Saturday, 13 October 2012
Read-A-Thon Update Post
Like April I am going to update by editing the same post. Unlike April I'm not going to interrupt those posts with reviews. Will leave those until next week. I'm also starting two hours early. Mainly because I am bored just now and can't think of anything to do. Also it means tomorrow I can have a power nap and get back to studying.
Hour4: I know it's going on to hour 2 for everyone else. I am about halfway through A Patchwork Planet. Very much enjoying it. I am actually going to take some time out to go snack shopping. That should bring me up to almost the same time as everyone else. Should have done that instead of starting earlier but I forgot all about snacks. When I come back I'll do the introductory questionnaire.
1. I am reading in Glasgow, Scotland. It's cold and wet today so quite glad I will be spending it reading.
2. The book I am most looking forward to is the one I am reading just now. Although I am also looking forward to the Skulduggery book I have lined up.
3. Snack I am most looking forward to - a cheeky wee glass of wine! Does that count as a snack? If not then humus and pitta bread.
4. Hmm, I don't think there is anything about me that I haven't mentioned here before. I'm a student nurse taking a weekend out of studying to read (should really be studying for my exams).
5. I think this year if I need to have a nap I will. Last year I felt to guilty to do it because I was fundraising. I still am but I don't think I can go through those last few painful hours again (and follow it up with some studying). I'm basically just looking forward to some non-pahtophysiology related reading.
This is my readathon mascot. Wee Sis made this for me ages ago and suggested that I sit him by me for luck, so that's what I've done!
Hour 8: Just about to enter hour 8 and I have only read a further 86 pages which means I am sitting at 374. I did have hour 7 interrupted with dinner which was my mums home made chili. So tasty! I now have my Garden Sweet Pea yankee candle lit (a gift from my sister). I am now dressed in my jammies and I think I will have that cheeky glass of wine.
Hour 10: Picked up the pace a bit and I'm almost halfway through book two. Sitting at page 210 which means I've read 498 pages so far. Time for some tea I think.
Hour 12: At page 390 and not far from finishing. Had umpteen cups of tea but still feeling tired. So have moved onto the diet coke. I am thinking that as soon as I start book 3 I will start a new update post.
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Good luck Karen! I'm not actually taking part (I'm at work every weekend, so I miss every one!) but I'm compensating by stalking everyone else and cheering them on! *waves pompoms cheerfully* Maybe I'll try and do a little extra reading today anyway, just to keep in the spirit of things. It's hard to resist on a Dewey day! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Ellie, to be honest I probably wouldn't have done it this time if I hadn't gotten my dates mixed up. Have an exam next week which I thought was the following week :/. Had already started collecting sponsorship by the time I realised.Delete
That's good of you to cheer everyone on whilst you are working. Maybe next time you can take some time off and join in. Hope you fit your reading in tonight.
Hope you enjoyed the Tyler, I'm sticking to lighter, shorter works today too. :)ReplyDelete
It's a good idea. One of mine is fairly chunky but it's easy to read. Makes up for it a little.Delete
Oohh I love Anne Tyler! Have a blast today with the readathon :) Rah, rah, ree! Kick 'em in the knee ... and keep reading! Go Team Smarties!!ReplyDelete
Awww, thank you. That put a smile on my face :D xDelete
It's cold and wet here in Utah, too (I'd rather be in Scotland!) Glad you are enjoying your book. I love the cover - looks like it would make a great painting.ReplyDelete
Stephen Fry said that Utah is one of the most beautiful States of the US. Have wanted to see it since. Scotland is nice but Glasgow is a bit dreary in the rain. The book was good. xDelete
Woot woot! One book complete! Go Team Smarties!! “So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.” (Roald Dahl)ReplyDelete
Lol, thanks. Love Roald Dahl!Delete
I've had Ann Tyle's Ladder of Years on the TBR for ages - this post has reminded me to look it out. I've not tried her books before but have heard many good things. Enjoy your day (and night!)ReplyDelete
I encourage you to look it out. This is only my second one and they just make nice reads.Delete