I’ve had quite the week this week and am in dire need of some quiet time at home with a pile of books, some good coffee and plenty of snacks. Enter the 24 in 48 Readathon with impeccable timing!
The premise suits me down to the ground:
Beginning at 12:01am (official timezone is EST) on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, participants read for 24 hours out of that 48-hour period.
You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, four hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six four-hour sessions with four hour breaks in between. You can pause as much as you need, enjoy regularly scheduled weekend activities, nap, stop for dance breaks with your kids or pets or neighbors. Whatever works for you.
And that’s it. The format never changes but it’s always an adventure.
I’m hopeless with 24 hour readathons because I’m always too busy during the week to completely miss a night’s sleep over the week. Spreading 24 hours over 48 is also a bit of a challenge for me but I’ll give it a shot and frankly if I just read more than normal and faff about less I’ll be happy!
So. My TBR.
I’ve intentionally gone for a mix of genres so that I can switch it up during the day. On the pile is…
Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan – A reread for me but one I’m finding surprisingly fun! If I’m in the mood for some fantasy or for something meaty, this is where I’ll turn.
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies by Scarlett Curtis – The older I get, the more I identify with more ‘brands’ of feminism. I’m looking forward to this essay collection, which is a first for me!
Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie – This is the grey hardback you can’t see but I was in the library the other day and saw this vintage style hardback edition of a Christie novel that I’ve heard nothing but great things about. I love a vintage crime novel and I can’t wait to get stuck into this one.
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf – I’ve wanted to read this for years but given that I’m buying no books at the moment (and this always seems to be expensive anyway), I plumped for the library. It’s a graphic novel telling of one man’s relationship with a now infamous serial killer. I find the idea of it morbidly fascinating and it’s another one that I’m really looking forward to.
So all in all, I’m super looking forward to tomorrow! Time to get stuck into the books! I’ll be updating here and on Twitter @SheReadsSheRuns.
You can still sign up HERE if you want to take part! Join us 🙂 If you’re already sign up, let me know what you’re reading!