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A Semi/Kind Of Readathon

24 Hour Read-A-Thon logo

The last time I signed up for Readathon I failed miserably, but there’s still a part of me that really wants to give it a go this year, despite the fact that once again I’ve little time.

I thought that would be rather impossible until I found out that Ronnica of Ignorant Historian plans to start early. This, I could do. And knowing that there are people out there doing the same makes it more… credible, real? Whatever, I’ve signed up and I’m starting now. I doubt I’ll be able to post any more than this once, but my plan is the following: I will be continuing the early twentieth century novel I’m reading, and starting Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. Just don’t tell my boyfriend because I’ll likely be coaxing him to go to sleep while I slip in the reading.

Game on.

Update, 3th hour: almost to the end of the book I hoped to finish.

Update, 21st hour: if I’m able to finish this book before the end, I will be happy, and will feel that this readathon has been successful despite the lack of time I’ve been able to spend.


Alex in Leeds

April 20, 2012, 4:54 pm

Hahaha, I like the idea of coaxing him to sleep so he doesn’t interrupt the book. :)

I’m starting at 00:01 on Saturday just because it writes off the whole weekend for me if I start at 13:00 which is the official UK start time. I just got an allotment and we have *so much* digging to do I’m hoping I can do a little on Sunday afternoon once I’ve recovered…

Have a great day. :)

Charlie: Hi Alex, yeah, the UK time is a bit interesting, last time I took part fully I started early on Saturday instead, like you. An allotment, that’s awesome, best way to get food and it tastes so good grown at home!

Preet @ A Written Rhapsody

April 21, 2012, 6:28 pm

I did a little of the same because I knew I wasn’t getting up at 5 a.m., haha. Glad you’re participating either way!

2, 4, 6, 8; there’s more plot on page 68!

(That is my cheer, forgive me,) Go you!

Charlie: Hi Preet, yeah, there’s a lot of decisions on start times happening. I like that cheer, and I’d say in a lot of cases it’s true!


April 21, 2012, 8:08 pm

Yay! Glad you’re getting to participate and that you’ve almost finished your book. Happy reading!

Charlie: Thanks, Elizabeth!


April 21, 2012, 10:01 pm

Ah, I wish my husband could be coaxed to go to sleep. Otherwise he expects me to actually interact with him or he has the tv humming along! Good luck finishing that book!

Charlie: Hi, Lisa. Sometimes we end up on our computers working side by side but on different things, yesterday (major part of the readathon) turned out to be one of those days. Regarding TV, I’m not too great with reading when it’s on either, but sometimes I’m able to concentrate enough on the book to be able to faze out the speech – takes practise and patience but is worth trying it each time!


April 22, 2012, 12:40 am

Rebecca is one of my favourite books. Good luck readathon-ing! *\o/*

Charlie: Hi, Maree, yes, so many people speak highly of it – I just had to read it to see what it’s all about.

Judith / Leeswammes

April 22, 2012, 9:40 am

Hope you’re still going strong! A few more hours to go.

Charlie: Thanks, Judith! These last few hours will probably end up being the most reading-productive I think!


April 27, 2012, 12:38 am

You should post a review of the book and the experience of trying to read a book in a day right?

Is that how it works?

I’d love to hear your book recommendations btw.

Charlie: Hi Anndie, welcome! I’ll definitely post a review soon, writing it is on my list of things to do this weekend. The experience of reading a book in a day – that’s a good idea for a post, I might take an angle on that and do a write up.

Book recommendations are something I’m hoping to do soon, a sort of “if you liked this, you’ll probably also like…” and provide reasons why. I’ve just got to decide which books to pick!



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