Final Update on May 1 at 14:32 pm MDT.

I’m so excited! Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is finally here! Well, it starts in 6 hours anyway. During the readathon, all my updates will be posted on Instagram. (If you’d like to follow me on Instagram , click here.) Tomorrow, I’ll wrap everything up at the end this post so be sure to check back after the readathon ends.

During past readathons, I’ve gotten together with a couple of friends and we’ve read a couple of hours together, which was a lot of fun! We’re going to do the same this time around too. Around noon my time today, I’ll be over at Suey’s (It’s All About Books) house and shenanigans will be had between Suey, her daughter Tori, Kami (Kami’s Library Thoughts), and me.

Readathon TBR

I want to finish reading DEAR EMMIE BLUE by Lia Louis and start and finish THE HORSE AND HIS BOY, which is April’s installment for the Narniathon21. I also want to start the two read-along books for Wyrd & Wonder the Fifth, which begins tomorrow. The books are THE SUMMER TREE by Guy Gavriel Kay and THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST by Holly Black. I may start my IRL book club’s May book, CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth too.

Instagram Updates and Challenge Prompts

Here are the pictures I posted on Instagram during the readathon:


Pages Read: 404 pages
Time Read: 12h 7m 39s (according to Bookly)
Books Read: I spent most of my time reading DEAR EMMIE BLUE. I listened to about 25 minutes of THE SUMMER TREE audio book and realized I’ll have to read the physical book because I can’t follow along. I spent quite a few hours reading THE HORSE AND HIS BOY, mostly trying to stay awake at the end of the readathon.
Comments: I read more during this readathon than probably all the other readathons I’ve participated in combined.

How did you do this readathon? Did you meet your goals?

I’m joining the Bout of Books readathon from May 9th to 15th. Since I’m taking a break from school this summer, I decided that Bout of Books would be a great way to spend my time that week.

For those of you who don’t know what Bout of Books is, here’s the official blurb from the Bout of Books blog:

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 34 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 

From the Bout of Books team

At this point, I don’t know exactly what books will be on my official Bout of Books TBR, but I’ll post an update with my reading choices when Bout of Books begins.

Are you going to join in the fun?

I haven’t participated in Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon in a while. I wasn’t going to participate this time either because I thought I had a final on April 30th, but I found out my final’s on May 2nd instead. For that reason, I’ve decided to participate in the readathon and I’m really excited about it.

For those of you who’ve never heard of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, here’s some information about it from the official readathon blog:

For 24 hours, we read books, post to various social media: blogs, Twitter, Instagram, Litsy, Reddit, Facebook, Goodreads, and MORE about our reading. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October. We also have an extra readathon, the Dewey’s Reverse Readathon, which happens in August. The next event is our April Readathon scheduled for April 30, 2022.

The readathon starts at 8am Eastern Daylight Time on April 30th, which is 6am where I live. If you’re not sure what time that is where you live, there’s a time converter on the official blog. Just click Start Times in the menu underneath the header.

At this point, the readathon is too far away for me to have a proposed TBR. I’ll post one (probably on Instagram so be sure to follow me) the closer we get to the date. I don’t usually participate for the whole 24 hours because I need my sleep. I still try to read for as long as I can. Sometimes I’ll hang out with a couple of friends at Suey’s (It’s All About Books) house and we’ll read together for a few hours, which is a lot of fun.

Are you going to participate in the readathon? Are you veteran or will this be your first time?

That’s it! Another Bout of Books has come and gone. I had a great time focusing on my reading this week and participating in the Instagram challenges each day. I also enjoyed visiting other blogs from the linky on the Bout of Books blog and those who commented on mine.

I hope everyone who participated had just as much fun as I did. Thank you, Amanda and Kelly, for all the hard work you put into making Bout of Books as much fun as it is each and every time!

Don’t forget that the next Bout of Books is May 9 to 15, 2022.

Instagram Challange

Here are the pictures I took each day.


I had a great week. Here are my totals!

Pages Read: 750 pages
Hours Read: 12 hours 12 minutes
Books Finished: KEEP MOVING by Maggie Smith; ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Frederik Backman; and THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE by CS Lewis

How was your week? Did you meet your goals?

During the week as I participate in Bout of Books, I’ll keep track of my progress on this post. At the end of the week, I’ll post a wrap-up post with my totals.

So far I’ve had a good time reading and joining in on the Instagram prompts. If you’d like to follow me on Instagram , click here.



Pages Read: 84
Time Read: 3 hours (I’m a slow reader )
Book Finished: None
Currently Reading: ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Frederik Backman
Comments: I’m really enjoying ANXIOUS PEOPLE so far. It’s funny and sad. I’m very curious as to what the whole picture is. It reminds me a little bit of TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty.


Pages Read: 38 pages
Time Read: 1 hour
Book Finished: None
Currently Reading: ANXIOUS PEOPLE
Comments: I wasted too much time doing other things. By the time I started reading, it was really late and I couldn’t stay awake for longer than an hour.


Pages Read: 108 pages
Time Read: 3 hours 33 minutes
Book Finished: None
Currently Reading: ANXIOUS PEOPLE
Comments: I think I’ll finish ANXIOUS PEOPLE tomorrow. I’m so excited to see what happens!


Pages Read: 224 pages
Time Read: 2 hours 38 minutes
Book Finished: KEEP MOVING by Maggie Smith
Currently Reading: KEEP MOVING
Comments: I started feeling sick (not COVID–have to specify ) on Tuesday and I’ve just been feeling worse and worse, especially today. When I’m feeling this sick, I don’t often like to read because I can’t concentrate on the words. Fortunately, my IRL book club book for January that I put on hold at the library came available and it was a really easy read.


Pages Read: 122 pages
Time Read: 3 hours 41 minutes
Currently Reading: ANXIOUS PEOPLE
Comments: I’m glad that I felt well enough to read today and I’m so glad I finished ANXIOUS PEOPLE. It was such a joy to read.


Pages Read: 0 pages
Time Read:
Book Finished: None
Currently Reading:
Comments: I felt too sick today to read. As I said on Thursday, I don’t often like to read when I’m feeling this sick because I can’t concentrate on the words. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better.


Pages Read: 180 pages
Time Read: 4 hours 58 minutes
Comments: I’m glad I felt well enough to read for so long today, especially since the later the day got the worse I felt.

Let’s make this a great week!