to read? I read a lot during work, which means I usually avoid non-fiction like the plague. It feels too much like work. I am trying to get better about that.
So traditionally I read for entertainment. Pure escapism, boldly going to places nobody has gone before. Well, no, I actually prefer to go together with others, therefore I have been very active on Goodreads for many years. There was a slump a few years back, but I rekindled my love of reading SF and found a great group on GR of likeminded people.
Hour 21 – Twenty-two Readathons Ago…
Do I remember my first readathon? Barely. It was a Dewey‘s Readathon as well, quite a few years ago. Back then I still used FB and Twitter and might have been active there. I don‘t remember if I stayed up or how many hours I managed to stay awake…
Hour 20 – why do you show up?
This time around I actually joined up wanting to connect and maybe find other reading enthusiasts with similar reading tastes. In my real life I don‘t really have that. Other readers, yes, but our reading tastes are very different and I have never managed to connect with them about books in a meaningful way. Reading SF and Fantasy is perceived as weird by many. No idea.
Hour 16 – Do you want to be a kid again?
Nope, thank you. I never wanted to be a kid or a teenager again. I always enjoyed to be a grown-up. I am not a fan of YA and the only children‘s fiction I re-read fairly regularly is The Hobbit.
Hour 15 -Rachel Noel – Reading During Readathon
1. What are you reading right now?
I am still reading Behemoth and Monster 1983, as before. I might not finish them until the end of the readathon, but I plan to do so today.
2. How many books have you read so far?
Well, those two. I picked two chunksters for my readathon, hence a non-existing finishing list.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I spent most of it sleeping so far. I will try to read as much as possible until the finishing time.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
My parents called and I chatted with a friend. I gave up reading time for that, because people are important. The biggest interruption of my reading time was the readathon itself, with its updates, posts and Instagram. But it was fun.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How much I let myself get distracted, when reading.
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