My favorite read-a-thon is back! If you’ve never participated in 24in48, go here for the details. I’m strictly a participant, so I’ll defer to the good folks who are running the show to tell you more about it at the links provided above. The gist, though, is you read for 24 hours over a 48-hour period. For some, that may happen anyway, but this is a great excuse to settle in if you don’t want to go out.
This year’s event will happen over the weekend of July 22-23.
I’ve signed up and will post my progress here. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of books that were made into classic films (my other love). I’m thinking about starting with Sloan Wilson’s The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit or James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce.
Watch this space. Happy reading! ♠EL
July 22 @ 9:15 p.m. PDT:
I’ve clocked just a few minutes over the 10.5 hours mark. And, the best part is that the book I’m reading at this stage of the game…has reached the best part. The reason I picked it up is for the section I just hit. I anticipate clocking one to two more hours before shutting it down on Day 1.
Leopold & Loeb: The Crime of the Century by Hal Higdon ~ Fascinating non-fiction that reads like fiction, similar to Capote’s In Cold Blood. It’s a slower read, but not because it’s boring. It’s full of dates and details, and it has chapter notes. Most of them can be skipped, but, occasionally, I do have to flip to the back of the book to see the source noted or to gather more information, if the note is “blown out”. Despite these “tasks”, this is still a pretty straightforward read. It was a great choice for 24in48. (And, everywhere where I’ve been compelled to google something fascinating, I have stopped my stopwatch. I’ve clocked pure read time, only.)
July 23 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT:
13 hours, flat. Have to step away. Hoping to get five to seven more hours in, much later today.
July 23 @ 10:15 p.m. PDT:
I started in the eleven o’clock/almost midnight hour, PDT on Friday, July 21. I’m knocking off a bit early, with a final tally of 17 hours. I’m feeling pretty good!
Great 24in48 this year! ♠EL