#24in48: July 2017

Hour Zero: Intro

1. I am reading from the Sunshine State this weekend.

2. I tried to participate in #24in48 earlier in the year. I did not log very many hours that first time. Here’s to second chances!

3. I heard about #24in48 from either Instagram or Book Riot.

4. I am excited to finish Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. I am also excited to pick up Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow and Hunger by Roxanne Gay.

5. It doesn’t feel like summer to me if I am not reading a ton of books, resting by the water, or munching on boatloads of fruit.

6. You can find me on Instagram and Twitter @onthebookside. You can also find me at this blog.

Hour 1: Reading Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

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Dewey’s Readathon- April 2017

Readathon is here and as always it lands on a day where I am never prepared. I can’t seem to have one Saturday that doesn’t have a plan or a place to be. Regardless, I am excited about this Readathon.

Hour 1: I listened to Gone With The Wind as I got dressed and ready.

Hour 2: I continued listening as I went on a quick library trip, and I got donuts and coffee.

Hour 3: I visited my parents to pick up some of my old books to add to my TBR! I still kept listening to Gone with the Wind.

Hour 4: I drove home listening about the life and times of Scarlett O’Hara.

Hour 5: I am still listening and working on updating my instagram @onthebookside and this blog post.

Challenge 1: Introduction 

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

I am reading from the very sunny Sunshine State.

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

I am most looking forward to reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I am most looking forward to all the drinks, especially Sugar Free Red Bull. 

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I love readathons, despite never getting as much reading done as I would like. 

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?

This is at least my third Readathon. I have learned I need to try this time more intentionally. I will try to read at least for 45 minutes out of each hour.

Hour 12 through Hour 13


Post nap, this was my first full read of the day. I read this picture book in honor of St. George’s Feast Day. This is an epic story of being defeated and rising up again. The illustrations in this book are amazing.

Currently Reading: Lumberjanes Volume 3!!!!!

I love the Lumberjanes. I was a Girl Scout in my youth and dreamed of going to a sleep away camp. Thus, this comic series is a nostalgic dream of mine. These ladies are awesome and pure fun. I am always excited to see what adventure lies ahead at this wacky camp. Jo is my favorite of the characters.

While eating dinner, I am still listening to The Tempest. I could listen to Sir Ian McKellen voice act forever.

Hour 2: Mini Challenge: Our Bookish Childhood

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My Top 5 Bookish Childhood Memories

1.  All of Beatrix Potter. I loved her quiet adventurous stories and watercolor illustrations.

2. Don’t Forget The Oatmeal. This was a Sesame Street Children’s Book. This book mixed my love of story and grocery store. I am a Florida Girl and thus a Publix girl for life!

3. Nancy Drew, particularly The Message In The Hollow Oak. This was the first chapter book my mom and I took turns reading together at night before bed.

4. Mr. Popper’s Penguins was the first chapter book I ever read completely on my own.

5. HARRY POTTER! The series is one that  I picked up at random in 1999 at a Scholastic Book Fair that ended up shaping my bookish life.  This needs no further explanation.

Opening Meme and Hour 1!

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Opening Meme
Dewey’s Readathon- April has begun! Here is my Hour Zero Mini Challenge!

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

 I am currently reading from the Sunshine State, Florida. 

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

The book I am most looking forward to is all of them! I can’t choose a favorite this morning.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I am most looking forward to my homemade gummy candies. They are so easy and yummy. Comment for the recipe!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am engaged to get married later this year. Today, I have to do some wedding planning with my bridesmaids. I will be taking a necessary break, but hope to return to reading as soon as possible. 

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?

  This my second time participating in the Read-a-thon. This time I am planning to update and keep up on my new blog! 

I am currently getting ready for the day and listening to:

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I am listening to The Tempest by William Shakespeare, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!

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I have been wanting to start a book themed blog for awhile. Due to the upcoming Readathon, the scheduling for this blog’s creation was accelerated. I will be happily posting throughout the Readathon tomorrow! Please join me as I venture into my second time participating in Dewey’s Readathon, and first blogging through the experience.