Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is here! I am starting early (at 10am local time) so I can take some hours out in the night to sleep.

THE BOOKS

Me and Hannah said we’d read The Iron King together which probably means we’ll both forget about it completely (I did miss it off my intitial Twitter photo of The Pile). Also featured are two Kitty the werewolf books because I think series are a great readathon option, especially if you’re already familiar with the characters and world. Less brain effort involved. The Jasper Fforde is there because I gave out The Eyre Affair for World Book Night and realised I still hadn’t read them all. The Rising; YA and the last in a trilogy, should be easy. Gallic Books have been a winner in previous readathons especially as so many of their translations are short. New Sophie Kinsella. And to be productive, there’s my next book group read Care of Wooden Floors (which everyone seems to love). I may also dip in and out of my Kindle for some digital shorts and if you find me reading A Game of Thrones at some point, it’s OK I’ve not fallen into sleep deprived delirium. I started reading it after getting sucked into the TV show, but only a few chapters a day. I reckon I already know the story so it doesn’t matter if I zone out.

I won’t read all of these of course. Four books seems to be the magic number for me, but I have picked a particularly easy pile.

THE SNACKS

I know, this is what you’re really interested in. Please don’t fall off your chairs in shock, it’s really quite healthy. Carrot, cucumber and celery sticks to dip into hummus and red pepper and goat’s cheese dip, wasabi peanut crackers and some random baby tomatos. I also have bananas, teacakes to toast and rice krispy squares. Never fear, I have a pizza in the fridge for dinner (and a lot of cheese should the hunger strike).

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate? That is THE question.

If you don’t normally drink caffeine then it’s best to leave the espressos for a last resort. On the other hand, if you’re a huge addict, now is not the time to cut back; you’ll only end up with a headache and feeling irritated. Not a good way to spend the readathon.

See you on the other side (or in 3 hours when it actually starts)!