The 24 Hour Read-A-Thon!
October 11, 2013 34 Comments
It’s almost time to start the 24 Hour Read-a-thon! Over 400 book bloggers and other book lovers all over the world will be reading as much as they can within 24 hours. Some will read 6 hours, some will try and read the full 24 hours.
Everyone starts at the same time, 12 GMT, which is 2pm for me here in the Netherlands. I don’t have 24 hours the time for reading, but will do my beset to finish one or two books.
Here’s where I will update my progress.
Hour 2 or so: I won a book already! Wow. I hardly read a thing. I chose SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR LIFE by Bear Grylls. That should be all I ever need to read, right?
Hour 18: Woke up after a good night’s sleep (I needed that). I read 200 pages in 10 hours yesterday – well, I did lots of other things in between or at the same time. 🙂
Still reading The Circle, enjoying it a lot!
Hour 24: I finished The Circle. I really pushed to get it read. It’s 491 pages, so nothing to sniff about. 🙂
Start of event meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I’m reading from the Netherlands – it’s in between England and Germany. Very small and cozy.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I only have two books in my stack and am now reading The Circle by Dave Eggers. A book that looks really very good (and it’s beautiful, too!).
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I got some cashew nuts and some hummous (and toasts to put it on). That’ll keep me happy.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I went to the hairdressers the other week and my hair is a lot shorter now. It looks so much better. Let’s all take 4 inches off! 🙂
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I’m a readathon junkie but unfortunately don’t have as much time as I used to so I will take my sleep and do some other (mainly book-related) things this weekend.
End of event meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
The last few, as I really, really wanted to finish my book. I did sleep in between, so it’s not like I was suffering from lack of sleep too much.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I only read one tome, and I don’t advise it. Read something short. See if you can get yourself engrossed in a series and read them all during the readathon.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nothing really, it’s going really well.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
There was a lot of twittering going on, which was really nice. There was always someone around to chat to or to read their blogpost.
5. How many books did you read?
I read one book.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Circle by Dave Eggers
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
8. Which did you enjoy least?
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
If I had more time, I’d love to be a cheerleader again. As it is, I’m glad I found some time to actually read.
These are the books I’m planning to read:
The Circle by Dave Eggers. I’m really looking forward to this book! FINISHED
Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra. A book abut a bad youth. It sounds good. NOT EVEN STARTED
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Are you participating? What will you be reading?
Please leave a link to your starting post so I can easily find you.