Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dewey's Read-a-thon: Hour 16 Update

It's Hour 16 and my eyes are starting to glaze over. I've just finished reading The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone. This is a graphic non-fiction book describing and analyzing the media throughout history, with many examples taken from American politics. Graphic non-fiction in which the narrator is a cartoon character is not so unusual in children's books but is rather unexpected for this topic. It works surprisingly well, though, and I enjoyed the illustrations by Josh Neufeld.

I thought I'd be able to whip through a graphic book but this took longer than I expected, partly because there was a lot of text on most pages and partly because of the thought-provoking subject material. I don't think I'll be able to manage much more reading tonight. I'll visit a few blogs and then it's off to bed. I'm definitely not an all-night read-a-thoner, but I do hope to get up early enough to squeeze in another hour of reading before the event is over.

Paulina's progress:
Books finished: 2
Pages read: 495
Hours of reading: 6
Hours listening to an audiobook: 1.5
Hours of cheerleading: 3

Kate's progress:
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 200
Hours of reading: 2


  1. You're doing great, though I suspect an eyes-glazing-over moment coming up in the near future for me too! Heck, I say go to bed with a book, and wake up early to cross the finish line. Will Kate be joining you at all from here on out?

  2. I'm definitely not an all-nighter, either. But it looks like you've had a great readathon so far!

  3. You guys rock! Well done!

    Chris (Team Lion)

  4. I even was getting dozy in the last hour of the 24 hour readathon and it was only 7pm here! Really well done. I feel like I should have read more - but frankly, I feel like that every day. And I also feel like that about crafting. So it's quite conflicting.