Dewey Read-a-thon April 25, 2015

Time: 5:40 pm

So, finally got home from work, ate a quick late lunch (by mistake, grab the wrong container from my fridge… so didn’t have a proper lunch at work) and started reading. With my late start at Hour 9, I am happy to report that I finished my first book.  Actually, it’s half a book, I think I started on it during another read-a-thon and then didn’t finish.  I guess you can say it’s not a page-turner, but I’m the commited type who tend to stay in a relationship till the end, unless it’s really hopeless.  I was looking on my shelf for my TBR books for RAT, and saw this and figure it’s about time to end the affair.

Time: 9:02 pm

Took a quick nap at 7pm for half an hour, then woke up and helped hubby prepare dinner.  He was nice enough to do the cooking and washing, while I offered some token help, like mincing the garlic and laying the forks out on the table.

Time: 9:54 pm

Finished Brewing Up a Business, written by Sam Calagione, the head of Dogfish Head.  It’s a shame that I was reading about beer but I couldn’t drink any!  Sadly, experience taught me that I would get too giddy and sleepy to continue reading much.  This book was autographed by the author when he came to Funky Buddha Brewery a few weeks ago.

Time: 12:10 am

Finished The Tent.  A easy, beautiful and enjoyable read. Not really sleepy yet but as I goes to work at 6am not sure if I can do much more.  Maybe something short or a manga.

TIme: 1:38 am (hour 18)

Another book done! I picked Earth and Ashes up at a Booklegger shelf, thinking that this thin book is perfect for read-a-thon.  Snack: Tim Tam!

Time: 3:42 am (hour 20)

As it’s late it’s perfect time to pick up from manga!!  A marshmallowy high school romance. First love, first kiss. Ah, beautiful youth! Now time for bed as I have to be leaving for work at 6am.

While I did not read as much as I’d want, I had a great time this read-a-thon.  I have joined a few mini challenges, and have great fun joining the chat on Twitter, “meeting” other readers from different cities and countries: Denmark, Dominican Republic…

Total Pages read so far: 955

Tone Deaf in Bangkok:  pg 73-155
Brewing up a Business: pg 168-269
The Tent by Margaret Atwood pg 1-155
Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi pg 1-54
We Were There vol 1-3 by Yuki Obata pg 186, 186, 186

Total Time spent reading so far: 9 hr

Other Readers I have visited:

@shaunesay
@Atrixareads
@j

Mini-challenges I’ve entered:

In 100 Years… 

Which contemporary books will become classic in a 100 years? It’s a fun mini-challenge, and wish there is some way I could really know what books will still be around and read by students in a 100 years. After some quick consideration, my votes are: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Bookish Brews

It’s funny I am reading a book about Dogfish Head Brewery, and up pop this challenge. While a bottle of beer would be my “choice of beverage”, sadly, experience taught me that I don’t read too well under influence. So the next best thing is the butter beer. Found it at Whole Foods a few years back and it simply screams Harry Potter without infringing any copyright.

Six Words Story

Books I have finished:

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Getting Ready for Dewey’s Read-a-thon April 25, 2015

Yay!  Another read-a-thon!  I read on the website that this is the 8th year of Dewey’s Read-a-thon, and it will be my 9th. Not bad, huh?

I have to work both Sat and Sun morning this weekend, so that would cut into my reading time, but I plan to try my best!  STAY AWAY FROM MY PHONE, for example.  I had plans to go out for dinner, but when my friend texted me to cancel, boy, I’ve never been happier!  A whole evening of reading!

I’ll likely start my Read-a-thon listening to an audio book as I drive to work.

Also plan to finish the book I’ve been reading,

Afterwards, will likely start on:

For any cheerleader and fellow Read-a-thon-ers, thank you so much for stopping by to cheer me on! Just want to let you know that I really appreciate that. It makes reading less lonely. (Probably that’s why I love BookCrossing so much.) Happy Reading to you all!! 

Published in: on April 24, 2015 at 9:08 pm  Leave a Comment