I want to wish you all a happy read-a-thon today!
I signed up last minute: last night before going to sleep. I am not sure if I will be able to participate fully. That is to say, I know for sure that I won’t be able to do so. I will be attending a concert tonight (Blood Red Shoes!) and then B. and I will be driving over to his parents. I am cheating a little, as I will be starting early. I want to get at least a few hours of reading in (hopefully more than just a few!). I am nostalgic for those two times I participated so fully in the event, but the last two read-a-thons were planned at dates that I simply did not have the time, and this one is not perfect either. But, you know, it is all about being part of the event in spirit, right? And so, I will try to read today, hopefully visit some blogs, and I will be thinking of all of you while singing along at the concert.
I am not exactly sure what I will be reading yet, but at the very least I am hoping to read The Foxes Come at Night by Cees Nooteboom, which is a short story collection.
Let me know if you will be participating, and what you will be reading, and I will try to visit your blog sometime during the event to see how you’re doing.
Read-a-thon updates during the day:
11 am (GMT+2; 3 hours before official start)
Hours read: 2
Books finished: 1 (The Foxes Come at Night)
3 pm (GMT+2; read-a-thon officially started an hour ago)
Hours read: 1 (3 total)
Books finished: 1 (2 total, Julia)
Pages: 90 (234 total)
I accidentally fell asleep for a while (o, oh), but I am blaming a rather sleepless night. I did not read much in the past 4 hours, but I *did* schedule two posts for books finished today, and visited a few blogs.
6 pm (GMT+2; 4 hours into read-a-thon)
Hours read: 2 (5 total)
Books finished: 1 (3 total, The Finishing School)
Pages: 156 (390 total)
I think that’s it for tonight before dinner, and for the rest of the night. I might read some more tomorrow morning, but I’m not sure. I finished a Muriel Spark for Simon and Harriet‘s Muriel Spark week that starts this monday. This means I finished reading 3 books today: The Foxes Come at Night, Julia, and The Finishing School. Out of these, I had begun reading Julia before, and so had only 90 pages of it left for today. All in all, I’m quite satisfied with 390 pages for today.