Tuesday, April 19, 2016

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by Vicki Lesage in
Whether you're reading Tolstoy or the latest Sophie Kinsella book, by the 12th hour of Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon (April 23), your eyes may be getting tired and your concentration might start waning.

So, in addition to the stack of novels and other books you're hoping to get through during the weekend, here are four more that just might help revive you (or give you a laugh) as fatigue sets in!

Let's start with the energy builders/maintainers:

100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks: Easy Recipes For Natural Energy & Weight Control the Healthy Way
by Emily von Euw

How about a Pineapple Berry Mixer or some Cheezy Garlic Kale Chips? This book is filled with colorful, energy-boosting recipes, smoothies and snacks that will power you all the way through the readathon. We recommend checking it out and preparing some of these delicious treats ahead of time. Then, during the readathon, kale chip in hand, have another look through the book and make a list of the next recipes you'd like to try to rebuild your energy post-readathon!

Mandala Circles: 50 Mind Calming And Stress Relieving Patterns (Coloring Books For Adults Book 1)
by Audrey Wingate

Mandalas have been used for years for meditation and relaxation. After reading pages and pages of text during the readathon, your eyes will welcome a few minutes with these lovely designs. Coloring them will free your mind, helping you to transition from the book you just finished to the next one on your list! No wonder, in these days of stress and constant activity, adult coloring books with these beautiful designs have become so popular…

And now for some laughs:

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
by Francesco Marciuliano

A great look inside the cat psyche that won't surprise but surely will entertain those of us who know and love cats. Photos of the cat authors accompany poems with titles such as "Who Is That on Your Lap?" and "This Is My Chair." Just when you think you might not be able to focus on another page of that novel you've been reading for hours, transition over to this hilarious cat poetry book…

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
by Kelly Williams Brown

Funny, charming and wise, this is a light, helpful read that we've certainly found useful (yes, we have been known to wear our PJs to the grocery store and stock up on Twizzlers instead of milk). Based on the author's popular blog “Adulting,” this book of tips is just what we all need to navigate the often scary world of adulthood.

But wait, we've got more for you!!

We've teamed up with Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon for our latest giveaway: a $10 gift card for Amazon.com + 3 Women's Fiction ebooks + a Readathon T-shirt + a Readathon mug!

Letters for Scarlet
by Julie C. Gardner

A Perfumer's Secret
by Adria J. Cimino

by Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Readathon T-shirt
(your choice)

Readathon mug
(your choice)
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