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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: #TBR and Updates | April 2022

Posted April 30, 2022 by Kait in Readathon, TBR / 1 Comment

Happy Readathon Day!

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It’s here it’s here it’s here!!!!! I don’t know about you, but I look forward to Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathons as much as (or more than) I look forward to other holidays now. But! Since you’re here for the updates, I’ll stop writing my intro now and let you see what you came here for!

currently reading!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: #TBR and Updates | April 2022True Biz by Sara Nović
Published on April 5, 2022 by Random House
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Queer, ASL, Linguistics, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 386
Format: Audiobook
Source: Rochester Public Library
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A transporting novel that follows a year of seismic romantic, political, and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf, from the acclaimed author of Girl at War.
True biz (adj/exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk
True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history final, and have doctors, politicians, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they'll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who's never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school's golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another--and changed forever.
This is a story of sign language and lip-reading, cochlear implants and civil rights, isolation and injustice, first love and loss, and, above all, great persistence, daring, and joy. Absorbing and assured, idiosyncratic and relatable, this is an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection.

TBR!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: #TBR and Updates | April 2022Oh My Gods! by Stephanie Cooke, Insha Fitzpatrick, Juliana Moon
Series: OMGs #1
Published on January 5, 2021 by Etch/Clarion Books
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Middle Grade, Mythology, Retellings
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Source: Rochester Public Library
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Karen is just an average thirteen-year-old from New Jersey who loves to play video games with her friends and watch movies with her mom. But when she moves to Greece to live with her eccentric, mysterious father, Zed, suddenly everything she thought about herself—about life—is up in the air.
Starting a new school can be difficult, but starting school at Mt. Olympus Junior High, where students are gods and goddesses, just might take the cake. Especially when fellow classmates start getting turned to stone. Greek mythology . . . a little less myth, a little more eek! And if Karen’s classmates are immortal beings, who does that make her?

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: #TBR and Updates | April 2022Oh My Gods! The Forgotten Maze by Stephanie Cooke, Insha Fitzpatrick, Juliana Moon
Series: OMGs #2
Published on April 5, 2022 by Etch/Clarion Books
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Mythology, Retellings
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Source: Rochester Public Library
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In this epic sequel to middle-grade graphic novel Oh My Gods!, Karen and her new friends descend into a forgotten maze beneath Mt. Olympus Junior High in search of an online troll by the name of M1N0T4UR. For fans of Raina Telgemeier and Kayla Miller.
When Karen moved to Mt. Olympus, she certainly didn’t expect to start junior high with a bunch of gods and goddesses—let alone discover she’s a demigoddess (who doesn’t yet know her powers)! Having recently joined the school newspaper, Karen decides to investigate a mysterious online troll that goes by the moniker M1N0T4UR. This leads her to a treacherous maze beneath the school where she and her friends must complete a set of phases to leave the labyrinth. The stakes are higher than ever and a wrong move could lead to some terri-BULL consequences in this a-maze-ingly action-packed, fast-paced, pun-filled companion to Oh My Gods!.

books read!

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: #TBR and Updates | April 2022Aces Wild: A Heist by Amanda DeWitt
Published on September 6, 2022 by Peachtree Teen
Genres: Contemporary, Queer, Aspec, Thriller, YA
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Author Links: Website, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, Instagram

Six of Crows goes to Las Vegas in debut author Amanda DeWitt’s suspenseful casino heist, starring an entire crew of asexual teens.
Some people join chess club, some people play football. Jack Shannon runs a secret blackjack ring in his private school’s basement. What else is the son of a Las Vegas casino mogul supposed to do?
Everything starts falling apart when Jack’s mom is arrested for their family’s ties to organized crime. His sister Beth thinks this is the Shannon family’s chance to finally go straight, but Jack knows that something’s not right. His mom was sold out, and he knows by who. Peter Carlevaro: rival casino owner and jilted lover. Gross.
Jack hatches a plan to find out what Carlevaro’s holding over his mom’s head, but he can’t do it alone. He recruits his closest friends—the asexual support group he met through fandom forums. Now all he has to do is infiltrate a high-stakes gambling club and dodge dark family secrets, while hopelessly navigating what it means to be in love while asexual. Easy, right?

updates!

Update One:

10:29 am: good morning! or afternoon, or night, depending on where you are and when you’re reading this! right now it is morning for me, and about 2 and a half hours into Readathon! I just finished Aces Wild by Amanda DeWitt, and once I write my review (*insert shocked gasp here*), I’m going to quickly read one of the graphic novels or novels in verse I picked out yesterday. Then I’m going to switch to True Biz by Sara Nović for a while, because I need to drive somewhere and that’s what I’m listening to on audio right now. I’ll update more when I get back home! Happy reading everyone!

Surveys and Challenges!

Opening Survey

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

Maine, USA!

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

Oh My Gods 2: The Forgotten Maze by Stephanie Cooke! I’ve been saving it specifically for today’s readathon and I’m really excited!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

So yesterday was my birthday, and the snack I’m most looking forward to is my leftover birthday cake! My mom made a special coconut cake for me and it is DELICIOUS!!!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

Yesterday was my birthday! I’m now 29 (for the first time), and since I had to work and then go to bed early last night, I’m celebrating today! Happy readathon birthday to me! 🙂

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?

I’ve been participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon for seven years! One thing that I’m going to differently today is try to write my book reviews right after I finish so that the plots don’t all get mixed up in my head!

Are you participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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