Rah Rah Readathon! 
Once again, Dewey’s readathon is here! The event is starting in about 15 minutes, so you still have time to join for kickoff!

Opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

La France – where it is overcast and not too hot (my perfect reading weather).

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Probably Joss Whedon’s Fray – I’ve been looking forward to that forever!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Nutella (obviously).

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’m Kay and I’ve been blogging about books since 2009 and – in that time – I’ve done a lot of readathons (and loved each and every one). My reading companion on today’s readathon is my massive hound, Odin.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?

For this year’s Readathon… I am doing 1000% comic books! I love graphic novels and the readathon is a perfect opportunity to binge read them. They make you feel great too, as you manage to get a LOT of them done in the 24 hours!


What’cha reading?

On my list so far:

  • Kill my Mother by Jules Feiffer
  • V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
  • Batman: the Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
  • Fray by Joss Whedon
  • Iron Man Noir by Scott Snyder
  • Y: the Last Man by Brian K Vaughn
  • Velvet by Ed Brubaker

Since my post yesterday, I’ve received a lot of suggestions on twitter for other graphic novels to check out – so I may be adding to this list, with the help of Marvel Unlimited and Comixology!


Hour 1: I’m starting with Velvet by Ed Brubaker! I’ve read the first issue already, so I know I am going to love it 🙂

Hour 4: I finished and loved Velvet – it was all the James Bond/Black Widow/spy-assassin awesomeness that I expected. Only now I am desperate

Hour 7: So, I took some time off to make cookies (because WHY NOT) and have only gotten a few chapters through Fray. I really like it so far – it’s Buffy… but with flying cars. Oh, and the intro by Jeph Loeb. Wow – that was amazing.

Hour 12: I’ve made it through Fray but don’t think I will manage more today!

Books completed

  1. Velvet by Ed Brubake
  2. Fray by Joss Wheson



Hour 2: Classics words of wisdom (A Literary Odyssey)

secrets dorian grayThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde was one of those books that… transformed me as a teenager. It was witty and dark and subversive – it made me run out and find out everything I could about Oscar Wilde. He was a man unfortunately born in the wrong era, yet he managed so much in spite of that. This quote from Dorian Gray makes me think about the author, his life, my own life – and how little we know about the people we know. Secrets, my friends.

Hour 3: Four seasons (Bart’s Bookshelf)


My 4 seasons of #readathon! (Fire seemed like the most apt description of summer ) #minichallenge4s A photo posted by Kay (@darlinbooksnpins) on

Hour 7: Treasure Hunt


From left to right: a whole bunch of trees, a scary ax and snow!

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