Sunday, October 19, 2014

Readathon: Packing It In Update, Hour 19

Well, kids, it's been a great Readathon. Just like previous attempts, it seems that Hour 19 is where I hit the wall. I'm too cross-eyed to keep reading, but I must say that I've really loved my hyper-focus on reading for the past 19 hours. No guilt about neglecting everything else! My husband even got in on the act this afternoon with a few hours of reading alongside me, finishing up a Pynchon novel he's been working on.

I've had fun with the reading and with all of the online updates and postings that have been going on the whole time too. What a smoothly oiled machine this 24 Hour Readathon is -- thanks to all the organizers for the massive work you've all put into it.

Here is my final update, that makes me wish I could power through another few hours even while I give in...

Title of book(s) read since last update:

After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie by Jean Rhys -- completed
Faith Fox by Jane Gardam -- halfway done
Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym -- just begun

Number of books read since you started:

5 completed; 4 dipped into

Pages read since last update:

121 p.

Running total of pages read since you started:

1243 p.

Amount of time spent reading since last update:

1 h 45 min

Running total of time spent reading since you started

13 h 35 min


I'm really happy that I had the chance to join in with this massive reading project once again. I just can't make it for the whole 24 hours, but this was a pretty good run for me! Looking forward to checking in with everyone tomorrow for all the recaps. Good luck to anyone still going...


  1. I'm really impressed with the amount of pages you've read! Don't forget to drink plenty! There's only 4 hours to go! #TeamKing

    1. Thanks for all your cheering! I had a great Readathon

  2. I'm impressed with the pages to. I plan on doing more reading next time. A little less blog hopping. I liked cheering but, its a lot more tiring then reading. Enjoy your sleep

    1. That's very interesting -- I can see how it would be tiring -- so extra thanks for doing it!

  3. 19 hours of reading sounds wonderful! One of these times I hope my schedule allows me to participate in this read-a-thon. It sounds like you chose excellent books.

    1. I feel like I had such great reads that they just kept me interested. I would've loved to stay up longer to keep reading Pym...guess I'll have to finish it today!


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