The 24in48 Readathon: Distancing Edition – Mini TBR

Happy Friday morning, Chums! Since (mostly) everyone seems to be on lock-down and practising self-quarantine or social distancing, now is a fantastic time to participate in a readathon!

The 24in48 Readathon, which usually takes place twice in a year, is hosting the Distancing Edition of this beloved bookish marathon for bibliophiles everywhere. It runs from March 21st to the end of March 22nd and the whole goal is to read for a total of 24-hours during this 48-hour period. That’s it, that’s the gist. (Their Twitter)

It was originally created by folx who love Dewey’s 24-hour Readathons but wanted extra time to meet the 24-hour mark since life shenanigans can trip us up. I’m a huge fan of this event because I tend to read rather slowly, and never feel like I’ve accomplished much during Dewey’s (yet it never dissuades me from partaking either way). Also, I’ve been craving a good excuse to read for excessive hours at a time recently with this whole pandemic (my ADHD and anxiety have been skyrocketing to Venus, it seems), and this is perfect!

So, on this beautifully crisp and cold morning, I wanted to share my small, teeny 24in48 TBR with y’all. There are only two titles on this reading list since I’ll mostly be focusing on one book. Nevertheless, on the amazing chance in Hell that I actually finish it, I grabbed a back-up. Check ‘em out below!

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The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty: This is the second instalment in The Daevabad Trilogy, which is an #OwnVoices Islamic adult fantasy series. I’m so close to being finished with the first book. It’s one of the best fantasy books I’ve ever read, and I’ve been taking my sweet ass time with it. But all good things must continue on in their sequels. My goal is to binge this entire beast from beginning to end over the weekend with small breaks in the middle for munchies and milo (or masala chai). Since The Kingdom of Copper is in the middle of a series, you can read the synopsis for The City of Brass by clicking the title above or checking out my first impressions.

The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott: The first book in a long action-adventure series, The Hunt for Atlantis is something that has been sitting on my shelf for years. When I grabbed it and skimmed the premise, it sounded like an excellent escape from the world right now. So, I made it my back-up. It follows an archaeologist that ends up on the kill list for a secret cult-type-group after she discovers the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

If you’re going to have any spare time over the next couple of days, I highly encourage you to join in on the fun. It’s a marvellous excuse for tackling the towering and treacherous to-be-read stacks, while practising safe distancing. Just because you’re not sick, doesn’t mean you can’t carry the illness to others; people who may be immunocompromised without “looking” like they are (like me). So, stay inside, wash your hands (often), and read the day away.

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8 thoughts on “The 24in48 Readathon: Distancing Edition – Mini TBR

  1. Oh, this might be something to make me read a lot of manga this weekend. Hubby works anyway and the kids are of very little company and the cat is, well, she plays with herself when not asleep.

    I love this whole wash your hands thing. I mean, we should off course do it, but it is like a mantra, or a comfort people repeat over and over. That and carrying a bottle of hand sanitizer apparently (which is of no help at all). Fun fact: Hand sanitizers has completely sold out in our pharmacies and grocery stores and our hospitals are in dire need of them too so now the vodka brand Absolut (which is a Swedish brand) has decided to manufacture hand sanitizers (the alcohol in the sanitizer that is) to the health care. 200.000 liters are already made. Isn’t that just awesome. (Okey, off track. Sorry.)

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    • I ended up sleeping through most of the readathon thanks to my body just being exhausted and the book hangover that The City of Brass gave me lol.

      Yeah, I remember when the pandemic was announced and the first thing to sell out was sanitizer, but the shelves were full of soap. I mean, sanitizer is great, but it doesn’t clean you the way that soap does. People here are whining so much about having to wash their hands and it’s so grotesque. Ew.

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      • I just don’t get it. I mean, when the flu (the normal one) is in effect during the winter, you should was your hands extra anyway. And when the stomach flu is in effect. I know the kids are kind of nasty with the hand washing but adults? Nope, can’t really understand how hard it can be. I think people here are reasonably good at it. At least the soap shelves are a bit thin on the soap. I think though that most people believe that sanitizers kill virus the same way they kill bacteria. So, people believe it’s the same and it is so much easier to just take some sanitizer and rub your hands. Which is ridiculous. Ah, I’m just tired of people. I’m staying inside now. At least here I have control.

        Yeah, my marathon didn’t happen either. But I have read some manga at least. It’s’ been such a long time I sat down and just read a series volume by volume. It’s kind of nice to not have to wait for the next one to come out.

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        • There are a couple more readathons coming up in April. I’ll do an announcement for them over the weekend. I’ll probably spend it reading a ton of manga since it’s really been hitting the spot for me lately.

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          • Oh, please do! I am in a manga binge too. Save for when I listen to audio books all I read is manga. It’s very soothing I think. Also, my brain is running on a high so I can’t really concentrate very well on words, they just jump around of the page and I have to reread. So pictures is better.

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            • I’ve got a post outlining three of them floating around. Just went up a couple days ago. One of them starts on the 6th and runs until the end of the week. 🙂


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