Posted by : Ruby Escalona Saturday, October 18, 2014


It's that time of the year again! A readathon. Woot Woot! 
Normally, I spend my weekends traveling, but this weekend is an exception. I am staying in on Saturday (well, most of Saturday, anyway) and partaking in Dewey's 24 hour readathon. 

The concept is simple: read as much as you can for 24 hours and partake in the community events. 
I have been active a few years back, but actually stopped. And I'm back again! :) 

This weekend, I'm going to be reading a lot of travel related books - mostly guidebooks for upcoming trips - which reminds me, I need to go to the library tomorrow morning to borrow more of them! I'm nearly done with one! And this year, well, looks like I'll just keep updating this post should I partake in the hourly updates. 

Sooo..... welcome! And thank you for visiting my website!  

Pages Read - Nearly the whole book of the Last Little Blue Envelope. 
Think there's like less than 80 pages left. 

Fell asleep and woke up after the challenge is over. Oh well. It was fun though, can't wait for the next one :) 

Hour 16 Challenge: The Pet Parade

Thought it'll be good to share a photo of the baby bear (my dog). His real name is actually Goofy, but I call him Goofybear :) 



Hour 12 Challenge: 

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
I'm reading "The Last Little Blue Envelope" by Maureen Johnson

2. How many books have you read so far?
0! LOL I'm a really, really slow reader. 

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Finishing the last 100 pages of "The Last Little Blue Envelope", oh and watching the last Harry Potter movie on abc family!

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Yes! A lot! Well, I don't deal with them - I just get distracted very easily lol. 

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
A lot of people all coming together to read, read, and read. This feels like such a big event now :) 

Hour 5: An hour already????

Now that I am fully awake and the boyfriend is cooking lunch while I am trying to read and update & do challenges at once, I present my Hour 5 Challenge photo! 
Book Staging

As you know, I am more of a traveler than a reader now and mostly read travel books for my leisure time. 
Here's my entry - New Orleans. The beads, the jester, what more can you ask for? 

Underneath that is the Lost Girls World - a travel memoir.. and beside it is Maureen Johnson's The Last Little Blue Envelope, two books which I'm reading alternately during the readathon.



Hour 4: Updates and Challenges

So I fell asleep between hour 3 and 4 and just woke up. I was happily reading my Cancun book when zzzzzz...... 
But now my boyfriend is back with the library books and I'm trying to catch up, reading The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson.



Hour 1: Meme Time. 

So, a bit of an introduction - my name is Ruby and I'm reading from Jacksonville, Florida. I don't have a particular book in my stack to look forward to yet - as the library is still closed so I'm still reading guidebooks and Sophie Kinsella's Twenties Girl. I don't like snacking like reading!

A little bit about myself - I like to travel - as the blog shows. Once upon a time, when I was living in Manila, I had nothing much to do but read books so that's where my love of books comes from. Since moving to the UK and the US eventually, I find that I read a little less and explore a bit more so reading took a back seat. 

I participated in a few other readathons - way back in Manila. One thing I'll do differently from this readathon is read more travel books or books that interest me more. 




5 Responses so far.

  1. Glad your back for this year's readathon. Sounds like, though you'll be staying in this weekend, you'll leave the readathon prepared for more traveling during future weekends. Good luck in your reading and travels.

  2. Thanks Elisa!

    The readathon is definitely a good way to relax and unwind :)

    Still waiting for my boyfriend to bring back the library books - waiting is killing me!

  3. Unknown says:

    Your dog is SERIOUSLY ADORABLE! Thanks for playing The Pet Parade! --Andi

  4. I love reading travel books, too. Glad you were able to participate!

    If you need a little singing boost as you read along: Here's Singing My Way Through the Readathon!

  5. Sorry guys, I fell asleep at 1AM EST lol

    I was out from midnight to 1AM too cos I was speaking to my family on Skype.

    It was very fun to join the readathon, I can't wait for April's!

    Forgot to update that I'm 80 pages away from the Last Little Blue Envelope, will finish that today :)

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