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I've been thinking a lot this week about how, for me, sitting down with an absorbing book can be an almost meditative activity for me. It helps me settle into a rhythm, silence the voices in my head, and stop multi-tasking in a way few other activities do. Which is why I am so, so [...]

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Currently | Readathon Wrap-Up

I'm happy to report that I woke up this morning before my alarm, not feeling the typical Readathon hangover I usually experience. Huzzah! I woke up just in time to see the end of the #readathon! Final tally: Five books, 1023 pages, 10 hours 21 minutes reading/listening. — Kim Ukura (@kimthedork) 24 April 2016 After [...]

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Happy Spring 2016 Readathon!

This is a collection of my tweets, photos, blog posts and general updates from the Spring 2016 edition of Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon on Saturday, April 23.

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Woo hoo! Saturday is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, one of the best book nerd days of the entire year. I feel like I've spent a lot of time running around this week, so a full devoted entirely to books is exactly what I'm in the mood for this weekend. Like usual, I’ll have a post up [...]

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Five Tips for Readathon Success

The spring edition of Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon is just around the corner on Saturday, April 23. The Readathon is truly one of my favorite reading/blogging events since my first one in spring 2009. I feel like I'm even more psyched than normal for this year's Readathon. No joke, I've been scoping out books and [...]

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Today’s Book Blogger Appreciation topic is such a good one, I don’t feel like it needs much of an introduction: Day 5: One of the unfortunate side effects of reading and blogging like rockstars seems to be a tendency toward burnout. How do you keep things fresh on your blog and in your reading? I’ve [...]

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I’ve written a few times before about how it’s hard for me to think about what my reading life would be like without book blogging. I started Sophisticated Dorkiness just a few days before I graduated from college, so all of my “adult” reading life has been influenced and affected by the other bloggers and [...]

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BBAW 2016: Five Books that Represent Me

Hooray, today is the first day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week! Although I’m probably not going to be able to participate to the extent that I originally hoped, I still managed to have a few posts drafted before life got complicated last week. And today’s topic is such a good one: Day 1: Introduce yourself [...]

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Hello, friends, and welcome to our final week of Nonfiction November, a month-long celebration of nonfiction hosted by myself, Leslie (Regular Rumination), Katie (Doing Dewey) and Rebecca (I’m Lost In Books). Rather than a formal topic the last week of the month -- which often gets busy as the holiday season gears up -- we decided to spend this [...]

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I have to admit, dear readers, that I struggled with this week's prompt for Nonfiction November. Our host this week is Rebecca (I’m Lost In Books), and our topic is nontraditional nonfiction: Nontraditional Nonfiction: This week we will be focusing on the nontraditional side of reading nonfiction. Nonfiction comes in many forms. There are the traditional [...]

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