Saturday, 9 October 2010

24 Hour Readathon

Well just in the nick of time I have signed up to the Dewey 24 hour readathon.

Since Chris is away for most of today (along with the car) I should have plenty of reading time between entertaining my toddler with visits to the park etc.

Unfortunately I do not have a neat little readathon pile of books because I am reading so many at the moment (how did that happen!) So I'm going to try and finish one I am currently reading.

I am about 200 pages into The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay so my aim is to either finish it or at least get most of it read (there are over 600 pages)

I'll keep updating this post as I go and goo luck to everyone else participating especially those 'mad ones' that are actually staying awake for 24 hours ;)

Beginning of Readathon - percentage of book read 34%

After 4 hours during which my son refused to have his nap (why today of all days eh?)he did however quite happily play in his cot for an hour, but then decided that no he wasn't going to sleep - 51%

After 10 hours during which I had to pop out, bath and put little man to bed and wat Strictly come dancing. I am now going to bed so my total for today is 66% done which I am very happy with. Good night everyone.

Posted by Jess


  1. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! A great project!!

  2. Oh, I'm so happy you decided to join in! And a readathon is a good solution for being alone at home. Or at least, it is to me. Good luck!

  3. Glad you signed up and have fun!!

  4. Oh good luck! We can keep each other company today! :)

  5. Have a great day of reading! Good luck.

  6. good luck and much much fun!

  7. good luck and much much fun!

  8. Happy reading! My decision to participate was also very last minute, and I have no pre-set stack. I'll just be choosing as I go!

  9. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  10. I know it's tough with a little one but good luck!

  11. I so want to read that book!

    One, Two, Three, Four
    Get one done and read some more
    Five, Six, Seven, Eight
    Reading so much, can't see straight
    Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve
    Pick another up off the shelf!
    Happy Reading!

  12. Just keep reading! every little bit counts.

  13. I'm not so good at clever cheers - just keep on reading, and we'll be here (to keep you motivated - yeah!)

    Kavalier and Clay is a terrific book, and an ambitious Readathon choice - good luck, and enjoy!

  14. Kavalier and Clay is one of my favourite books and turned me into a major Chabon fan! I hope you like the book as much as I do!

  15. Oh, i can't wait to hear what you have to say about kavalier and clay. i have it on my tbr pile, but keep putting it off for some reason. hope you get through it and many more =D

  16. Best of luck, found out too late, but will enter in spirit.

  17. How's the reading going? Glad to see you joined in. I'm starting to get sleepy! I'm not sure how much later I'll be able to stay up!

  18. Good luck, and enjoy! I took the SAT today, so I was gone half the day and couldn't participate. :( I can't wait to see what you think of Kavalier and Clay.

  19. North to South
    and East to West
    Readathon Readers
    Are the Best!
    Sea to Sea
    and Coast to Coast,
    Readathon Readers
    have Read the Most!

  20. Great job!!! Enjoy your well deserved rest!

  21. Sounds like you had a hectic read-a-thon, but hope you enjoyed it.

  22. Great job. I hoped you liked he Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, it is one of my all time favorite books.