Between my playing video games 25 hours straight on October 25th, and reading 24 hours straight this coming Saturday, October is going to be a very sleep deprived month.
I desperately need to add more to my page count before my 20,000 page goal reaches its deadline Dec. 31. So here goes! On Oct. 12th I'm going to read for 24 hours as part of Dewey's Read-a-Thon, which you can find more about here.
I'll probably be live tumbling/vining (can't link my vine, but just search for scifibrarian) that day if anyone's interested in the ramblings of someone with attention problems trying to focus on one activity for an entire day. Prepare for plenty of whining and Red Bull worship.
Wow, so did you guys know that 24 hours is a long time!? Like, if you start reading at 8am, you're supposed to continue until 8am...the next morning!?
Yeah, needless to say I'm calling it a night. I didn't get started until 1pm due to Things™, and I'm stopping now at 1am due to having a headache so intense it feels like Athena's going to burst from my forehead. Also I have a potluck and volleyball practice to go to tomorrow. Under the influence of no sleep I'd most likely start spiking pumpkin pies and gnawing on my knee pads.
But 12 hours ain't bad...right? And turns out "live-blogging" reading is kind of impossible. But I did make one vine:
Fun coincidence though, the one novel I did manage to make it all the way through today was Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven, which features a guy desperately trying not to sleep. I identified! I'll write up a post about it once I get some Zzzz's into my system. I also made it through a chunk of The Complete Poems of Anne Sexton which is going to take a lot more than a day to make it through.
Good job all you dedicated read-a-thoner's out there! I bow to your resilience.