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dewey-300x300First of all, The Stats:

  • Currently reading: in between books
  • Books finished: 4
  • Pages read since last update: 210
  • Running total of pages read: 592
  • Amount of time spent reading since last update: 2 hour 7 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 5 hours 58 minutes


Read two whole books since my last update, Levels of Life by Julian Barnes which is a memoir about his grief at the loss of his wife which is very moving; and The Library of Unrequited Love, a very short first person narrative and the second book I’ve read today which has been translated from a French original.

The Book God has intimated strongly that it’s time for dinner so I shall be taking a longish break from reading but really pleased with progress so far!

dewey-300x300First of all, The Stats:

  • Currently reading: just about to start Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
  • Books finished: 2
  • Pages read since last update: 167
  • Running total of pages read: 382
  • Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour 33 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 3 hours 51 minutes


Finished my second book, The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart, a dark fairy-tale which is also a contribution to Once Upon a Time VIII. Beginning to recognise the importance of proper breaks not only to catch up with other Readathon-ers and give my eyes a rest but also to breath between books!

dewey-300x300First of all, The Stats:

  • Currently reading: just about to start The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart
  • Books finished: 1
  • Pages read: 215
  • Running total of pages read: 215
  • Amount of time spent reading: 2 hours 18 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 2 hours 18 minutes


All going very well despite a necessary interruption for lunch. Have read one complete book, The Red House Mystery by AA Milne, a wonderful detective novel first published in 1922 and sadly the only one he ever wrote. Huge fun.

dewey-300x300What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I am reading from (currently) sunny but windy SW London, flitting about from comfy chair to comfy chair, starting at 1pm and reading (hopefully) all the way through to lunchtime on Sunday

Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Not sure I have one particular book I’m looking forward to, they all look fantastic otherwise I wouldn’t have chosen them 🙂

Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Ah, snacks may be a problem. I’m reading for charity, Diabetes UK to be exact, because I was diagnosed last autumn with Type 2 and I have to be careful about eating between meals. But if I’m very good I may allow myself a (tiny) piece of chocolate

Tell us a little something about yourself!

My name is Christine, I am 52, Scottish-born and bred but living in London for over 25 years, I’m a civil servant and I’ve been blogging since January 2007. I’m an erratic blogger because I work full-time in what’s often a pressured job so I take a relaxed view and only post when I’ve got something to talk about. I read almost every type of book, but not much love for chick lit and very little poetry; other than that I’m willing to give most things a go (though I do have a major soft spot for sci-fi/fantasy/horror)

If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

This is my first read-a-thon since April 2012. I don’t think I’ll be doing too much that’s different except I will be using social media especially Twitter a lot more than previously. I hope to do some visiting of other blogs but as I’m trying to raise money I feel I should probably concentrate on the reading thing!

dewey-300x300So it’s finally arrived, the booklist has been chosen and gathered together so I don’t have to go looking for stuff. I haven’t decided the order in which I’m going to read things, will choose the next book from the stack on a whim. I have already met my charity target so feeling very good about that, and I’m really looking forward to the afternoon (& night & next morning). I’ll be posting every 3 hours or so but tweeting a lot more, so apologies in advance to everyone following me on social media, but it’s a community thing so that’s sort of the point. Just over three hours to go, excited!

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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