Every time one of these read-a-thon events rolls around, I wonder if I should bother participating as I never even intend to attempt the 24-hours and always start late (I usually have things to do Saturday mornings), so am I really participating well? But then I realize that I usually could stand some focused reading time, so I sign up anyways. This time, the event is hosted by The Classics Club, as a kick-start for 2013. I’ll be reading for the Classic Children’s Literature Challenge, of course, but one of my titles doubles for my Classics Club list, so win-win.
I’ll be skipping between Little Women, Pinocchio, and The Princess and the Goblin today, all three of which I’m hoping to finish this month. Pinocchio is a bit more of a challenge as I’m reading that in Italian.
I will most likely update primarily on Twitter and occasionally here (this post). There will be a chunk of the mid-day when I’m absent as I will finally be going to see Les Misérables (yay!), but I’m hoping to make some really nice progress today.
Happy Reading to all, participating or not!
I haven’t finished much reading yet–just two chapters of Pinocchio and a few pages of Little Women. I’ve forgotten way too much Italian in the last ten years, so I’m constantly fighting the balance of how many words to look up and how many to just read through. Hopefully, that will get easier as I progress.
Of course, half (or more) of the reason for the slow progress was going to see Les Misérables, which is wonderful! At least, if you don’t mind musicals–I imagine that bit might not be to everyone’s taste. But the performances were wonderful, and I think this is one of the few musicals I’ve seen in recent years where I haven’t been disappointed in casting choices.
It’s time to get back to reading though. I don’t have any real goal. I’ll probably stick with Little Women and/or The Princess and the Goblin, though, so I can fell like I’m making some progress. Happy reading!
Just taking a little break for hot chocolate and maybe a cookie or two. I’ve been reading Little Women this last little while. I’ve really been enjoying it, although oddly enough, I think my nostalgia is for the 1994 movie rather than the book itself–while at the same time I find myself remembering unexpected details from the story. I keep eying The Princess and the Goblin, but think I shall stick with Little Women for the rest of the readathon, while will probably only be another hour or so for me.
I’m almost halfway through the first part of Little Women (or half-way through Little Women if counting it as two books)! This makes me happy as I didn’t really expect to get that far. (I forget how much quicker it is to read children’s books.) However, I think I shall leave off for the night–I really just hate to get out of my sleep schedule. Happy reading to those still participating!