Ah, 2015, you were a good year in my reading life, even though I didn’t write or say much publicly about the books I read. Maybe my reviewing habits will change in 2016. We’ll see.
In the meantime, after much agonizing and re-reading of my private reading journal, below is a list of my favorites of the 106 books I read or listened to in 2015. I read all of them as books printed on paper unless otherwise noted as audiobooks. I don’t think I happened to read any ebooks at all in 2015.
I participated in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon as a Reader for the first time last spring. I had so much fun then that I am setting my alarm to be in my reading chair, book in hand, at 8:00 Saturday morning, October 17, 2015 (i.e., tomorrow) to do it again. That is the official start time for people in the Indianapolis, Indiana, USA area, which is where I am. Some 1600+ people will participate from all over the world.
I have stacks of print books from my public library and stacks of print books that I’ve bought, plus several audiobooks on my iPhone for when I need to give my eyes a rest, plus a few audiobooks on CD in my car for when I need to pop out for food or to take some things to the post office. Saturday is the only free day I have for the next couple of weeks so I need to do some life maintenance stuff, too. But MOSTLY I will be reading! Yay!
Check back to this blog and follow me on Twitter as @LibraryHope and/or on Instagram as hope.baugh for updates if you want. I am also on GoodReads as Hope Baugh but I rarely add reviews there because I don’t enjoy agonizing over how many stars to give a book.
In fact, better would be to follow the #readathon tag on Twitter and Instagram. More information about the whole thing is at www.24hourreadathon.com/.
Thanks in advance to whatever official Cheerleaders stop by this blog to leave encouraging comments. Best of luck and happy reading to all involved!
It’s around 3:30pm Indiana (USA) time. I am participating in a very relaxed way in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon, which officially started at 7am here. Some 1700 people are doing the #Readathon from all over the planet, including some people who are reading in languages other than English. I blogged about my prep yesterday and about my beginning this morning and now I am blogging about completing my first book. (Yay!)
I am making a slow start to my first time participating in Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon, I’m afraid. I woke up at 4am and 5am, but when the alarm I’d set for the 7am starting time sounded, I tapped it off and allowed myself to fall back asleep until 9:30am. My head was full of the live theater show I saw last night and my body wanted to let me spend more time with it.
A few years ago, I was a Cheerleader for a friend who was participating as a Reader in Dewey’s Read-a-Thon. This year (2015) I’m going to join Megan as a Reader along with hundreds (thousands?) of other people all over the world and read as much as I want to beginning at 7 a.m. Indianapolis time on Saturday, April 25.