8 Hours in! Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Update!

We’re 1/4 of the way through the readathon! I slept in and worked 10 to 2 so, aside from reading a little about The Council of Trent and a nursing topic in the course of doing some Saturday reference work for online college students, I did not start my reading until 2.

My First Read


I’ve started out strong, enjoying the first seven chapters of Chelsea Concerto, a memoir of Chelsea (London) during World War II. It has been fascinating. I will review it when I eventually finish it–likely as my Nonfiction Novella early in November.


I ran a quick errand and endured a few minutes on audio of What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez, which will most likely end up as a DNF, but you never know. It is the 6 Degrees of Separation starting book for November. I decided to try it. I’m not thrilled. I consoled myself with a Dove Ice Cream Bar. I’ve just managed to lose about 40lbs so this is a pretty big deal to enjoy one of these!

I have a few others going–a novella that might also be a DNF (we’ll see) and a hyped novel by a pair of authors I love, but that is sadly underwhelming me. I will finish it, because I like the pair who wrote it so well. I even enjoy their twitter feeds.

Choices for the next 8 hours

I will take a break to make dinner–chicken, spaghetti squash, and peach crisp (crisp made with oatmeal and frozen peaches). I know, it’s Fall, it should be APPLE crisp, but we don’t have any apples. Tomorrow I may make Pumpkin Bread to go with a version of this (we aren’t vegan so I’ll use whatever milk is in the house–probably powdered!) Easy Lentil Stew With Mashed Potatoes. Mushrooms are pretty pricey, so I’ll see if any are marked down tomorrow. Otherwise, carrots are fine.

Are you reading in this readathon? What else is going on around it for you? Are you cooking? Leave me a comment or a link to your own posts.

6 thoughts on “8 Hours in! Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Update!

  1. I love the dark chocolate cover raspberry sorbet Dove bars! They are snack size and only about 100 calories and are sooooo satisfying! 😋😋😋 congrats on your weight loss! 🎉🎉🎉 I’m tempted to usually skip the 6 degrees unless I’ve read and liked the book.


  2. It sounds like you had a mixed start to the readathon Lisa. I hope your books pick up a bit for you. I found A Chelsea Concerto on KU, so added it to my TBR. I managed 19 hours for the readathon, but am still tired two days later. Congratulations on the 40 pound loss, that is so hard to do, but I bet you feel so much better.

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      1. This was my first, so I was pleased. I will see how the next one goes. Whatever time or motivation it gives us us good no matter how much time we have, Lisa. I am glad you posted the reminder.

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