The next Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon is this weekend, and I have signed myself up, because why not???? Sit and read all weekend? Don't mind if I do! "But, Liberty," you're saying, "that's what you do every weekend." "Shhh," I say, applying the sleeper hold. Back in 2006, my coworker and I held a 24-hour readathon at the bookstore where we worked. It was pretty fun! We held it in the store and had author readings and prizes. We decided to hold a second one a few months later, and invited other indie bookstores around the country to join us. We sent out a … [Read more...]
24 in 48 Readathon Wrap-Up: Books, Books, and More Books
This past weekend, I participated in the 24 in 48 Readathon. It's where you attempt to give 24 of the weekend's 48 hours over to reading. You may be saying to yourself, "Liberty, how is this any different than any other day for you?" And the answer is "It's not." I LOVE READING, Y'ALL! But for readathon purposes, here's the breakdown of my reading. SATURDAY 12am - 1:45am: Read Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter. Started The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley. ACCIDENTAL SLEEP INTERLUDE 3am - 5:15am: Finished The Relic Master by Christopher … [Read more...]
Yay, Books! – January 15, 2016
In case you hadn't heard, I love books. LOVE THEM. Here are a few book-related things I'm happy about today: The 24 in 48 Readathon: It's happening tomorrow! There are over 350 participants - AMAZING. And there's still time to sign up. I've picked out what I'm going to try to read. But really, whether you read ten books or ten pages, it's all about having fun! I have just been informed that there's a new Helen Phillips coming in 2016! THIS IS SO EXCITING. I loooooooooved The Beautiful Bureaucrat. It's so wonderful and weird. Her new book, Some Possible … [Read more...]
24 in 48 Readathon: Books? Check!
It's almost time for the first 24 in 48 Readathon of 2016! It's where readers dedicate 24 of the 48 hours in a weekend to reading, and tweet and blog about it, and root each other on while it's happening. I would be lying if I said I don't already spend most of my time reading, but having a dedicated block of time to read and connect with other readers is great. The book community is the BEST and the readathon is tons of fun. It's January 16-17, and there is still time to sign up! I also find it a lot of fun to designate books for the occasion, and I have finally … [Read more...]