Today’s the day!
Starting at 8 AM EDT, I’ll be reading all day! While Dewey’s Readathon is technically 24 hours, I’ll cut off by midnight. 16 hours of reading (in a row) is enough for me!
I’ll update this post with my progress every couple of hours. You can see the stack I’m reading from here: http://ignoranthistorian.com/2013/04/readathon-stack/ .
475 pages read
120 minutes audiobook listened
finished: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Reading is going well. I’ve read 60 pages so far, from 3 different books: The Transforming Power of the Gospel by Jerry Bridges, Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, and All too Human by George Stephanopoulos. Since I’m reading only 20 pages in any book at one time, I may never finish a book today. That’s okay…I’m reading what I like!
I’ve completed my first “circuit,” reading 30 pages each in Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Also read another 20 pages in Transforming Power of the Gospel.
I got sleepy, so I ended up taking a 15-minute nap. I’m more awake now and ready to hit the books again.
Losing a little steam. Only read 40 pages since my last update, from Blink and All Too Human. About to dive back in to the reading.
Picked up the pace since my last update. Helps that I only read fiction. I read 90 pages, from Les Miserables and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. At this point, I think I’ll switch to focusing on one book, and read Harold Fry until it’s finished. I’m about 1/3 of the way through at the moment.
I did go outside for about an hour which was nice. Sat on my balcony for the first time. I came back in, though, as sitting in the sun on the balcony got uncomfortable after a while.
Continuing in The Unlikely Pilgrimage Harold Fry, reading 90 pages. Hope to complete it before I update again. It likely will be the only book that I finish this Readathon, but I’m okay with that. If you add up all the pages I’ve read today, I would have already finished any normal-length book.
I finished a book! Kept reading until I finished Harold Fry. It was good, and I’m glad my SIL recommended it.
I may turn back to the Stephanopoulus memoir, or another fiction book. Or maybe a little bit of both. I still have a few more hours in me!
That’s it. I’m ready for bed. What can I say, going to work at 7 AM has ruined the night owl in me! Totals are as above. I’m happy with my day and looking forward to another relaxing day tomorrow…at the beach!