#24in48 – Final Update (Hour 48)

The 24 in 48 readathon is over, and while I didn’t read for 24 hours, I still see it as a success.  Below is my final update.

Final Update

The Boyfriend brought me home a chocolate croissant!  I also ended up taking a nap.  I’m already in bed thanks to having to be up early for a Doctor’s appointment before I go to work, so I didn’t read nearly as much as I wanted to today.  That’s ok because I still got a lot of reading done, and I finished FOUR books this weekend!

In the Middle of Reading:

  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

Books Finished:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Ghost Ship by Diane Carey
  • 1984 by George Orwell

  

 

Pages Read: 143

Total Pages Read: 722

Time Read: 3 hours 43 minutes

Total Time Read: 16 hours and 26 minutes

I don’t know when the next 24 in 48 readathon is, but I will definitely be participating!

#24in48 – Update 3 (Hour 36)

Only 12 hours left of the 24 in 48 readathon!  Below is my update.

Update #3

I read for an hour before I went to bed last night, but I got up a bit late this morning.   I had the same breakfast as yesterday.  I’ll probably be grazing for the rest of today instead of eating regular meals while I try to get as much reading done between chores.  I already know I won’t make the goal of reading for 24 hours, even though I think I’ll get close.

Current Reads:

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

 

 

Pages Read: 37

Total Pages Read: 579

Time Read: 1 hour 24 minutes

Total Time Read: 12 hours and 43 minutes

My final update will be at 11 pm Central time.  Happy reading!

#24in48 – Update 2 (Hour 24)

We’re now a whole day into the 24 in 48 readathon.  I’m off to bed, but below is my update.

Update #2

YAY!  I finally finished The Count of Monte Cristo!  That means I’m only one book away from completing half of my Classics Club list.

I found myself craving some super cheesy lasagna, so that’s exactly what I ate for dinner.  I also snacked on some peanut butter ice cream.  Other than that, I’ve been staying hydrated with lots of water.

Current Reads:

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

 

Books Finished:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Ghost Ship by Diane Carey

  

Pages Read: 460

Total Pages Read: 542

Time Read: 8 hours 56 minutes

Total Time Read: 11 hours and 19 minutes

My next update will be at 11 am tomorrow.  I want to finish 1984 before I go to bed, but I also don’t want to stay up too late tonight.  Decisions, decisions.

#24in48 – Update 1 (Hour 12)

It’s hour 12 of the 24 in 48 readathon and here’s my first update!

Update #1

For breakfast, I had whole wheat toast with Irish butter, a yogurt, and a large cup of Earl Grey.  My lunch will be veggie tamales, black beans, Spanish rice, and a Cuban root beer called Iron Beer (It’s my all time fave soda and a very special treat).  My goal for today is at least 12 hours of reading, and compared to the last 24 in 48 readathon, I did a little better, time wise.

Current Read: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which I’m determined to finish before the end of this weekend.

Pages Read: 82

Time Read: 2 hours and 23 minutes

My next update will be at 11 pm central time, and I will have much more to share!  See you then 🙂

#24in48 – Shh! I’m Trying to Sleep!

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Though I won’t start reading until I get up in the morning, the readathon officially started at midnight EST.  I haven’t slept well for the past couple of nights, so I’m (hopefully) sound asleep as you’re reading this.  I’ll be posting updates every 12 hours throughout the weekend.

My TBR:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Ghost Ship by Diane Carey
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth

     

I’m determined to finish The Count of Monte Cristo this weekend, so I’ll be listening to the audiobook while I do my normal weekend chores.  I also want to get some more of the blanket I’ve been crocheting for the past several months finished.

For now, though, I’m happy to hang out in dream land.  See you in the morning! 🙂

#24in48 Readathon!

Rachel is doing another #24in48 Readathon this weekend!  This is the Readathon that started it all for me.  I created this blog, a couple of designs ago and back when I was The Reading Wench, so I could better connect with such a great bookish community.  This will be my 4th 24 in 48!  I love it because I can read for 24 hours without the sleep deprivation 🙂

Goals:

  • My plan never goes just how I want it to, but I’m hoping to get at least 14 hours of reading in on Saturday and then finish up the remaining hours on Sunday.  Regardless, the ultimate goal is to read for 24 hours over the weekend.
  • Finish three books for #ShelfLove, #COYER Summer, and my #SciFiSummer reading challenge.  Since I’m already in the middle of The Ghost Ship and almost done with Parable of the Sower, this shouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish.

TBR:

All of the book covers are linked to Goodreads.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Ghost Ship by Diane Carey
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
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Sign ups are still open.  Are you participating in the 24 in 48 Readathon?

#24in48 Readathon: Goodnight Everybody!

The 24 in 48 readathon is over, and while I didn’t get much reading done, I still had a great weekend.  I don’t work very well when I’m sleep deprived, so by the time this post goes live, I’m already in bed.

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The Boyfriend and I had Date Night tonight, so the only reading I accomplished was during the day when I wasn’t getting stuff done in preparation for another week at work.

In the Middle of Reading:

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms

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Pages Read: 50

Total Pages Read: 104

Time Read: 2 hours and 1 minute

Total Time Read: 3 hours and 26 minutes

I don’t know when the next 24 in 48 readathon is, but I will definitely be participating!

#24in48 Readathon: Flailing With the Best of Them

There are less than 12 hours left of the 24 in 48 readathon and I’ve read for a grand total of one hour and 30 minutes.

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As you may remember from yesterday, I attended the Women’s March on Austin.  If you know anything about me, I’m an Introvert and I suffer from General Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety.  In other words, I’m not a fan of crowds.  But I went anyway.

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I am so glad I did, but wow was I exhausted by the time I got back home!  I was also feeling a need to blast my Riot Grrrl playlist and throw out my current TBR.  I picked up The Riot Grrrl Collection, Ed. by Lisa Darms and created a giant stack o’ books that I plan to read this year:

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Several of these are re-reads, and yes, I have two copies of Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés; one of which is highlighted and written on to within an inch of its life.  I bought Women in Texas by Anne Fears Crawford and Crystal Sasse Ragsdale yesterday while I was waiting for the wonderful women I was marching with to arrive at our meet-up point.

Current Reads:

  • The Riot Grrrl Collection edited by Lisa Darms

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Pages Read: 54

Time Read: 1 hour 35 minutes

My only other update will be at Midnight Central time.  Happy reading!

#24in48 Readathon: Sleep, Eat, Read, Repeat

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Though I won’t start reading until sometime this afternoon, the readathon officially started at midnight EST.  So, I figured I’d post this now before I go to bed.  I’ll be posting updates at some point after I get back from the Women’s March on Austin.

For every readathon I’ve ever participated in, I usually buy lots of snacks and easy to cook and eat one-handed meals.  However, I didn’t have time to get to the store this week to buy readathon noms, so other than one bag of popcorn, I’m not sure what I’m going to munch on while I read.

My TBR pile hasn’t changed:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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Once I’m back from the march, I’ll mostly be sitting or laying on the couch in my pajamas for the rest of the readathon.  However, I also intend on getting on the treadmill on Sunday as well as taking breaks to move around and do other things while I listen to Anna Karenina.

For now, though, I’m going to sleep.  See you later! 🙂

#24in48 Winter 2017 Readathon!

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Rachel is doing another #24in48 Readathon next weekend!  This is the Readathon that started it all for me.  I created this blog, back when I was The Reading Wench, so I could better connect with such a great bookish community.  This will be my 4th 24 in 48!  I love it because I can read for 24 hours without the sleep deprivation 🙂

Goals:

  • My plan never goes just how I want it to, and since I’m also doing the Women’s March on Austin, I’m only hoping to get as close to 24 hours of reading as possible.
  • Finish one book.  I’m in the middle of three lengthy books, all classics.  I’m also part way through The Mermaid’s Sister, so I’m hoping to finish it at the very least, if not another one of my ARCs.

TBR:

All of the book covers are linked to Goodreads.

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

return jane mermaid

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Sign ups are still open.  Are you participating in the 24 in 48 Readathon?