April 2022

Hour 1

What better way to get started with our 2022 Spring Readathon than with a reading sprint? If you have never done a reading sprint before, it is super easy- pick up your book (or turn on your audiobook), tune out all distractions, and just read/listen for the duration of the sprint. Can’t make it a whole hour? Try to hold your focus for as long as you can. Reading sprints are great exercise for your brain, and a great way to make progress reading a book you’ve had languishing unfinished for a while. Traditionally we do an hour long reading sprint every 4 hours, plus our initial one in hour 1, so if you missed this sprint, try again during hours 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, and 24.

So, on your marks …. Get set …. Read!

Opening Survey!

What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Tell us a little something about yourself!
If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first readathon, what are you most looking forward to?

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

16 thoughts on “Hour 1”

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Upstate NY
    Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Hotel Magnifique
    Which snack are you most looking forward to? Macarons
    Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I am an avid reader and have already ahd to up my goodreads goal twice this year because I have almost surpassed it.
    If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first readathon, what are you most looking forward to?
    I will take breaks when needed.

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  2. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Madrid, Spain
    Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Both of them, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult and Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
    Which snack are you most looking forward to? Chocolate
    Tell us a little something about yourself! I love purple (even my powered wheelchair is purple)
    If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first readathon, what are you most looking forward to? I’ll just use the time for much-needed relaxation.

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  3. I’m in upstate NY. I’m reading a book I’m reviewing for Library Journal called The Falcon’s Eyes (out this summer). I will head out to lunch with my hubby so that’s what I’m looking forward to, food wise. I’m a HS English Teacher and we have 3 cats. I don’t usually try for the full 24 but try to read as much as possible!

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  4. I am reading in Milwaukee, WI. I’m super excited to read It Happened One Summer. I’m excited to snack on Takis, a kiddo in my family got me hooked. I’m going to give it my all, but I will take a short break to celebrate at my niece and nephews birthday party 🎉🎉.

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  5. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Chicago
    Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? It’s so hard to choose! I’m part way through The Unbroken by CL Clark and would love to finish it.
    Which snack are you most looking forward to? got some fancy cheese and crackers I’m excited for 🙂
    Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m joined by my faithful kitty companion Fat Louie today
    If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? Do to some lingering back issues, I’ll be doing more audio/taking more movement and stretch breaks than previously

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  6. my intro meme is here: https://joystory.blogspot.com/2022/04/my-brain-on-books-xxxi.html
    this is also my primary update spot thru the 24 hours.
    What happed to the party on the hub? It’s like the disco ball lost it’s mirrors.
    I’m starting out reading M K Wren’s A Gift Upon the Shore which was a gift to readers everywhere and everywhen back in the day before computers and internet. A post-apocalyptical story about saving the books for future generations. I read it first time decades ago and felt the need for a reread in this day when the book burners are at it again. What might happen if they gained the upper hand?

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  7. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    The Woodlands, TX Starting the day out at home, then heading to Starbucks for a bit and spending the evening at a hotel.
    Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    Maus II
    Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Carmal dip and apples
    Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I hate mornings so sleep through the first couple of hours. I’ve tried starting at 8 before and I wind up falling back asleep. So now I just start between 10-11.
    I love this readahton and look forward to it all year long. My husband and best friend take part too and we wouldn’t miss it.
    If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first readathon, what are you most looking forward to?
    Staying at a hotel again which generally works really well for us.

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  8. 1. I’m reading from Utah in the United States.
    2. I’m looking forward to finishing DEAR EMMIE BLUE by Lia Louis. I love it so far!
    3. I’m looking forward to eating an Oreo shake.
    4. I’m a queer eclectic reader with she/her pronouns. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing the better!
    5. Even though I want to participate in all the social media/blogging fun, I’m going to concentrate on reading as much as possible.

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  9. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Albuquerque, NM
    Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    I’ve been in a reading slump, so I am excited to get out of it!
    Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Starbucks
    Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m a petsitter, so I will be hanging out with some animals while reading!
    If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
    I’m taking it easy today, as I have not been reading much lately…

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