Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (Summer 2018) – Progress Report

Friday, 27 July 2018

Here we go, here we go, here we go.

Hour 0
Mini Challenge
1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
A very thundery Leeds.
2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession by Alice Bolin. I nearly bit the hand off of the lovely marketing team member who offered to send me a copy, so you could say that I am pretty excited.
3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Something, anything cold. Like most of the world, the UK is currently in the middle of a record-breaking heatwave right now, and the amount of ice I have gone through is actually quite astounding.
4. Tell us a little something about yourself!
That I hate this question. I mean, how do you answer when there's absolutely nothing interesting about you to tell?
5. This is our VERY first Reverse Readathon! How does it feel in your time zone?
Pretty shit. It's 1am which is not the greatest time to start reading by any stretch of the imagination.

Hour 1
Pages Read: 91 of Painter to the King, Amy Sackville [FINISHED]

Hour 2-11 - Sleep

Hour 12
Pages Read: 20 of The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan [DNF]; 15 of The Creeping, Alexandra Sirowy [DNF]; 26 of The Power, Naomi Alderman
Mini Challenge
1. What are you reading right now?
The Power by Naomi Alderman
2. How many books have you read so far?
Finished one. DNF'ed two. Currently in the middle of one other.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession by Alice Bolin. Which I still haven't gotten to.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
This is only my second hour of reading! Interruptions have been the only thing that have been happening, frankly.
5. What surprises you most about the Reverse Readathon so far?
How unmotivated I currently feel. I think the weird start-time has completely thrown me off.

Hour 13
Pages Read: 49 of The Power, Naomi Alderman

Hour 14 - Break

Hour 15 
Pages Read: 80 of The Power, Naomi Alderman

Hour 16-17 - Break
Agreeing to participate in a readathon during the final days of the Tour de France was never going to end well, but now that Geraint Thomas is firmly in yellow and Chris Froome is back on the podium, I can actually push cycling out of my mind for once and renew my focus on reading. Or not.. 

Hour 18
Pages Read: 33 of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Hour 19
Pages Read: 38 of The Power, Naomi Alderman

Hour 20-24 - Giving up
Also known as the worst attempt at a readathon that the world has ever seen

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