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So, final outcome:

  • Currently reading: When Last I Died by Gladys Mitchell
  • Books finished: 4 (After the Armistice Ball, Anthropology, Nightmares & Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie)
  • Pages read: 59
  • Running total of pages read: 1025
  • Amount of time spent reading: 50 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 10 hours 15 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 2
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 23 (though not always leaving comments – shame on me)

Final meme for the read-a-thon:

  1. Which hour was the most daunting? 1am when I realised I’d made it half way but was starting to acknowledge how tired I was
  2. A few high-interest books for others? Don’t think I’ve read enough to make that recommendation, but found crime fiction was both light to read and interesting enough to keep me going
  3. Suggestions for next time? Not really, I thought it was very well-organised and have nothing but admiration for the hosts
  4. What went well? Cheerleaders were very important, I enjoyed reading their comments on my posts
  5. How many books read? 4.75
  6. Names of the books? See above
  7. I enjoyed the first one the most, though pleased that I liked all of my chosen reads
  8. I suppose I enjoyed Nightmares & Fairy Tales the least (though I still enjoyed it); a bit grim for this type of event
  9. I wasn’t a cheerleader
  10. I will definitely take part in future events, probably still as a reader

And that’s me, thrilled at having read over 1000 pages, and off to have some lunch and enjoy the London spring sunshine.

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On the home stretch now, less than an hour to go!

  • Currently reading: When Last I Died by Gladys Mitchell
  • Books finished: 4 (After the Armistice Ball, Anthropology, Nightmares & Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie)
  • Pages read: 95
  • Running total of pages read: 966
  • Amount of time spent reading: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 9 hours 25 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 1
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 23 (though not always leaving comments – shame on me)

Not sure I’ll finish my las book before the end of the challenge, but going to do my best!

So, here I am, back again after sleeping way longer than I meant to but (as my old mum used to say ) I must have needed it. Planning to read for the remainder of the ‘thon, just under 2 and a half hours – great way to spend a Sunday morning.

As a reminder, progress since last post:

  • Currently reading: When Last I Died by Gladys Mitchell
  • Books finished: 4 (After the Armistice Ball, Anthropology, Nightmares & Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie)
  • Pages read: 0
  • Running total of pages read: 871
  • Amount of time spent reading: 0 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 8 hours
  • Mini-challenges completed: 1
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 23 (though not always leaving comments – shame on me)

See you all later, and here’s hoping I can finish another book!

Progress since last post:

  • Currently reading: Not started anything new
  • Books finished: 4 (After the Armistice Ball, Anthropology, Nightmares & Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie)
  • Pages read: 97
  • Running total of pages read: 871
  • Amount of time spent reading: 55 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 8 hours
  • Mini-challenges completed: 1
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 23 (though not always leaving comments – shame on me)

I am going to call it a night; it’s 2.15 am and I am cross-eyed with tiredness, having been awake now for 18 hours and 45 minutes, and I have to acknowledge that I no longer have the stamina I used to…..

So off to bed and hope to rejoin the challenge once I’ve had some sleep.

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: 114
  • Running total of pages read: 774
  • Amount of time spent reading: 85 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 7 hours 5 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 1
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 23 (though not always leaving comments – shame on me)

Am now seriously beginning to flag but pleased that I’ve reached my first goal, which was to keep going for 12 hours, so that’s £50 at least for my nominated charity. I think I can keep going until 3am or I finish my current book (whichever comes first) but then may have to succumb to sleep, given that I’ve been up and awake for nearly 18 hours. But let’s see, shall we?

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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.

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