Wednesday, January 17, 2018

24 in 48 Readathon, January 2018

I have a half dozen posts started and lingering unfinished -- including my top ten reads of 2017 post -- but work and home life (including a string of minor-but-expensive home dramas) has been enough to keep me from having enough brain cells to finish a post.

The 24 in 48 Readathon is this last weekend in January and I'm so looking forward to it. You only (ha, "only") have to read for 24 hours within a 48-hour period, and I'm hoping to scrape out that time, even if it means staying up all night in the living room. I'm so behind on my 2018 reading (basically just dragging my feet through Things Fall Apart) and I'm looking forward to being able to spread out some books around me and start 'em all until something sticks.

In the readathon queue are:

Toni Morrison's Beloved, Chloe Benjamin's The Immortalists, and Middlemarch. I actually have about ten thousand books jostling for my attention and for once, I'm actually overwhelmed by my options!

Are you planning to joining the 24 in 48 Readathon?


  1. Oooh, I’d think that The Immortalists would be a very fun book for such a readathon. It’s lighter than my usual fare but very enjoyable. Beloved, on the other hand? Polar opposite of fun, but lawd, it’s amazing. I’m fairly certain that even if I didn’t have a full time job that I’d never be able to read for 24 out of 48 hours, so I tip my hat to you!

  2. I wanted to join - really did - but had plans that weekend :/

    I like the idea of a 24 in 48 much better than the 24.