I’ll be writing up the Sign-Up post for the December Read-A-Thon tonight!

The dates will most likely be from the start of Saturday 6th December through until the end of Sunday 14th December. This keeps things clear of November including NaNoWriMo and other U.S. holidays and events but at the same time still allows some time before Christmas and other religious holidays.

I ended Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon very well! I’ll be posting my full updates sometime tomorrow night. I have work all day tomorrow and I need to get to bed shortly! Also, my queue ran out so tomorrow will be rather quiet on here but expect lots of photos and more quotes on here soon!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon | Reading Updates #1

Earlier this afternoon I finished reading Night Writing by Kathryn Lomer and it was a really wonderful collection of poetry! I might see if I can track down some of her Young Adult books. I’m not too sure if any of her works will still be in print but I’ll check them out anyway.

I’ve just finished reading Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh and I loved it! I bought the graphic novel at the start of this year and had planned on reading it so I could go to see the movie in cinemas but I missed the screenings as there was a delay in getting hold of a copy. I’m definitely interested in checking out the movie to see how they compare. I feel so silly for putting off reading this one for so long as I was really moved by the story and the artwork is so beautiful.

I’m just about to start reading Volume 2 (and 3) of Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. I only got around to buying these a few weeks ago so I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next!

My first read for the Dewey’s Read-A-Thon is a poetry book called Night Writing by Kathryn Lomer. I read The God in the Ink by her quite a few years ago now and I really enjoyed it! I’ve read the first few poems and I really like this collection so far.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon | Opening Meme

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Brisbane, Australia! The Read-A-Thon will be starting at 10pm on Saturday night (tonight) for me, so I’ll be doing most of my reading on Sunday!

  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    I bought The Guest Cat on Thursday and picked up Australian Love Stories as a spur of the moment purchase on my way out of work today, so if I get around to either of them I’m really looking forward to seeing what they’re like!

  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    I haven’t really planned any snacks, but Mum and I may be going out to Garden City tomorrow to check out the newly refurbished centre and to find out where the new Dymocks will be. (I’ve got a few things I’d like to work out before I’m asked in to help prepare for the opening of the new store!) Hopefully Mum and I can sit down for a nice morning tea or lunch tomorrow, which would be lovely.

  4. Tell us a little something about yourself!
    As I mentioned earlier, I work at a bookstore and I absolutely love my job. I hit 5000 followers on my blog on Thursday but I’ve been so busy with work that this is the first chance I’ve had to be online since then! I love sharing my passion for books and reading and I’ve met some amazing and really wonderful people on here so here’s to possibly getting to know some new faces during this Read-A-Thon!

  5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do differently today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
    This will be my first time participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, but I have participated in other Read-A-Thon events before, such as Bout of Books and the Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon events that I host! I am looking forward to (hopefully) having a quiet and relaxing day reading tomorrow!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon | Reading Goals

I will be participating in the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, starting at 10pm tonight (Brisbane time). I have had an incredibly busy couple of days but I am making the effort to put some extra time into reading over the remainder of this weekend.

Here are a few titles that I will hopefully select my books from:

Hinterkind: The Waking World, Vol. 1 by Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli
The Guest Cat
 by Takashi Hiraide
Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy
Night Writing
 by Kathryn Lomer
Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh
Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

It was a bit difficult to select the books that I’d like to read for the next 24 hours, as I have been unable to move back into my room! At the moment, my books are currently in messy, unorganised piles as seen here. This made it very difficult to gather up the small list of books I have collected here.

I will be posting my updates here, as well as on my Twitter and Instagram.

More information on the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon can be found here!

“There was no more room for words, just one long, encompassing hug, to bring back the bond, to share a trust and then to part with secrets sealed and secured.”
Esor by Julia Arena
“She learned that true wisdom recognises that judgements are tarnished with perception.”
Esor by Julia Arena
“It was all necessary to force a change, to reveal a truth, to set things in motion…”
Esor by Julia Arena
“She had a sureness that she owned within herself. And she radiated a compassion that could calm a soul, even without the help of camomile tea.”
Esor by Julia Arena
“She had seen all her mother’s magick books and shelves and drawers filled with potions and experimental ideas.”
Esor by Julia Arena