Time for Read-a-thon!

The 24 hour Read-a-thon is here again!

This is the third Readathon I’ve participated in and I’m planning to approach it in the same way I’ve approached the previous two i.e. no goals, no targets, no pressure. I have plenty of books on my pile to choose from including the following:

The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Darkside by Belinda Bauer
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin
Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton
Naming the Bones by Louise Welsh
Great House by Nicole Krauss

I’ll also try to read a few more chapters of my current classic read, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, and I have my ereader for additional options if necessary.

It’s a beautiful spring day here so hopefully I’ll be able to do some of my reading outside in the sunshine. I’ll keep this post updated throughout the day though and let you know how I’m progressing. If I decide to participate in any of the mini-challenges I’ll also add them below rather than having lots of separate posts.

Good luck to everyone taking part in today’s Read-a-thon!

UPDATE: Hour 10
I haven’t finished any books yet – but I haven’t been reading for the full ten hours so I’m happy with the progress I’ve made. I’m more than halfway through The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht (which I’m loving, by the way) but it was too much to read it all in one day, so I’ve also started The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. I think I’ll probably have to go to bed soon, but hopefully I’ll finish The Tiger’s Wife tomorrow before the Read-a-Thon ends.

UPDATE: Hour 24
Well, the Read-a-Thon is now over. I finished The Tiger’s Wife this morning and read two more chapters of North and South. I’m also in the middle of The Daughter of Time. I’m not sure exactly how many pages I’ve read – I know it’s not as many as a lot of bloggers, but I’m happy with what I’ve achieved. I hope everyone who participated had fun and managed to get lots of reading done! Sorry if I didn’t have a chance to visit all your blogs, but it’s been such a nice weekend here that I didn’t want to spend much time on the computer. For the same reason I ended up not taking part in the mini-challenges, though they all looked very tempting.

Thanks to everyone who commented and offered encouragement!

12 thoughts on “Time for Read-a-thon!

  1. The Book Whisperer says:

    I’m just heading outside into the spring sunshine too, Helen. And you’ve just reminded me that I have Darkside too so that may be added to my pile too (I like to have options!). Have fun 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    Read ‘Darkside’ very quickly – found it totally absorbing.
    Have fun today. Sun shining here too but no reading sadly :(.

  3. christina says:

    I continue to see the Tyger’s Wife EVERYWHERE….tangible and not. I wonder if this is a sign? And also, I can’t remember off the top of my head if Tyger is spelt that way or Tiger and am too lazy to scroll up. #thatslazy

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