Thankfully Reading Weekend 2012: Starting Post
November 22, 2012 21 Comments
Today, Thursday, is the start of the Thankfully Reading Weekend that lasts until Sunday night. A good excuse to spend a lot of time reading over the Thanksgiving weekend (in USA, or just any old weekend here in the Netherlands 🙂 ).
It’s not easy to choose from all the great books on my shelves but in the end I chose these (and started some already before the read-a-thon):
- Heft by Liz Moore – FINISHED I had read 82 pages already, so for this read-a-thon I’ll start counting at page 83!
- Nacht in Parijs (Night in Paris) by Michael Berg – FINISHED I had read 35 pages already so I’ll start counting at 36. This is an ebook.
- The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue. READING NOW I’ll be reading this in Dutch, for review.
- Eerst een huis (First a House) by Cathelijn Schilder.
As always, this looks like too many books, but it’s something to aim for. I’d hope to finish the first three books and make a dent in the fourth. I’ll update as I go along and let you know on Sunday night how I did!
First update: Friday morning- Yesterday I read to page 110 in Heft, i.e., 27 pages. I read to page 156 in Nacht in Parijs, i.e., 120 pages. Total Thursday: 147 pages. Today, Friday, is a normal day and I have several other things on my to-do list. Hopefully the afternoon/evening will be spent with some extra reading.
Second update: Saturday morning- Yesteday I did read a bit more than usual, but as it was a normal Friday for me, I didn’t read all that much: I almost finished Heft, I read to page 312, whish is 202 pages. I read to page 198 in Nacht in Parijs, which is 42 pages. So, Friday I read a total of 244 pages which makes a grand total so far of 391 pages.
Today, Saturday, I have more time to read (although the Saturday newspaper is winking at me, too) so I should be able to finish both books and start in the third. Happy reading everyone!
Sunday morning update: Finally I finished the first 2 books! On Saturday, I finished Heft, 352 page total, is 40 pages read. Nacht in Parijs has a total of 337 pages, so I read 139 pages. Total- 377 pages. Start with Sealed Letter, and read 19 pages (to page 30). Total for Saturday: 396 pages, grand total for the long weekend: 787 pages.
Today it’s windy and gray, and we have no plans. Except for a walk, I think I’ll just read
a bit a lot.
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