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text 2020-04-26 14:34
Dewey's Closing Survey
Well Quincy slept in, so I did too.  Read another few chapters of The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson before falling asleep around 1 am. 
How would you assess your reading overall?
More reading than I have done since COVID-19 turned our lives upside down. I'm satisfied.
Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
Only strategy was to focus on reading and to remember to turn on an audiobook when I was working on other things. I was partially successful at staying out of the games on my phone.
What was your favorite snack?
Pretzels & Peanut Butter
Wanna volunteer for our next event?
I'll tell you closer to it. I've been participating in at least one #Readathon a year (either Dewey's or 24in48) since October 2013, but often have conflicting events. Cheering on everyone else's reading is one of my favorite parts of the Readathon, so if I don't have conflicts, I'd probably sign up for a shift somewhere.
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photo 2020-04-26 12:53
Favorite reading spot for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon

Same Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon -- new location. Actual sunlight and good weather (North Las Vegas, side patio, kindle Oasis)

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text 2020-04-26 05:17
Dewey's Mid-Event Survey and Good Night


It’s hour 16ish and closing in on Midnight for me, so I’m going to close my day with the “Mid-Event Survey”


What are you reading right now?

Getting ready to take my Kindle with The Secret Garden to bed and read until my eyes shut.


How many books have you read so far?

I haven’t finished anything (and am unlikely to finish anything) but I’m not disappointed because with finishing 7 chapters in The Secret Garden and listening to 6 chapters of in the Audiobook of The Third Daughter, I’ve read more today than I have in the previous month.


I might have to find a picture book on Hoopla, just so that I can have an entry in the books finished database.


What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Going to bed, because I’ve been exhausted. But our dog has a bad habit of waking up at 6 am, so I’m hoping he gets me up to read some more.


Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

My Readathon day is full of interruptions, and other responsibilities.  It has been for pretty much every Readathon I’ve participated in.  I just read when I can. 


What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

Not a surprise, but I’m loving the Facebook posts and Booklikes blogs about what everyone else is reading and doing today!  It’s wonderful to feel like part of community!  I’d thought about venturing onto Twitter or Instagram, but decided to pick up a book instead.


P.S. The Split Pea soup was yummy!


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text 2020-04-25 21:28
Dewey's Readathon Hour 8 Update - April 2020


So far today I have


  • Read 5 chapters in The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson (don’t know how many pages since I’m reading on a Kindle Fire) 
  • Snuggled with my reading companion
  • Had my Kindle run out of charge
  • Listened to the first 3 chapters of The Third Daughter - Talia Carner on Hoopla (don’t know how many pages since it’s an audiobook, but about an hour’s worth)
  • Run out to pick up washable face masks (while listening to said audiobook).
  • Participated in my online Karate class
  • Cleaned up from class
  • Ate a chicken sandwich for lunch
  • Realized it was too late to start split pea soup in the crock pot and just started it on the stove instead (while listening to more audiobook)


It’s nap time now.


Afterwards, I’ll probably listen to more of the audiobook while meeting my daily quota of grinding/farming in Empires and Puzzles

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text 2020-04-25 21:16
Reading progress 1% -- for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon
Ain't Love a Witch? - Dakota Cassidy

After five books with Stephania "Stevie" -- now POV switches to Alastair.  Not a repeat now in a different point of view, just that the book opens in his head instead of hers.


A warm little cozy paranormal mystery so far with engaging characters -- very important to me for these types of books.  I actually didn't care for the Paris, Texas series this one and others spun off from -- it was okay as far as I read.  But I was really liking Stevie and her bat Belfry.  The ghost Alastair was fine as a side character and love interest plus has a slowly unveiling storyline that's been interesting.  His frenemy ghost introduced last book is already annoying despite being kind to Stevie -- not really flowing with the storyline for me and I'm tired of reading badly accented Russian and English mix.


So could be a bad one to start for the readathon or could be as fun as previous books in series.


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