READING VLOG | Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (CC)

READING VLOG | Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (CC)


Hey everyone, this is Miz Moffatt from Across
the Litoverse, and here we are, at long last! It’s time for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, the
Tenth Anniversary Edition! The goal today is to read as much as you can for as long as you can, and to celebrate all things bookish too. Right now, it’s about 7:35 AM my time, and the readathon starts at 8 AM in my timezone. So, I’m going to make some breakfast, I’m definitely going to make some tea for
myself, and I’m going to get started on reading. Oh! And I do need to make a side trip to my local library this morning. So, my local library allows you to put holds
on books before they even arrive in house, and I tend to abuse this system to no end… I’ve had about six books on hold for half of the year, and I’ve gotten a little
lazy with checking in on them… Thank goodness I checked last night, because not only do I have two books on hold, but one of the holds expires TODAY. I need to get there first thing in the morning before they can fine me for being a jerk with my holds. I totally created this problem for myself, so please don’t feel bad for me. Given that it’s Saturday morning, I thought I’d start the readathon with my Uncle Scrooge collection. You can’t beat Saturday morning cartoons, am I right? I kinda wish I had some sugary cereal this
morning just so I could complete the childhood nostalgia… Oh, and before I forget, I will leave a link to my Dewey’s 24 Hour
Readathon TBR List as well. I already think I’m not going to adhere to this TBR list, especially given that I
have library holds. We can compare how far off the mark I get! On that note, let’s get some reading done! This is where I’m planning on getting most of my reading done today. Very cozy, very comfy… That is a delightfully warm blanket that keeps
me warm during the Canadian winters. I’m looking forward to hibernating and doing
some reading! And also hanging out with Uncle Scrooge! It’s 9:40 AM, and my library holds are already
secured! First, I picked up Warcross by Marie Lu, and this was the book I would have gotten
the fine on. I know YA BookTube was positively buzzing
about this book a while ago, and I’m a sucker for bounty hunters and immersive
games as well. I don’t want to find out too much about this
book, because I want it to be surprised as well. Next, I got Side Hustle: From Idea to Income
in 27 Days. That is a bold promise, Chris Guillebeau, and I am curious. I do like the idea of having a secondary source
of income, if only to have that sense of job security
as well. I often associate money with security, and I don’t know if that’s entirely healthy, but money does offer you more choices and
more options in the long run. FUN FACT! I was the first hold on this book, and it turns out my mom is the second hold. This is not the first time something like
this has happened, either. I might read the first chapter of this today… I am already forsaking my TBR pile, oh my goodness… WORST. EVER. Okay, so it’s almost noon around now, and I’ve finally finished the Uncle Scrooge
collection, and it was just as fantastic as I had hoped. I’m glad I started with Uncle Scrooge, if only because it seems like an appropriate Saturday morning kind of read? As an interesting side note, I found this stuck in the pages of my book. The weird thing about this one was, it wasn’t stuck to the inside cover, it was actually stuck to a page, like one
of the comics in the book. So, I’m glad it didn’t rip the page, or rip any of the ink off with it, so that was quite an interesting discovery
this morning. One of the things I’ve always liked about Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck is just the kind of adventures that they find
themselves in. A lot of it involves Uncle Scrooge kind of
pulling from his past adventures in order to protect his
fortunes in the present, or the lengths at which he goes to in order
to protect his fortunes also leads his into crazy new adventures where
he might be sailing to a new island, or he might be discovering
the lost city of Atlantis by accident, but you know you’re always going to get a
really adventurous story whenever you check out Uncle Scrooge. A lot of the one-page comics in here just kind of explore how fundamentally cheap
Uncle Scrooge is, which was pretty hilarious too. And the longer comics are the ones that get
more into his backstory to show you how he actually amassed his fortunes in the first place, and the lengths to which he has to go now in order to protect his fortunes from the
Beagle Boys and from everyone else who wants to steal
it from him. If anything, Uncle Scrooge is quite resilient
and quite stubborn, which serves him quite well on his adventures. So that is book one done for the readathon, and I am going to have some lunch because
I am absolutely starving. I’m a little unsure about what I want to start
next. I’m kind of leaning towards Skeleton Key, just because I know it’s a bit of a longer
series, but then the volumes themselves seem a little
shorter, so I might be able to get through them a bit
quicker. But I think I’m at the point where I’m going
to start splicing series together to avoid any
kind of reading burnout. But right now, I’m going to have my leftover
pasta for lunch because I am super hungry, so I will see you
a bit later. And Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon continues! So, it’s about 2:20 PM my time, and I’ve finished the first volume of Skeleton
Key, and I’m about halfway through volume two of
Skeleton Key, and I have to admit, I don’t think I’m liking
it…? But I should probably give you a little context
about Skeleton Key in the first place, or more precisely how I came to Skeleton Key. Back in 2012, when I started at the comic
book store that I’m currently working at, there was a one-shot that came out for Skeleton
Key I think around Hallowe’en 2012…? So, as you can see, the artwork was very manga
influenced, which definitely speaks to me and my love
of manga. That’s the back of the comic there. And there’s an example of some of the interior
art as well. So, just very cute, very fluffy, very adorable, definitely speaks to me and the style of art
that I enjoy, and these were all short stories, which is
just kind of like, a nice, refreshing change from the comics that I usually read. But the original comics had more of a zine
art style, and it was published in the early 90s, and you can definitely sense that from the
artwork. This is what Tamsin, the main character, looked
like in the first issue, whereas that’s Tamsin from the Skeleton Key
that I first came to. The story’s also just kind of all over the
place, and introducing a lot of characters that I
don’t… really care about that much…? So, I think right now, I’m going to set that series aside so I can start in on some
of the other books that I have on the go, and I do know that Skeleton Key’s art and
writing evolves quite a bit over each volume, it’s just I wasn’t expecting
such a huge departure from the one-shot versus the series itself. So, that’s a little disappointing, but, I
mean, I do have a lot of other books on the go, so I can definitely pick up one of those and
check out something cool too. But right now, I’m getting a little bit sleepy, so I’m going to go on a walk, because it’s
gotten really sunny outside, so I thought I’d go just on, like, a quick
40 minute hike, just to kind of get some energy back too. And I also need to start packing because I’m
heading to Paul’s tonight where we’re going to continue the readathon
together. HOORAY! All right, so it’s about 3:30 PM right now, and I’m just getting started on packing a
bag because I’m heading over to Paul’s in a bit. I’ve been debating which books to bring
over, and I think I need to bring one book in particular. Just some context, in Canada, we had a prominent
figure pass away this week. His name was Gord Downie, and he was the frontman of the Tragically
Hip, a uniquely Canadian band. He announced back in 2016 that he was terminally
ill, and he passed away this week. I don’t know that I can adequately explain
what he meant to Canadians and to Canada in general, so I’m going to share a story— the Tragically Hip’s last concert happened
during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The CBC, which is the Canadian equivalent
of the BBC, had won a multi-multi-million dollar deal
to have exclusive rights to air the Olympic Games that year. For that concert, the CBC decided to stop
airing the Olympic Games that night and they aired the two and half to three-hour concert
in its entirety, commercial free. And they set up an area in Rio where Canadian athletes could watch the final concert as well. So yeah, we lost someone big this week. In Gord Downie’s honour, I thought I’d re-read some of the poems from his book Coke Machine
Glow, which is a poetry companion to his first solo
work. It includes the song lyrics from this album, and a whole host of other fantastic writing
from Downie. Given the sales of his album, this has also been one the best selling poetry
collections by a Canadian author EVER. I’m going to surprise Paul with this one,
I don’t think he knows that I own this. I filmed my TBR list for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
before I found out about Gord Downie, and I feel like I’ve got to give him some
kind of tribute for this readathon as well. As for my other books, you’ll have to wait until I get to Paul’s
place to find out what else I’m bringing, muahaha! And, through the magic of time lapses, I am now at Paul’s place! And he’s also provided me a pen to wave about,
since I forgot to bring one of my own. So, as I discussed at my place, I hadn’t yet decided what books I was bringing
to Paul’s place, but now I have decided, so I’m going to share
that with you while Paul is cooking dinner for the two of
us. So, first off, I brought Maid Sama, since
he’s very supportive of my enjoyment of shojo manga, I also brought Trees with me, and I’m hoping
to finish this one, A) Because he’s the one who lent it to me,
so I can finally return it, and B) We can actually talk about it, since apparently
it’s also got a lot of very kind of complicated thoughts to it too. And last, this was not actually on my TBR
list, but I was reading it before the readathon, and I’m kind of wanting to finish it just
because I really enjoy this series, but I’m reading the Durarara Light Novel Volume 1. It’s sticking really close to the anime, which
I’m quite enjoying because I love the anime, myself, and it’s making me want to go back and watch
the anime as well, so I’m probably going to try and read some
more of that. It was also on my TBR list for 2017, which means, once I finish this, that’s another book I get to cross off, and I’m one step closer to reading 20 of my
TBR books for this year. And last, I also brought this book with me, and I haven’t told him about it yet, so, I’m not sure if he’s going to be on camera
or not, but if he is, then perhaps I will show him
on camera, and we can see his reaction to it. On that note, I’m going to start in on some
reading, and my gent is going to finish making us dinner, so we’re going to have a very tasty pad thai before the two of us start reading as well,
so, that should be delightful! All right, another random time lapse here! As I’m filming this, Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
is officially over! Paul and I ended up having dinner, I cried once again while watching This Is
Us, and then we got down to some reading. I finished Trees Vol 1, and it was just as eerie and compelling as
I expected, and Paul checked out Coke Machine Glow, and I’m blanking on the other book he checked
out. Yeah, I can’t remember. Oh! And I read more from the first Durarara light
novel, which I am thoroughly enjoying right now. So, to recap, I finished Uncle Scrooge: Only
a Poor Old Man, Skeleton Key Volume 1, and Trees Volume 1, and I’m getting very close to finishing the
Durarara light novel volume 1. I have to admit, I think I need to approach
this readathon differently going forward. I kept getting stressed out that I wasn’t
reading enough, when really this ought to be a celebration of books. I always get hung up on the idea that I’m
not doing enough, when really, I should be celebrating the fact
that I’ve been able to set aside a whole day to reading, which is something I love. Do you find readathons stressful at all? Do you put too much weight on needing to read
tons of gear? I’m curious to know how many people have
set themselves up with impossible TBRs here. If you liked this vlog format and you want
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