Saturday 21 April 2012

The Readathon is HERE!

Hour 14
So, I'm totally done for the night... I'm just going to, you know, take an 8 or so hour nap, and then maybe read a teeny bit more in the morning... but also, maybe not. We'll see. The really exciting news is that I finished The Hours and started MetaMaus, which so far is really really really exceedingly interesting, and I'm really getting an idea of the sheer volume of work that went into Maus, and how deserving it is of my love and admiration (and tears). I'm actually a little sad to stop reading it (and I think I would be, readathon or not) but I really really need to sleep. Like, really. But y'all just keep on reading, and I'll try and be alert in the morning (well, my morning) to come and cheer you on in those last few hours! Night everyone!

Page Count: 607
Books Finished: 2

Hour 11
I'm baaaaack! I know you all missed me terribly, so sorry for being gone for so long! The AWESOME news is that Watership Down is finally finished, even if it took me the longest time to read those last 100 pages... whoops! But anyway, it is done with, AND it was a challenge book, which makes it so much sweeter! And now I'm going to finish The Hours. I really have to say, I'm exhausted already, so I don't know how everyone's going to do the whole 24 hours! Although, if you do, I'm in awe of you, and you're super awesome. I think now I'm just going to update just before bed, and then I might read some more in the morning, depending on what time I get up and everything. So yeah. Hope everyone is doing ok!

Page Count: 451
Books Finished: 1 (yesssssss!)

Hour 6
So little to report, and yet, since I looked at my phone and saw that it was nearly the hour, how could I not do so? I have started reading The Hours and, oh man, I love it so much. I'm already remembering which of the characters I like the least, and the chapters I like the best, and hey, this was a good choice! Go me! I hope your book choices have been as successful.

Page Count: 263
Books Finished: 0

Hour 4
Just a quick little update- I've been plowing through Watership Down even though I'm not really in love with it, and I thought I was going to have to take a little break from it soon, but then the location shifted and all and it got sort of interesting. SO, I think I'm just going to read to the end of this section and then move onto something else, and I'll maybe come back to it later. Maybe. Still, I'm liking the uninterrupted reading, even if it is all about bunnies, so it's not a total blahgahrehfanfnsf. Yeah, that's a word now.

Page Count: 173 pages
Books Finished: 0

Hour 1
Except, well, I just have to go and put some washing on and also help make the lunch, such is the exciting life I lead. Nonetheless, I have read a teeny bit this morning, so that can count for the 20 minutes or so that I'm going to lose. Also, yes, I realise I'm being very anal about all this!

Anyway! Have fun if you're reading, and if not, be all jealous that you're doing other things today that don't involve reading, cause they're obviously not going to be as cool as how I'm going to spend my day/night! I'll be updating on this page very sporadically, so feel free to check back for my progress if you wish!


Like a smart person, I forgot about the opening questionnaire thingy. So here it is now!

1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Shepperton, which is in Surrey, England. It's fine... but not great.
2. What book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I would say... MetaMaus? Or possibly Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me. So I probably won't get to either of those today!
3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?
The only snacks I really have are ice cream and like easter chocolate, and if I have too much sugar, my body doesn't really like it. So, the ice cream, obvs!
4. Tell us a little something about yourself.
No! Or, ok... errrm, I live near Shepperton Studios, which means that Johnny Depp has probably driven past my road at some point in life. It's nice to think about sometimes (the thing that is about me: I Love Johnny Depp. Maybe too much...)
5. If you participated in the last readathon, what's one thing you'll do different today? 
I'm definitely going to read for less time, just so as I don't feel like DEATH tomorrow (because I have to go out to have lunch, which was definitely not my idea.) My number one tip for people who are staying up though, is NO CAFFEINE after, say, 11pm or something, because last time I got the heart poundings at like 3am. Bad times.

So yeah, now I'm really going to start reading! :)


  1. I have to say I'm just a little bit jealous of Johnny Depp driving by your house! It's more exciting then anything I have going on by me. ;)

    1. Hehehe, well, I haven't actually seen it happen yet, so its not really that exciting! But still... it has clearly happened. Awesomes.


    You want to have some fun during this, woman. ;) (not that ice cream isn't fun...or thinking about Johnny Depp)

    1. Hey, I'm not reading like, Kant, or anything! I mean, Watership Down isn't *that* bad, so it's all fun! Ice cream will be muchos fun later though- after I've eaten about a zillion strawberry laces (actually, this has already happened and I feel a bit sick now... STUPID SUGAR BEING SO TASTY!)

    2. *eyes suspiciously* ...are strawberry laces Twizzlers?

      GOOOO LAURA. I type this from a train to Milwaukee. I shall endeavor to cheer as I can. But yayyyy The Hours being good again!

  3. I have heard so much about Watership Down from so many people, that I have always wanted to read it. The break sounds like a good idea, though, when you have to read continuously for a long time! I can't seem to be able to stick to just one book, so I am alternating between two that I had planned to read! Happy reading, hope you're enjoying the readathon!

  4. I really hope you get to Mindy's book today. It's so light and funny and great.

    And yes, I'm going to call her by her first name now, like I know her. What a dork...

    Have fun!

  5. Woo-hoo, go you for finishing your first book! I'm with you on needing to rest and then read in the morning, I'm definitely going to have to do that.

  6. You did some really good reading. Glad you enjoyed what you read and knew when to call it a night.

    Team Polonius

  7. I loved Watership Down as a kid but not sure how much I'd love it now, I don't want to take the nostalgic shien off it by re-reading ;) I opted for sleep too but great work on your 14 hours of reading.