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Progress since last post:

  • Currently reading: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Books finished: 3 (After the Armistice Ball, Anthropology, Nightmares & Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time)
  • Pages read: 0
  • Running total of pages read: 660
  • Amount of time spent reading: 0 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 1
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 23 (though not always leaving comments – shame on me)

So since my last post I have cooked and eaten a late dinner, watched this week’s episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the one with the Zillo Beast aka King Kong in Space) and most importantly the second of Matt Smith’s appearances as Dr Who (still loving it, BTW).

Now back to the reading thing.

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Progress since last post:

  • Currently reading: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Books finished: 3 (After the Armistice Ball, Anthropology, Nightmares & Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time)
  • Pages read: 81
  • Running total of pages read: 660
  • Amount of time spent reading: 55 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 1
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 20

The Book God has reappeared after a nap and plans for dinner and Dr Who mean I probably won’t post again until 11pm or thereabouts.

Which covers 6 til 8pm. Sun no longer around, eyes beginning to feel tired so took a little reading break.

But, progress since last post:

  • Currently reading: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Books finished: 3 (After the Armistice Ball, Anthropology, Nightmares & Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time)
  • Pages read: 277
  • Running total of pages read: 579
  • Amount of time spent reading: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 1
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 15

Progress so far:

  • Currently reading: Anthropology by Dan Rhodes
  • Books finished: 1 (After the Armistice Ball)
  • Pages read: 80
  • Running total of pages read: 302
  • Amount of time spent reading: 55 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 1
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 10

Hurrah. Finished my first book and feeling very, very pleased with myself.

It is 5pm in London. Sun still shining, but beginning to get a little chill so thinking of closing the window next to my reading chair.

Progress so far:

  • Currently reading: After the Armistice Ball by Catriona McPherson
  • Books finished: 0
  • Pages read: 43
  • Running total of pages read: 222
  • Amount of time spent reading: 35 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 1
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 10

Progress so far:

  • Currently reading: After the Armistice Ball by Catriona McPherson
  • Books finished: 0
  • Pages read: 59
  • Running total of pages read: 179
  • Amount of time spent reading: 40 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 2 hours
  • Mini-challenges completed: 0
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 10

Sun still shining, still enjoying the book I’m reading.

Progress so far:

  • Currently reading: After the Armistice Ball by Catriona McPherson
  • Books finished: 0
  • Pages read: 50
  • Running total of pages read: 120
  • Amount of time spent reading: 35 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 0
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 6

Still enjoying the first of the Dandy Gilver detective novels. Snacking far too much though, must slow down or else….

First of all, the stats:

  • Currently reading: After the Armistice Ball by Catriona McPherson
  • Books finished: 0
  • Pages read: 70
  • Running total of pages read: 70
  • Amount of time spent reading: 45 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 45 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 0
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 1

 Hour 1 meme:

Three facts about me: I’m Scottish but live in London, I support St Mirren, I have two younger brothers

I have a pile of around 11 books for the challenge

I don’t have any real goals except to raise some money for charity and have an excuse to ignore my chores and sit reading for as long as I can

This is my first read-a-thon

So far so good; I’m really enjoying the first of my books, a new author to me and I can see myself reading the rest of the series. I’ll probably do less reading in hour 2 as, in addition to writing this post, I helped the Book God unpack the shopping I sent him out to do and he insisted on having a conversation (!). But he did bring me treats….

OK, so the read-a-thon starts in under 10 minutes. I have a pile of books next to my reading chair, the sun is shining, the windows are open and I need to go and find myself some snacks to start me off.

I’m not going to list my books cos they’re only a guide at the moment and I reserve the right to change my mind.

Plan is to do the full 24 hours with only one scheduled break to watch tonight’s episode of Dr Who (c’mon, did you really think I could wait until tomorrow?). If I complete the full 24 hours I donate £100 to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust; if I do 12 hours they get £50. The Book God is sponsoring me at £1 an hour, other friends have pledged support and a colleague has already given me a tenner so they will get something decent even if I wimp out at an early stage.

I plan to blog hourly with progress, but we’ll see how that goes.

Good luck to everyone taking part.

Bride of the Book God

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Scottish, in my fifties, love books but not always able to find the time to read them as much as I would like. I’m based in London and happily married to the Book God.

I also blog at Bride of the Screen God (all about movies and TV) and The Dowager Bride, if you are interested in ramblings about stuff of little consequence

If you would like to get in touch you can contact me at brideofthebookgod (at) btinternet (dot) com.

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