Dewey's 24-hour read-a-thon

I realize I haven’t updated much lately, and I’m sorry. I don’t know why, probably because I watched two seasons of the office in something like three days. Which seems a bit unhealthy, but it’s SO good. I will hopefully update this weekend, because I just signed up for the Dewey’s read-a-thon. It’s 24 hour read-a-thon. Everyone starts at the same time, which means there’s different start times around the world. Which sounds confusing, but there is no easy way to explain it. Since I’m in Norway I start at 2 pm on Saturday the 26th of April. Other places start at other times, so we all start at the same moment, because wibbly wobbly timey wimey.

I’m doing it for a couple of reasons. One, I’m a bit behind and I need a reason to just read for a while. Two, it sounds like fun. Three, I’ve always wanted to try one, and 24 hours seems perfect, because it’s a sort of doable time period. A couple of days or a week seems like a lot to me.

I have three books I need to finish this month: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters, and Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon. In an attempt to avoid going crazy, getting bored, disillusioned, or getting a superb headache I thought I’d spice it up with some graphic novels maybe. I just bought Locke and Key so I’ll probably read that, and I have some others lying around. I don’t imagine I’ll finish all the books, but I’ll get further along in them, which is good.

Since I’ve never done read-a-thons before I looked up tips and stuff. Learning vital things like taking breaks and changing up my reading place. Also when I take breaks I can update the blog and stuff. I’ll probably also update my twitter.

I’ll try to do blog updates with currently reading, how much I’ve read since last time. Challenges I’ve done, my totals, where I’ve been reading, all that good stuff.

So that’s how I’ll spend my Saturday, it seems like a good decision. I’m pleased with it. Go me.