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dewey-300x300Well that was great fun and although I didn’t manage to stay awake for the whole 24 hours I did make it to 21 which I don’t think is at all bad considering Readathon ran from lunchtime to lunchtime here in the UK.

But of course  The Stats:

  • Last book read: The Child’s Child
  • Books finished: 8
  • Pages read since last update: 561
  • Total pages read: 1621
  • Amount of time spent reading since last update: 2 hour 37 minutes
  • Total time spent reading: 13 hours 10 minutes


The Suicide Club was great fun and turned out to be the third book on my stack which had originally been published in French, not intentional but a nice coincidence. My last book was the very enjoyable The Child’s Child by Barbara Vine, which means I started and ended the Readathon with two of my favourites of the whole exercise, nicely symmetrical.


I was reading to raise funds on behalf of Diabetes UK and had pledged £10 per book, so adding the £80 of my own to donations already received gives me the handsome total of £444, well above my target of £350 so I’m very grateful to everyone who donated. It means a great deal.

dewey-300x300First of all, The Stats:

  • Currently reading: The Suicide Shop
  • Books finished: 6
  • Pages read since last update: 220
  • Running total of pages read: 1060
  • Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour 34 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 10 hours 33 minutes


Finished The Dead Men Stood Together, a re-telling of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner which was really excellent, then age got to me and I started dozing off, so took myself to bed for a nap at 5am but I am now back and ready to keep going until the end!

dewey-300x300First of all, The Stats:

  • Currently reading: The Dead Men Stood Together
  • Books finished: 5
  • Pages read since last update: 248
  • Running total of pages read: 840
  • Amount of time spent reading since last update: 3 hours 1 minute
  • Running total of time spent reading: 8 hours 59 minutes


Break over and started reading afresh. Since my last update I’ve finished another complete novel, The House of Dead Maids “a chilling prelude to Wuthering Heights” which was really creepy and enjoyable (I like to keep the darker stuff for the middle of the night) and am halfway through book number 6, which is also creepy. Still holding up!

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