Still getting used to this whole instagram malarky. I must admit I like the effect and I could get addicted to it if it didn't kill my phone battery. We'll see how long it takes before I get bored.
The photo is actually relevant (sort of). This candle was bought especially for the readathon. It's my favourite and when I went to get a new one yesterday it was half price. Otherwise I would not have bought the larger one. I know a wee advert for Yankee candle here but I LOVE them. This one you only need lit for five minutes before your room smells like a packet of sweeties. Great if you like fruity smells. The wee lego man routed me on.
Well, the readathon is over and I have had a four hour nap. Have to admit that I did read for another hour after. Ellie warned me about Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. She wanted to stay up all night reading it and I wanted to keep going. I should have read that one rather than the Doris Lessing.
Anyways, I had loads of fun doing the readathon. My last post says my achievements so not going to go into it again. But I will say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored me. I raised £115 for Crohns and Colitis UK. Not bad considering I was doing it for a bit of fun. It did add to the pressure though of staying awake. I would have had a nap otherwise.
I'm not going to be reviewing The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing. I think that's the first book I won't have reviewed here since I became addicted to book blogging. I don't think it would be fair to the book. I didn't really enjoy it but I think it had more to do with the fact that it was the wrong book to choose for this. I did have my doubts when I added it to the pile but I wanted something just a tiny bit heavier in there. Lesson learned. I also read it during the hardest hours so I don't think I was being fair to it. Truth is I think under normal circumstances I would have enjoyed it and probably should have started Me Before You in its place.
I will be doing this again but not sure if I will add the pressure of raising money. If I can I might get more people involved and we could do it as a group, less pressure that way. It may not be an issue though. With course work I may have to limit myself to 12 hours which is fine. I also think that next time I want to take part in more of the mini challenges. I was set on the reading side I think I missed out there.
Hope everyone who took part had lots of fun. I am off to read believe it or not.
Way to go on raising money for a charity! The Doctor book you read looks really interesting. Glad you enjoyed the read-a-thon. I can't wait for the next one!ReplyDelete
Thank you. It's very good. He tends to write articles on health issues but about 5 years ago he started publishing books about becoming a doctor. The first one was about his first year being set loose on the wards and it was hilarious. Always has a serious not too mind you. Should definitely give it a try.Delete
Fingers crossed I can take part in the next one. All depends on my course.
Wow, that's a fantastic total, well done! I love Yankee Candles too and have a whole collection (I had Sparkling Lemon lit through the readathon!). I haven't tried Vanilla Lime yet though, I'll keep an eye out for it.ReplyDelete
I haven't tried sparkling lemon but I love lemon smells. Their country lemon is good. I also like the Black Cherry.Delete
I love yankee candles too! Sounds like you had a fab read a thon. Nice work!ReplyDelete
They smell so good don't they? Thank you! It was great fun.Delete
Congratulations! Firstly for staying awake so long and secondly for raising quite a pretty sum!ReplyDelete
I wish I could have taken part in the Readathon, but I had too many tests to prepare and essays to write. Anyway, I always have a candle burning beside me when I'm reading, though most of the time not a scented one but whichever we have at home. I like to think of it as a companion :)
Thank you. It was a lot of fun. I had a big gap between essays otherwise I would have been the same as you. I couldn't take part in the last one because it was in the middle of term and I had too much work to do.Delete
Love candles. They are just so atmospheric and relaxing. If you haven't tried the Yankee Candles. You can get little ones. I usually try those before I venture to the bigger. Should see me walking round the shop sniffing them. ;)