Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hours 15-20

Had another break for dinner, longer than anticipated due to a miscommunication. C'est la vie. 

But I missed the Dose of Darcy break, which is too bad considering I drink my tea out of a Mrs. Darcy mug. 

Moving on...

Here's my partner in reading for the day. She likes to rub against books but she's not much for the page count. But then neither am I this time round!

Hours 11-14

Back on the couch happily with a good book. 

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
2. How many books have you read so far? This is my second. 
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? looking forward to finishing A Good Turn
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Very long hiatus to play field hockey and have lunch. I would have preferred to do the readathon all the way through, but I decided I would've rather do some than nothing!
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? That I'm still awake. And that I played a kick-ass game despite getting up 3 hours earlier than normal :)

Hours 6-10

There won't be much reading in this block as I have a hockey game. Biggest game of the season so far, sadly on the crappy cancer causing field turf that the soccer mafia has imposed upon us.

Tie game, which was a reasonable result. But no reading until after late lunch. I might be rude and surrepticiously read on my iPhone. 

Readathon Hours 1-5

Managed a few hours sleep before the alarm went off.   I left my first book on the bedside table so I'm still enjoying my lie-in. 
Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  Vancouver, BC
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? The beer after my field hockey game, even though I'll lose a few hours of reading. 4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I love to read, play sports and play the trumpet. 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 missed a couple of readathons so I'm just looking forward to enjoying some books with a purpose. I'll be less focused on page count this time as I know I won't be able to read more than 12-15 hours. 
Hour 2:
I'm definitely #teamCSLewis. About to make my first cup!

Hour 3:
A little over 2/3s through A woman's guide to 50 shades of Canadian men. I hope to finish by the end of the hour. 
Weirdest Reading Position. I'm not very inventive in my reading positions these days (lying on the couch, in bed, or walking down the street), but when I was in grade 4 I used to wedge myself onto a shelf in the library of my primary school. 
Hour 4: 
I've started Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon, so my quote for the mini-challenge is from that:
“It was only later, as a voice on the PA was chasing stragglers from the hall and the lights went out over the signing area, that Mr. Nostalgia noticed that Luther Stallings had walked off with his gold pen.” 
That was my last book started in a previous readathon, so I'm going early this time in the hopes that I'll be conscious while reading...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon October 2014

I didn't think I would be able to participate this year, but I decided at the last minute to at least do a few hours of reading tomorrow.

I have a few commitments during the day, but I'm hoping to at least manage 12 hours of good reading. It's actually my birthday on the 18th and I would love nothing more than to read to my heart's content :)

So off to bed to get at least six hours sleep and up at 5am to get 5-6 hours in before I have to play field hockey.