Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon 2013!

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As promised, here are my readathon updated condensed into one post! (With non-lesbian books redacted.) It was a lot of fun, and I definitely want to do it again next time! Let me know if you participated or want to next time!

Hour 1:

Currently reading: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich

And how is it? It’s good! It’s the book I already had on the go. It’s a little bit too smart for reading at 5 am, but I’m doing okay, just having to re-read some passages in my sleepiness.

Pages read this hour: 54

Pages read so far: 54

Books completed: None

Food eaten this hour: Some popcorn… not the healthiest breakfast, but oh well.

Interruptions: None so far! Everyone’s asleep.

Anything else? As I said, readathon started at 5 am for me, so it was a little difficult getting out of bed. I’ve been listening to the birds wake up over the hour. I had to kick my roommate off the couch and back to her bed so I could read without waking up my partner! I’m excited to keep reading, but I’m also going to cheer more this readathon, and hopefully do more of the challenges. So here’s the introductory questionnaire for the first hour!

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

British Columbia, Canada!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I actually didn’t make much of a stack this time, so I’ll be choosing off the shelf as I go, mostly, but one of the ones I plan to read that I am excited for is Lunatic Fringe.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Kettle corn, probably! And oreos.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’ll be reading mostly, but probably not entirely lesbian books this readathon! Because, well, the blog title should speak for itself.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I did participate last year, and this time I’m a cheerleader! I’m on Team Owl, the tumblr team!

That’s it! See you next hour!

Hour 2:

Currently reading: Still The Body Geographic

And how is it? I like it!

Pages read this hour: 31

Pages read so far: 85

Books completed: None

Food eaten this hour: None

Interruptions: None except cheerleading and updating.

Anything else? After updating and cheerleading last hour, I realized a half hour had passed! I may have to cut back on that, then, because that’s half my time!

Hour 3:

Currently reading: Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon

And how is it? Pretty good! Not exactly what I was expecting, but I’ll give it time to formulate an opinion.

Pages read this hour: 51

Pages read so far: 136

Books completed: The Body Geographic

Food eaten this hour: A strawberry

Interruptions: Not really anything!

Anything else? Still trying to wake up fully, but it’s 8 am now, so a little more of a reasonable hour. The sun is up, at least.

Hour 4:

Currently reading: Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon

And how is it? I like it, though I am exasperated at some of the characters. I was thinking feminist werewolf utopia! But no, it’s problematic feminists with issues with intersectionality. But I’m sure it’s deliberate, so it’s not a fault of the book.

Pages read this hour: 43

Pages read so far: 179

Books completed: The Body Geographic

Food eaten this hour: None

Interruptions: I did lots of cheering this hour, since I was still sleepy.

Anything else? It’s nine! Human time! But my partner and roommate are still asleep, so it’s still just me!

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Hour 5:

Currently reading: Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon

And how is it? I still am liking it, but I am curious to see where it’s going. I just finished part one, so we’ll see if there’s a big turn in part two! [Edited to add: Nevermind, I just misread Chapter 11 as Part II]

Pages read this hour: 52

Pages read so far: 231

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich

Food eaten this hour: A couple of oreos

Interruptions: A little bit of cheering.

Anything else? No one has come downstairs yet! I hear some shifting around upstairs, but I guess 10 is still early by university Saturday standards, especially since they were both temporarily awake at 5 am. Also I want a picture for this post, otherwise it looks so boring! I’m kind of between cameras at the moment, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to actually take photos this readathon.

Book Challenge: Re-Title Your Current Read: I would re-title this one Howling at the Patriarchy.

Hour 6:

Currently reading: Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon

And how is it? Pretty good, I just think the protagonist’s discovery was a little slow–you know as the reader way before the main character does.

Pages read this hour: 32

Pages read so far: 201

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich

Food eaten this hour: Ketchup chips, oreos.

Interruptions: So many! Roommate #1 up and out the door, roommate #2 up and downstairs (I didn’t even know she was here!), partner up and listening to music and now downstairs having breakfast. I’ve been chatting with them half this hour.

Anything else? It might be a little harder just reading from now on, now that there are human distractions.

Hour 7:

Currently reading: Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon

And how is it? I like it. But lesbian werewolves, what can go wrong?

Pages read this hour: 40

Pages read so far: 241

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich1

Food eaten this hour: Nothing, I think?

Interruptions: Chatted with roommate #2 and my partner for a while, but now they’re out for a little while.

Anything else? Nope, don’t think so! Pretty uneventful update, I will admit.

Hour 8:

Currently reading: Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon

And how is it? Still good! Almost done, I’ll definitely finish it this hour. I am a little confused, though. I thought I knew what was happening, but I clearly don’t! Luckily I have the sequel.

Pages read this hour: 59

Pages read so far: 300

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich1

Food eaten this hour: Popcorn, an oreo, and some cucumber with hummus!

Interruptions: None except snacks! Everyone’s still out.

Anything else? That’s it! I’m impatient to finish another book. I think I’ll read some (non-lesbian, oops!) graphic novels next, and then maybe after I’ll pick up the sequel.

Hour 9:

Currently reading: Unwritten Volume 1 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (no lesbian content)

And how is it? This is a favourite of mine. It’s a re-read, because I haven’t read the 5th book, but I wanted to reread the others before I dove into that one, and what better time than the readathon?

Pages read this hour: 31, plus almost half a graphic novel

Pages read so far: 331, .5 of a graphic novel

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon

Food eaten this hour: None, I think.

Interruptions: Not much. Roommate #2 and my partner came home, but they went back to their rooms pretty quickly.

Anything else? I finished my first full book of the readathon! Woo! Not sure what to read after this. I probably should have made a stack… oh well! Probably a queer teen book.

Hour 10:

Currently reading: Unwritten Volume 2 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (no lesbian content)

And how is it? Great! This is a book-lovers book. I recommend it highly.

Pages read this hour: A little more than half a graphic novel

Pages read so far: 331, 1.2 graphic novels

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Unwritten Volume 1 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Food eaten this hour: Hummus on toast. I do love some hummus.

Interruptions: Roommate #2 brought friends over, so I have re-located to me and my partner’s room.ur

Anything else? Not much!

Hour 11:

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Currently reading: Unwritten Volume 3 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (no lesbian content)

And how is it? Really good! But I’m starting to wonder if I do want to read all 6 straight through or split it up with something else.

Pages read this hour: A graphic novel

Pages read so far: 331, 2.2 graphic novels

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Unwritten Volumes 1 and 2 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Food eaten this hour: Nothing! It’s harder to snack in bed.

Interruptions: Not really anything, other than snuggling with my partner.

Anything else? I think I’ll take a bit of a break and watch some Booktube videos. Almost halfway through!

Hour 12:

Currently reading: Unwritten Volume 3 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (no lesbian content)

And how is it? Still liking it!

Pages read this hour: Half a graphic novel

Pages read so far: 331, 2.7 graphic novels

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Unwritten Volumes 1 and 2 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Food eaten this hour: Hummus mashed potatoes! Yes, I have had a lot of hummus today… it’s good stuff. Also some chocolate.

Interruptions: Eating dinner, watching a couple youtube videos.

Anything else? Halfway point! This is actually the easy part. It’s when it 2am that I’m worried about.

Mid-Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

Good, actually! It’s 5pm here, so it’s now feeling like a reasonable hour.

2) What have you finished reading?

Listed above!

3) What is your favorite read so far?

Probably the Unwritten rereads!

4) What about your favorite snacks?

Chocolate!

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

Not really, but I have been cheering!

Hour 13:

Currently reading: Unwritten Volume 4 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (no lesbian content)

And how is it? Ooo, I just got to the part I remember the most!

Pages read this hour: A graphic novel

Pages read so far: 331, 3.7 graphic novels

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Unwritten Volumes 1-3 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Food eaten this hour: A little chocolate.

Interruptions: Not much! Just saying goodbye to my partner as they left.

Anything else? I’ve stopped cheerleading as much. Maybe I’ll do another round this hour.

Hour 14:

Currently reading: Unwritten Volume 5 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (no lesbian content)

And how is it? Good! I’m almost to the volume I haven’t read yet! Excitement!

Pages read this hour: A little more than a graphic novel

Pages read so far: 331, 4.9 graphic novels

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Unwritten Volumes 1-4 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Food eaten this hour: Kettle corn! I was looking forward to it. Yum.

Interruptions: Nothing!

Anything else? I just caught a moth and transported it down the stairs and out the front door using only my hands! (At least, I think I did.) Hooray! I didn’t want to kill it, but I didn’t want it in my face either.

Hour 15:

Currently reading: Unwritten Volume 6 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (no lesbian content)

And how is it? Still good! Lives up to the other ones so far!

Pages read this hour: Half a graphic novel, maybe a little more

Pages read so far: 331, 5.5 graphic novels

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Unwritten Volumes 1-5 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Food eaten this hour: Nothing.

Interruptions: Nothing.

Anything else? I am starting to get sleepy, I will admit. Time to break out the tea soon, I suppose!

Hour 16:

Currently reading: Nothing! I just finished Unwritten Vol 6!

And how is it? It was really good. I think the next one is out, and I may have to snatch that up asap! 

Pages read this hour: Half a graphic novel

Pages read so far: 331, 6 graphic novels

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Unwritten Volumes 1-6 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Food eaten this hour: Nothing.

Interruptions: Nothing but a few texts with my partner.

Anything else? Definitely sleepy. I’m not sure whether to pick up the sequel to Lunatic Fringe or another book on my TBR bookcase… I definitely want something lesbian and probably teen… I think I’ll go ahead with the sequel while the story is still fresh in my mind, but I may need to have some tea!

Hour 17:

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Currently reading: Hungry Ghost (Tales of the Pack #2) by Allison Moon

And how is it? Good so far!

Pages read this hour: 37

Pages read so far: 368, 6 graphic novels

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Unwritten Volumes 1-6 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Food eaten this hour: No food, but I did have some caffeinated tea! I’m not usually a caffeine or tea person, so it’s big for me. 

Interruptions: Making tea and folding the laundry that’s been sitting on the bed all day.

Anything else? I was so sleepy I knocked half a glass of water onto the bed. Sigh. Definitely a good time to break out the caffeine. Also, both my roommates are home (plus #1′s paramour), and roommate #2 has promised vegan brownies later in the evening! Amazing!

Hours 18 & 19:

Currently reading: Hungry Ghost (Tales of the Pack #2) by Allison Moon

And how is it? Still good

Pages read this hour (these hours): 59

Pages read so far: 427, 6 graphic novels

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Unwritten Volumes 1-6 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Food eaten this hour: A brownie with ice cream and cut up strawberry!

Interruptions: My partner coming home and us talking.

Anything else? I’m still readathonning! I just got sidetracked talking with my partner for most of an hour. (They had a bad day.) But I’m back now!

Hour 20:

Currently reading: Hungry Ghost (Tales of the Pack #2) by Allison Moon

And how is it? Still good

Pages read this hour (these hours): 23

Pages read so far: 450, 6 graphic novels

Books completed: The Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Unwritten Volumes 1-6 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Food eaten this hour: Nothing?

Interruptions: My partner coming home and us talking.

Anything else? I never got back on track. I did stay up the full 24, but I was talking instead of reading for the last 4 hours. I’m sad that I didn’t have a chance to finish with everyone, but oh well, next time!

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