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April 2014 Readathon: I’ll Be Reading And Blogging Tomorrow; Here Is My Plan

My readathon choices: Elizabeth von Arnim's The Enchanted April, Isla Morley's Above, and Anna Hope's Wake

I have been waiting for this day for five months. My move in December marked a change to my readathons – after all previous attempts, with me able to read so little it felt a sham, I will finally be taking part properly.

My plan is to read a couple of books because I’m a fairly slow reader and want to feel I’ve achieved something. I’ve picked out the three in the photograph above: The Enchanted April, Above, and Wake and the plan is to read the first and last, and if there’s time I’ll start the second (the Morley is apparently quite difficult to read so it makes sense not to start with it). I’ve already read a good few more books this month than the three previous, but like other avid readers I’m always interested in adding to the number. I may or may not have convinced my boyfriend to join me – I’d like to think it’s possible, especially as he started his second re-read of his favourite books earlier this week. If he does join me, I’ll add a few statistics about his reading to my post, too.

I’ll be repeating last year’s format of one post that is updated over the course of the day. And as Alex’s method of starting a few hours early has proved useful (for us British, and I expect other readers east of America, the official starting time is awkward) I’ll be repeating that, too.

Will you be joining us tomorrow?



April 25, 2014, 9:17 am

Good luck!!


April 25, 2014, 2:00 pm

Good luck with the read-a-thon I look forward to hearing about what you read.


April 25, 2014, 2:49 pm

There’s barely any chance for me to read ANYTHING on Saturdays – one thing and another make it the busiest day of the week! Good luck and have fun – The Enchanted April and Wake are both excellent!

Margaret @ BooksPlease

April 25, 2014, 3:37 pm

Saturdays are impossible days for me to even attempt a Readathon! Good luck with it!


April 25, 2014, 5:20 pm

Ohh you are so persuasive: my boyfriend looks at me as if I’m insane when I talk to him about these events, and he is also a good reader!
Anyway, I’m sure that he joins me for the snaks :PP

Good luck for tomorrow. I’m also a slow reader, and we have to take into account that I will be reading some of my books in English, so I’ll be even slower. But who cares?? It’s my first readathon and I want to have fun!

I didn’t know you “could” start earlier, but in the end I think I’m still starting at 2pm here. It’s not a bad time for me and on Sunday I can do more reading in the morning.

Rebecca @ Love at First Book

April 25, 2014, 8:31 pm

Good luck with the read-a-thon! I’m excited for tomorrow!


April 27, 2014, 12:50 am

It sounds like you are doing really great so far! Keep up the great work :) I hope that you are having lots of fun…it must be nice to be participating with someone right there next to you!

Happy Reading!

*Team Wordsworth


April 27, 2014, 4:24 pm

How was it? (is it still on now?) I’ve read two books, although I’ve not been participating properly.

Have you enjoyed the books you’ve been reading?



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