Get Ready: Dewey’s 24 Hour October Read-A-Thon!

When 2020 kicked off, I had lofty goals and expectations for the year. 2019, in general, wasn’t a great. My Dad was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent a pretty extensive treatment over the summer between that and his recovery the year was pretty bleak. I remember us sitting at dinner on New Year’s Eve, toasting that we were happy for 2019 to be behind us and ready for a fresh start in 2020. This year has not been ideal but I’ve been managing to find nuggets of happiness along the way. Early into the pandemic I struggled to read and found myself generally anxious about life and unable to focus on my books (granted, there were a lot of unknowns about work, life and what was going to happen next). As we shift into the latter half of 2020, I seem to have fallen into a nice reading groove and am working on accomplishing my stretch goal of 52 books for the year!

I’ve found that by joining read-a-thons, it gave me a greater sense of focus and allowed me to turn my reading into a bit of a game. One of the first read-a-thons I joins this year was Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. 24 hours dedicated to nothing but reading! I live on the East Coast and love the fact that this one starts at 8 am (my time). When Kate, from Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon, was looking for volunteers to help co-host this October read-a-thon I knew I had to sign up!

My blog, Treat Yo Shelf, was inspired by Parks & Recc and the greatest day of the year: Treat Yo Self. I’ve always been an enabler and an advocate for splurging on that new book! This October, Treat Yo Shelf and Dewey’s are coming together, to encourage readers throughout the country to go buy a new book and read along with me for 24 hours!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon starts on October 24th at 8 am (EST)! I’ll be hosting a mini challenge (follow me on Twitter for updates, if you aren’t already, @ItsMrGeekToYou) and I’ll be co-hosting a couple of hours late into the read-a-thon! Hope you are able to join in on the fun! If you have questions, let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,
Mr Geek


6 thoughts on “Get Ready: Dewey’s 24 Hour October Read-A-Thon!

  1. Thanks for your commitment to the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. It’s co-hosts like you that keep us going throughout the day. Looking forward to reading your posts during the Readathon!

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    1. I’m really looking forward to co-hosting! I’ve participated in the past, so this is going to take it to the next level. It’ll be great posting and talking books with this community!


    1. I hope you enjoy this read-a-thon! It’s always a fun time – hopefully tomorrow motivates me enough to finish the book I’ve been stuck on for awhile (Mexican Gothic). It’s good but just not as great as I was hoping!

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      1. I haven’t picked this book up yet (people are raving are they not?) but I am looking forward to someone giving it a less-than-stellar and probably more honest review. Still, I hope you enjoyed it and finished it!

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      2. Welllllllllllllll, I finished this last weekend. Mexican Gothic started off strong for the first ~50 pages. Then it turned into a sloughfest. The next 150 pages were so slow and nothing really happened then for the last 100 pages, the author gassed it and everything came together. The ending was pretty engaging but I just didn’t love it like I was expecting. Overall, I gave it 3/5 stars. Personally, if you were thinking about reading this one – I’d pass!


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