Happy Readathon Day!
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. I am going to try and stay up for all 24 hours this time, but I’ve never made it before and my expectations aren’t too high. I’m a person who really enjoys (and needs) her sleep, so we’ll see how I’m feeling as the night/morning goes on. I also always plan time to do the mini-challenges (see below!) and try to take a walk or go outside for some fresh air and human interaction for a little bit. But! Since you’re here for the updates and challenge entries, I’ll stop writing my intro now and let you see what you came here for!
Goldie Vance by Hope Larson, Brittney Williams
Series: Goldie Vance #1
Published by BOOM! Box on October 11, 2016
Genres: Graphic Novels, LGBTQIA+
Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You by Ann Shen
GOLDIE VANCE IS ON THE CASE
Sixteen-year-old Marigold "Goldie" Vance has an insatiable curiosity. She lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and it's her dream to one day be the hotel's in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can't crack, together they utilize her smarts, skills, and connections to solve the mystery...even if it means getting into a drag race, solving puzzles, or chasing a helicopter to do it!
Published by Chronicle Books on April 3, 2018
From the beloved author and artist behind Bad Girls Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Ann Shen's signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within.
The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce by Angie Manfredi
Published by Harry N. Abrams on September 24, 2019
Genres: Anthology, Non-Fiction
srsly Hamlet by Courtney Carbone, William Shakespeare
The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines personal essays, prose, poetry, fashion tips, and art to create a relatable and attractive guide about body image and body positivity. This YA crossover anthology is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a guide for navigating our world with confidence and courage.
Series: OMG Shakespeare
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on May 26, 2015
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill
Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?! Imagine: What if Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, and the tragic Ophelia had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays! A kingdom on the brink of war. A stolen throne. A boy seeking revenge. and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. 😉 tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens. A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.
Published by Oni Press on September 6, 2016
Genres: Graphic Novels, LGBTQIA+
"I am no prince!"
When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They'll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress, who wants to get rid of Sadie once and for all.
Join Sadie and Amira, two very different princesses with very different strengths, on their journey to figure out what happily ever after really means -- and how they can find it with each other.
Update One: 9:31am EST
I’m here! I overslept a little, but I’m reading a great book, I’ve showered, and I’m really excited for today! More updates to come!
Update Two: 11:58am EST
Update Three: 4:29pm EST
I finally left the living room (aka the distraction room) and went to read in my room for a while. I’m almost done with The (Other) F Word and it is truly FANTASTIC! I am loving it. The last essay I read felt like something I had written myself, which was weird and amazing at the same time. I’m going to try and find some food for an early dinner/snack session and then go back to reading! More updates soon!
Update Four: 9:29pm EST
I finished The (Other) F Word! It’s such a great book. I also (finally) read Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill and srsly Hamlet by Courtney Carbone. I did most of the mini challenges and watched this week’s episode of The Good Place (so good!) How’s your reading going?
Update Five: 12:48am EST
Okay, time to head to bed. I’ve completed three books, started a fourth, and did all the mini challenges. I’ll verify entries and pick a winner for Vague Recollections tomorrow. Whew! This was a great readathon. 🙂
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I’m really looking forward to reading Spellhacker! (Which I technically started a few days ago, but I haven’t gotten very far yet!)
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
There may or may not have been Chinese food ordered last night, so I may or may not be really excited for that!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Um… I love watching Christmas movies early! There may or may not be one playing in front of me right now…
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?
Well, I’ve started my reading out in the living room with everyone, but there are a lot of distractions (barking dogs, christmas movies, etc.) so I think I’m going to end up in my room before long…
Mid Event Survey!
1. What are you reading right now?
Legendary Ladies by Ann Shen and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson!
2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I almost certainly won’t finish it, but I am looking forward to starting my audiobook for Renegades by Marissa Meyer!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I think my day has just been one long interruption. I’ve decided today to just relax and enjoy this day of reading and relaxing! I also switched to shorter reads so I feel like I’ve accomplished things!
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How much harder it is to be focused on reading than it was when I was younger! There are so many distractions (I’ve watched three Christmas movies and an episode of The Good Place today, but only read three short books…).
This one’s mine! It’s really fun and comes with the chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card!
Okay, so if you take Holly Black’s Folk of the Air series (The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and Queen of Nothing), mix it with Kiersten White’s Conqueror’s Saga (And I Darken, Now I Rise, Bright We Burn), and throw in a dash of Emily A. Duncan’s Something Dark and Holy series (Wicked Saints, Ruthless Gods, untitled third book), you end up with… something dark and terrifying. But also astonishingly well written and entertaining, so now I want this… damn.
You’ll NEVER guess who showed up to rescue the princess in the tower!
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill
“You overflow with stardust.” ~David Bowles, The (Other) F Word
Nightmare land. Here- but not alone.
And that’s it! I’ll keep updating this post until I go to sleep, so stay tuned for more info!