Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon April 2020 | Hour 10

The original plan (after I discovered there were no mini challenges) was to post every 6 hours (so every 1/4 of the way through) to update you guys.

Unfortunately, as always with me and Dewey’s, plans never really work out.

I have read to page 200, which I’m pretty proud of (214 in fact), even though the original plan was to read 400 today and 400 tomorrow.

But then we got takeaway and watched Stephen Mulhurn and Moana and, yeah, that didn’t work out.

Reading is so important to me, and it frustrates me when people don’t give it the same importance. Like, when I schedule time in to read and someone goes “oh, you’re not busy, come help me instead.” Like hello, yes, I am busy – I’m reading, dammit.

However, even though it’s important to me, so is life. I reckon I could’ve read to page 400 before now if I hadn’t played with my dog, or mowed the lawn; had said no to spending time with my family; or even not recorded my life and thoughts in this blog post, and one I wrote on another blog.

But I have to say, one of the things I enjoy most about reading is how it connects people. I’ve spent more time on social media this round of Readathon than I have before, and I’ve managed to connect to a lot of people. One of my best friends and I originally bonded over our love of literature. It’s beautiful to see how words, simple jumbles of an alphabet arranged in a specific order, bring people together.

Anyway, enough of my rambling. Onto round 11!


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