Dewey’s Readathon Hour 8

Just read and finished Saga #58 by Brian K. Vaughn. The single issues are soooo short, sigh! Full review will follow, probably tomorrow, after the readathon has finished…

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon

We’ve reached hour 8, and another of our scheduled hour-long reading sprints. 8 hours is a full workday, so if you have not yet finished and healthy food, perhaps grab a healthy snack and some water or other non-sugary beverage to enjoy while you read for this next hour. Stand up, stretch, take some nice, deep breaths, and then grab your book for our Hour 8 reading sprint.

Ready? On your marks …. Get set …. Read!

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Dewey’s Readathon Hour 1

Opening survey!

What fine part of the world are you reading from today? — the South of Germany, close to Stuttgart.

Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? — I started with Unfortunate Stars, my current Netgalley. I am also really looking forward to The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice (re-read).

Which snack are you most looking forward to? — I am not much of a snack person. I just had a sandwich with a garlic/herb spread and some peppers.

Tell us a little something about yourself! — no time, must read!

If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? — more reading, less social media! Bye-bye! Oh, yes, I am also timing my social media time, apart from the various forms of reading…

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon

What better way to get started with our 2022 Spring Readathon than with a reading sprint? If you have never done a reading sprint before, it is super easy- pick up your book (or turn on your audiobook), tune out all distractions, and just read/listen for the duration of the sprint. Can’t make it a whole hour? Try to hold your focus for as long as you can. Reading sprints are great exercise for your brain, and a great way to make progress reading a book you’ve had languishing unfinished for a while. Traditionally we do an hour long reading sprint every 4 hours, plus our initial one in hour 1, so if you missed this sprint, try again during hours 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, and 24.

So, on your marks …. Get set …. Read!

Opening Survey!

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

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Dewey’s April Readathon

…starts in about 2.5 hours. So far I have no plans for this weekend. I did my grocery shopping yesterday. I am as organized as I can be. It‘s always a possibility that friends pop up spontaneously and we end up going for a walk or something similar, but otherwise, let‘s see how this goes…

Reading lined up for this readathon:

Novels in paper/kindle, aka eye-reading:

Under Fortunate Stars, ebook, Netgalley and buddy read planned for May.

The Queen of the Damned: The Third Book in The Vampire Chronicles, paper, re-read and buddy read planned for May/June.

Hinter den drei Kiefern: Ein Fall für Gamache, paper, Gamache #13. This one is a backup and one of my StoryGraph picks for May. It‘s unlikely that I will pick it up during the readathon.

Audiobooks:

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold, audible, finally picked this up! The incomparable Stephen Fry. Started already.

Eyes of the Void, Shards of Earth #2 (Final Architecture), audible, buddy read planned for May. Jumping the gun a little! Tchaikovsky has become one of my favourite authors, although I have also read some of his works that I did not like.

Short Stories:

The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six — ongoing buddy read, started already.

Comics / Graphic Novels:

Saga #58, eComic

Yoko Tsuno: TWO-IN-ONE: Unterirdische Begegnung / Die Orgel des Teufels, paper, my other StoryGraph pick for May.

Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken #0, eComic, STNG mirrorverse, buddy read planned for May.


So far I am bumming around the apartment in my loungewear. I‘ll see if I go for a walk later with an audiobook. The weather is not great…

Foodwise I have paranuts and cashews as snacks, two bananas and an orange. Then there is some stuffed peppers, babaganough and some garlicy cheese stuff from my favourite Turkish grocery shop around the corner. I baked some weird glutenfree bread baking mix last night. Looks weird, as mentioned. No idea yet, if it tastes good.

Then there are some ramen and soba instant noodles. And for the contact grill I got a salmon steak and there is some halloumi. Plus some mixed leaf salad, some asparagus, a small radicchio, bell peppers, cucumber, some bulgur salad…

No risk of starving this weekend!