Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon 2017
- The Dewey 24 Hour Readathon begins in Leeuwarden,
- …The Netherlands at 2pm on Saturday 21 October.
- Read-a-Thon is online on Twitter @readathon and Goodreads
- I intend to restrict myself to
- …1 twitter update per hour…..short and sweet!
- I will add a ‘check-in progress update’ to this post 1 x per 4 hours. (pages read)
- I am honored to be an member of twitter team in Australia/New Zealand.
- I will link my posts and comments on Twitter with #teamanz.
- Many thanks to Brona’s Books …she has manged to bring the team together!
- My READ-A-THON 2017 is all about Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
- I need a COLD beer….
- I need a HOT shower…
- I need a medium rare STEAK dinner !
- Thank you @Readathon
- Thank you #TeamANZ
- Thank you Brona’s Books for organizing the team!
- What is your guilty pleasure book?
- The genre you binge on which is not “haute literature”.
- I devour books the reveal ‘back-room’ politics that has taken place in history.
- It reveals the vices of our leaders,
- the deals made for ‘detente’ and
- confirms my belief on humanity’s imprefection.
Here are some examples of ‘blockbusters’
The Devil’s Chessboard (CIA)
A Very Expensive Poison (Russian influence )
Kennedy and King(Civil Rights Struggle USA)
The General vs. The President (MacArthur/Truman/Korean War)
No Place to Hide (NSA)
Who are you in 3 quotes?
David Glasgow Farragut Admiral during American Civil War:
Seamus Heaney – Irish poet
Books 2007 – 2017 (my selection best reads…..)
2007 – Edith Wharton (by H. Lee)
2008 – Breath (T. Winton)
2009 – Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life (Carol Sklenicka)
2010 – Selected Stories by W. Trevo
2011 – Return to Killy begs
2012 – HHhH (L. Binet)
2013 – O. Laing ‘Trip to Echo Spring
2014 – All the Light We Cannot See (A. Doerr)
2015 – Ghettoside
2016 – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
2017 – A Force So Swift (K. Peraino)
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Grief Hole (K. Warren)
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I read all the time….love cats….hate housework!
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?
New: make a timeline on blogpost for easy updates
New: don’t try to take notes…just write a quick ‘Tweet to use as a reminder when I write my review.
New: use audiobook….for late night reading
+ ALL books are digital so I can adjust the font for my tires eyes!
BOOKSHELF Goodreads #Readathon 2017
- I’ll add a few quick comments to my books while reading….
- You can see my thoughts on GR bookshelf
What will I be reading?
- My book choices are digital….
- I need to be able to adjust the font…for late night reading!
- I have a audiobook ready for the ‘very late hours’
- … when I just need to take a break from staring at words.
- The Grief Hole – K. Warren (fiction)
- Trivia: Won Best Horror/Paranormal Novel 2016 Aurealis Awards (pages 331)
- A Boat Load of Home Folk – T. Astley (fiction)
- Trivia: Astley extends the life of some characters from her previous book
- The Slow Natives. Astley casts a moral disapproval of
- female Yank-dating Miss Trump and Miss Paradise (pages 218)
- Position Doubtful – K. Mahood (audiobook and or Kindle) (non-fiction)
- Trivia: Memoir if you are interested in contemporary Aboriginal Australia (pages 336)
- The Glass Canoe – D. Ireland (fiction)
- Trivia: Won Miles Franklin Award 1976 (213 pages)
- Cultural Amnesia – C. James (essays)
- Trivia: I love Clive James’ keen sense of humor.
- Some of James’s entries include his digressions about a dozen women.
- …including Coco Chanel and Margaret Thatcher.
- I want to pick a few of these for a ‘change of pace’. (pages 912)
- Bunnicula and Friends Series – J.Howe
- Trivia: I ‘ve never finished nr 2 and nr 3 book in the series.
- These books are hysterical….
- and I think I may need some ‘laugh time’ during the next 24 hours!
The Celery Stalks at Midnight (144 pages) – FINISHED!!
Howliday Inn ( pages 224)