First Anniversary readathon! June 25th-2nd July(LAST DAY!)
QUESTION-What is the readathon?
The aim is to read for 24 hours spread out over these 7 full days and nights. Don't worry if you can't manage the full 24 as it is not as easy as it sounds. 24 hours is just a target to make things interesting-just read as much as you can. Pick your own books to read, read as much or as little each day as you want as you try to reach your goal. Joining is simple, just post below and say hello! Remember to take note of when we start.
QUESTION-What am I allowed to read!
Normal books, plays, screenplays, poetry, graphic novels, manga, marvel/Dc comics, university/college textbooks, books set by schools, audio books, ebooks. Anything really except newspapers and magazines.
QUESTION-What happens before we start?
After posting here, if you want to you can post your reading goals, set your own reading target and tell us the books you intend to read for the upcoming event.
QUESTION-What happens in the readathon?
You take note of the amount of time you read and then post here to tell us how you are getting on. You can do a session by session update or a daily total, whatever you prefer to do. You can tell us what you are reading and what you think of it if you want to. We're nosey and like to hear from you! Some people use clocks or timers or paper to keep track of reading time as it is easy to forget!
QUESTION-When do we start and finish?
We start this month as Thursday 24th June at 2359pm turns to midnight Friday morning on the 25th in your timezone. We read 7 full days and nights and stop as Thursday 1st July turns to Friday 2nd July in your timezone. So our reading days are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Reading on the 2nd Friday does not count towards your total as this would be day 8!
Remember not to get stressed about your reading-this is a fun challenge! We all read at different speeds and have different time constraints and work/family committments so don't worry if you see people way ahead of you! read what you can and enjoy!
First book up-- Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
ETA- Oops! I posted my hours from Day-2, not Day-3. I'm still counting time for Day-3 as of 7:40 pm.
Reaching to Heaven, James van Praagh
Sweetness in the Belly, Camilla Gibb
Ongoing: The writing of George Elliot
Dumped after 100 pages: The Russian Columbine
Set aside as 10 pages: Summer People
About to start: Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
Saturday I read 4 hours.
Sunday I read 4 hours. It's hard to read when sons and darling hubby make demands on my time on the weekend!
Monday 6 hours so far, will probably read another two hours this evening.
I did finish Half Broke Horses and have just about finished Finger Lickin' Fifteen.
My total time so far is 22 hours. I like summer vacation, I'm able to actually reach my 24 hour goal when I don't have work to do!
eta-- finished Finger Lickin' Fifteen, read all of The Worst Noel and started Under the Feet of Jesus. The last one may soak up more time, as I have to translate some of the Spanish in the book in my trusty dictionary.
I'm full of stuff to do all 4 days & at the end of each day I'm soooo exhausted that I can barely see my bed :-(((
Plus, I'm translating a company's contract of 32 pages from Greek to English and my deadline is in 2 days= a real pain in the @ss...
Thumbs up for all of you & lots of greetings from cool and lightly cloudy Athens ;-)
The book I'm reading for all 4 days: "How to save your own life" by Erica Jong (Translated in Greek)
I have 7 hours from elliptical trainer (1 hour/day) and 6 hours from before bed (1 hour /day so far). I managed 2 extra hours on Fri last week and 3 on Sat and Sun.
I wasn't sure I would make it - I always hope I will be able double my time.
It is called "Før du sovner" (translated from norwegian to greek), by Linn Ullmann.
I'm almost finishing it.
EDIT: Thank God, I managed to read almost 9 hours in total.
And this *** translation gave me good money (I'm more relaxed - such a relief !!!)
I finished Gardens this morning and started reading Murdering Mr. Monti by Judith Viorst.
So I 38 hours and 30 minutes and 5 books completed for this readathon! Woo Hoo!
My total time was so high because it's summer break and aside from housework (yeah-- let me put aside Stephanie Plum to clean all the floors and windows-- NOT!) I don't have much to take me away from reading. When school starts back up at the end of August I'll be back to my much lower total reading times!
My only current distraction to reading is bookcrossing, Facebook and checking my email.