The Night Before Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and a BIG BUG READING

Another glorious day dedicated to reading is almost here! Or at least a good chunk of my day on April 29th will be dedicated to reading because it’s Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!

To be honest, this readathon sorta snuck up on me and I don’t feel very prepared (I haven’t even bought snacks yet!), but I’m happy to have a day to chill with some books. The 29th is also Independent Bookstore Day and the BOOKCLUB Bookstore in South Winsor, CT is having their grand opening tomorrow, which I’d like to attend. I’m thinking I can get snacks on the way home from the grand opening.

I went to a couple libraries today to pick up holds and a few other things that caught my eye. I haven’t finalized my “official” TBR stack yet as I’m still pondering, but chances are I’ll try to finish a book or two that I already have started and then flip around in some other books. I’m in more of a browsing mood today, but who knows what tomorrow will bring. 

Here’s a shot of today’s library haul:

#libraryhaul for #readathon and The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry


When I got home I was thrilled to find an advance reader’s copy of The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry waiting on my porch. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book, which is a bestseller in the UK. It’s coming out this June in the US. I probably won’t start it tomorrow, but isn’t the cover fantastic?

One of the libraries I went to today is the Acton Library in Old Saybrook, CT. I adore their metal sculpture of a dragonfly reading Lord of the Flies.

Metal sculpture, Dragonfly reading Lord of the Flies, Acton Library, Old Saybrook, CT (front)

Metal sculpture, Dragonfly reading Lord of the Flies, Acton Library, Old Saybrook, CT (back)

Isn’t she charming?

If you’ve never heard of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, it’s a reading marathon held twice a year, in April and in October, and hosted by Heather and Andi of The Estella Society. This October the readathon will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary, so I hope you’ll consider joining in on the fun!

Author: Chris Wolak

I'm cohost of the podcast Book Cougars: Two Middle-Aged Women on the Hunt for a Good Read and write about books and libraries on my blog, WildmooBooks.

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