Dewey’s Readathon – April 2015 – Hour 1

It’s been so long since my last readathon!

I am busy working on my teacher training so have had so little time for blogging, and barely much time for reading, but today I will try and rectify that!
I will still need to plan lessons, but I am going to sit, chill out and read as much as possible and occasionally update the blog about it!

Of course, I am an hour late starting, but I wasn’t planning on doing the full 24 hours anyway as I have too much to complete this weekend as is!

Firstly, here is my reading pile, put together from some books I have on my shelves that I have wanted to read for a while, and also including my well-stocked kindle.

Readathon April 2015  Reading Pile

Readathon April 2015
Reading Pile

The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorised History by John Ortved
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
The Bees by Laline Paull
When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide
Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse

and on my Kindle:

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

Now for the Meme!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

This is my first readathon in my own home (technically rented but whatever!). I moved out of my parents home in June 2014 and missed the last event (and the one before that!) so today I am all cosied up in my little cottage in the North-East of England 🙂

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I must admit, I am particularly looking forward to reading the ARC I found of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I have heard such rave reviews that I MUST find out if it is as good as they all say.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I have to admit, I am being naughty and having a takeaway pizza tonight. I shouldn’t. I am trying to lose weight for my wedding in March 2016, but it is convenient and easy to snack on pizza while reading.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am a 26-year old trainee English teacher who loves to read! My other hobbies include films, learning languages and anything to do with Japanese and Korean culture. I am also on the committee for an anime, manga and Japanese culture convention in Sunderland, known as SunnyCon (http://www.sunnycon.co.uk) which is at the end of June this year.
I’m getting married in less than a year to the man I have been with since I was 16, and my favourite book is Pride and Prejudice. I read anything and everything I can get my hands on.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

Last readathon I did was Nov 2013, but I will be doing things a lot differently this time as I need to plan my lessons for school next week. I won’t be blogging as much and have not offered any books for prizes this time. Maybe next time though!

Okay! I’d best get cracking on the reading pile. It is rather big this year!

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One thought on “Dewey’s Readathon – April 2015 – Hour 1

  1. Anna L says:

    Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy the reading you do get done. I would really like to hear if you enjoy An Ember in Ashes.

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