I debated participating in Dewey’s Read-a-thon this year as, I’ll admit it, I find it somewhat exhausting to spend so much time in one day dedicated to just sitting (or laying about) and reading. I’ve been trying to read a little each day and avoid such marathon sessions…but the last couple weeks of reading haven’t gone so well, the library due dates are whispering my name, and I rather need to read this weekend. Sporadic updates will follow here, but I’ll likely update more frequently on Twitter. To everyone else participating, enjoy the reading!
Start of Hour #16/Final Update:
Time Spent Reading: 3-1/2 hours
Book(s) Read (in progress): The World of Downton Abbey
Pages Read: 115 pages
Thoughts: Wow! I read a lot this last little bit. I guess it helps when I actually focus! And I even broke down and watched the first few minutes of Series 1, Episode 1 of Downton Abbey. However, I’m now finished with this season’s readathon as my eyelids are starting to droop and I need to be up early in the morning. Best of wishes to those still reading.
Mid Hour #11 Update:
Time Spent Reading: somewhere around 3 hours
Book(s) Read (in progress): The World of Downton Abbey & The Silmarillion
Pages Read: 34 (Downton) & 11 pages (Silmarillion)
Thoughts: I’m a very distractable reader! I’ve been enjoying my reading, but the problem with the Downton book (beside wanting to watch the series again) is that it only highlights the history of the era, so I keep clicking over to Wikipedia to find out more. Oops. It’s fun though. I added in The Silmarillion to mix up things, and will probably flip between a couple books through this evening. For now, it’s back to Downton Abbey!
Start of Hour #6 Update:
Time Spent Reading: 2-3/4 hours, more or less
Book(s) Read (in progress): Deuteronomy (Bible) & The World of Downton Abbey
Pages Read: 3 (Deuteronomy—part of a year-long project) & 65 (The World of Downton Abbey)
Thoughts: Sluggish start, until the tea kicked in (Organic Breakfast). Otherwise it’s been fun so far. Although, reading The World of Downton Abbey, I find myself wanting to watch Downton Abbey. Oops. I might change books for a bit this afternoon, just for the variety.