Oh hey, remember when I was like 'so I'll go to bed now and then get up in the morning and read for the last few readathon hours'? Well. I read a bit and went to bed and then woke up at ELEVEN AM (I know) and since my mum was coming to pick me up at like 12pm I kind of had to motor and shower and eat breakfast and then leave the house without so much as a book (that last part was kind of accidental) and now it's sort of now? I failed at the readathon, basically, but I got in a whole afternoon's worth of reading, and that is no mean feat!
So, Imma do the end of event survey anyway, so there.
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Bahahahaha, um, most of them?! Clearly...
2. Could you list a few high interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
Well, I thoroughly recommend Rosemary's Baby (it's a page turner) and always just stick to the authors you know you love- for me, it's Bill Bryson, or Stephen King.
3. Do you have any suggestions on how to improve the readathon for next year?
I have some for MYSELF, but not so much for the actual event- I think it's pretty awesome as it is.
4. What do you think worked really well in this years readathon?
NOT MY READING BRAIN! Hahaha, no, but I don't know because, you know, I wasn't all that present...
5. How many books did you read?
Well... I finished one and started another. So, one altogether? A short one, at that.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin and Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
They were both pretty great, actually.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
9. How likely are you to take part in the readathon again? What part would you be willing to play next time?
I will always take part in readathons, baby. Anddddd... Next time I'll play the part of someone who actually reads things? That sounds like a start.
So yeah. Next time I'll be better at reading and worse at talking to people. It seems like the way to win a readathon, really!
Pages Read: 253
Books Finished: 1
Books Read From: 2
SNACKS: I basically just ate all the food. All of it. Yummy.
Naps: I slept for about 10 hours last night. It was great.
So, I've been gone a while, huh? I was kind of expecting this because a house pizza thing was totally planned for this evening and I DID THAT and ended up not coming back upstairs for, like, 6 hours (which is MEGA LONG when you write it in numbers like that...) so yeah, that happened. But NEVER MIND because it was fun and pizza is amaze and also Johnny Depp so yeah. Reading? PAH. (I'm sorry reading ily forever, never leave me).
So anyway! It's like midnight now, so I'm pretty much just going to go to bed because YAY bed. But I will read a bit first, obviously, and probably a bit more and then it'll be 2am anyway, so there's that. And then, MORE READING IN THE MORNING (probably). It's all good.
Pages Read: 218
Books Finished: 1
Books Read From: 2
SNACKS: A loooooot of pizza.
Naps: Actually none. And I definitely feel less tired than earlier. Which probably isn't an invitation to just stay up all night... OR IS IT?!
Update the First: 4pm(ish)
So SOMEONE opened up their computer at about 3.30pm to read some blogs and do a few life things and somehow it was suddenly 4.10pm... I'm not sure who but I'm sure she had her reasons...
Anyway. Reading! It has happened. I'm reaaaaaally tired, possibly because I've been reading whilst fully in bed (FULLY. All that's missing is my pyjamas and no-bra. [Side brackets: I'm wearing a weirdly nice bra for this occasion for no reason and I just keep looking down and loling at myself because boobs! What are you doing?! I might have had too much caffeine already and this is why I'm telling you this story...]) But I've already finished Rosemary's Baby, and I'm reading Hearts in Atlantis which is funnnnn because this kid's all like 'OMG books are sort of magic' (only, in the way we think of them as magic, not in a different, weird Stephen King way) and it's awesome. And now I'm trying to think of the first book that made me forget where I was while I was reading it and it miiiight have been Little Women.
So. That's cool. And Imma read some more now. Also, possibly oreos.
Pages Read: 150
Books Finished: 1
Books Read From: 2
SNACKS: Hummus, with veggies and doritos, and these strawberry laces from ikea that may have been open for too long... But they've gone away now, it's all ok.
Naps: Don't even tempt me...
Before the madness
Ohhhhhh yes. It's that time again, and by 'that time' I obviously mean time to READ ALL DAY AND NIGHT AND NEVER SLEEP EVER! Or... Read for all of the afternoon and evening and go to bed at a reasonable time and maybe read a bit more in the morning because I'm being totally sensible about this because I have to work tomorrow (YES. On a Sunday. I KNOW) and that is NOT going to be happening if I read instead of sleep.
BUT ANYWAY. Let's ignore my lameness (I consider not reading for a full 24 hours lame, apparently) and look at some BOOKS:
- Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
- Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
- Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
- Affinity by Sarah Waters
- South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
- Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
To be honest, if I finish Rosemary's Baby, and the parts of The Corrections I'm reading this week for the readalong, and maybe one of the other (short) books, I'll be pretty happy. Also this was supposed to be posted this morning so I'm totally late and now it's all STARTING and ooh, isn't it exciting?! (I am so unprepared. But I have snacks!) Sooooo, here's the starting questionnaire:
1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm in LONDON (sort of) which is the first time I've done a readathon in a house that isn't my parents'. This is pretty awesome.
2. What book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Even though I'm halfway through Rosemary's Baby, I'm actually really looking forward to finishing it! Other than that, I'm quite excited to read some of the GIANT King book because I haven't read any Stephen King for a little while now!
3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Something wonderful has happened, and I have a tub of hummus that has to be eaten by Monday. A full tub. I'm pretty excited about it. Also, double stuff oreos.
4. Tell us a little something about yourself
I'm woefully unprepared for this readathon, and a little sleepy. It should be interesting! *sleeps all day*
5. If you participated in the last readathon, what's one thing you'll do different today?
Hmmm... I usually do better in the October rather than April readathons, I think because BED SNUGGLING, but realistically I'll probably be reading less today because of reasons. But, my ADVICE (not that anyone asked for it) is to go easy on the caffeine if you don't want to feel like you might be dying at 5am. That's English time, though... So... Midnight in the US?
I won't be seeing 5am though. Not this time.
That's it! I'm going to reeeeeeead. This is awesome.