24 hour Read-a-thon!

And we’re off…..

12.00 GMT

So here it is: the beginning of the 24 hour read-a-thon! When I told Mr Whisperer that I would be reading for 24 hours this weekend he looked at me, rolled his eyes and said “so what’s different from every other weekend then?” Fair point, but this time I will be joined by 300 other bookaholics from around the globe.

If you want to check out what’s going on (or even join in – it’s not too late!) then pop over here and join in the fun.

So, it all starts now and I am fully prepared for the next few hours at least:

Coffee – check

Biscuits – check

Pile of books – check

(I won’t be reading all those, you understand, butย a girl gotta have choices so here I have thin books, fat books, crime, chicklit, translated fiction, you name it).

I won’t be posting seperate posts during this as I don’t want to clog up people’s inbox so this will be like a diary where I will check in every now and then, so make sure you pop back to cheer me on ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re doing this too – HAVE FUN!!!!


ย  2.32pm

I’ve finished my first book. OK, I was already reading it so I’ve actually just finished it off. The last in the Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen – I am left utterly bereft now as I have to abandon their world until the new books comes out in July. Oh well, I have a couple of her stand-alones in my possible pile just incase I suffer from withdrawal symptoms.

I’m heaading out into the spring sunshine now with book #2 (which I have yet to pick). It’s such a rare beautiful day here in the UK and I am all suntan lotioned up, new cup of coffee in hand, flip-flops on…….off I go.


How are you all getting on? ๐Ÿ™‚


ย  9.50pm

I’ve finished my second book now. It wasn’t a long one, but I did manage to sneak out and do a supermarket shop andย also have a meal with Mr Whisperer so I’ve had aย few gaps in my reading shedule.

The book I have just finished is Beside the Sea by Vรฉronique Olmi.

I haven’t decided what I will read next yet so I am going to put the kettle on while I choose and then I am heading upstairs with my new book for a long soak in the bath before getting into my PJ’s and coming back down to prepare myself for a night of reading on the couch. Not sure how long I will last before dozing off but we’ll see…..

How is everyone else doing? ๐Ÿ™‚

ย  1.27am

I’m starting to flag so I am taking a little break for coffee, food and a nosey round other blogs to see how others are getting on (it’s either that or fall asleep on the sofa!)

I am halfway through my third book now – The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey – which I am thoroughly enjoying (and so is my cat who has been snuggled up in the crook of my armpit while I hold the book up).

Think I’ll keep reading for as long as I can keep my eyes open ๐Ÿ™‚


ย  1.46am

So I’ve visited some other blogs and done a bit of cheering on and now on to the mid readathon mid challenge survey:

ย 1. What are you reading right now? The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
2. How many books have you read so far? This is my third
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Ooh, probably a crime fiction one (something fast paced that will keep me awake!)
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Nope – had this in my diary for months.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, I had to go to the supermarket but to be honest it was sort of a welcome break.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? That I’m still up reading at nearly 2am!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Love it as it is!
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Make sure I have more chocolate in the house!
9. Are you getting tired yet? YES!
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? No, but it’s nice to be visited and cheered along ๐Ÿ™‚


ย  10.38am

I fell asleep! Not sure exactly what time but at a guess sometime around 4am. Oh well, I’m back now and have enough energy to keep going for the last hour and I should finish book #3 too.

How is everyone else doing? Are you still around? ๐Ÿ™‚


ย  1.28pm

It’s finished and so am I! I finished my third book, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey (lovely gentle book – perfect for the end of a readathon).


Hope you all had a great readathon!ย ๐Ÿ™‚



40 thoughts on “24 hour Read-a-thon!

  1. Give me an R
    Give me an E
    Give me an A
    Give me a D

    What does it spell? READ!!

    Enjoy the day–looks like a lovely place to spend some reading time! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. There are a few Tess Gerritsen in your pile, but it’s good to see that you have some other books too, in case it gets too much.

    My second book for the read-a-thon is Precious Blood by Jonathan Hayes, a thriller, which is fun so far.

    Keep reading! Have fun!


  3. It’s awesome that you finished 2 books (at least!) I hope you’re enjoying The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating!

    Murder Mysteries are great for the really late hours of the readathon!

    Happy Reading!


  4. So close to the finish now. I think a lot of people are popping back in for that final hour! Go you and so glad you had nice weather too (spent most of yesterday outside with my book)


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