Local start time: 13:00
Hours spent reading: 0
Total pages read: 0
Books read: 0

Starting book: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

It’s readathon time again! Books, snacks and dog at the ready. As usual I have a big pile of books to choose from and aim to read four of them.

I will be updating on Instagram, both on my feed and via stories so please follow me if you want to properly spy on my day! You’ll also be able to find me on Twitter and I’ll update here every 4-6 hours. I’ll be doing random cheerleading across these platforms, so if you’d like me to drop by your blog please leave a comment with a link.

Find out more about Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon on their website.

Here’s my opening meme answers (i’m risking it and assuming they are the same as ever):

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
New Milton, on the edge of the New Forest National Park in England.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Dread Nation! My pre-orders kept getting delayed so I’m chuffed to finally have my paws on it.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Bit of a trauma this readathon as the M&S near my work has closed down so my normal snack routine is no longer possible. And then I nearly didn’t find any cheese balls (disaster averted last minute). We’re making pizza later so that will be yummy at least.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
This is my 13th readathon and I’ve been blogging for 7 years. Scully, my dog, has been a lifelong readathon companion and it’ll be her third time keeping me company. You may remember her puppy face from a couple of years ago. I mostly read science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, whatโ€™s one thing youโ€™ll do different today?
My readathon routine is pretty honed now, best not to mess with it.

Pre-readathon walkies (she’s clearly staring at a treat here not the camera!).