The Sunday Salon: Post-Readathon

April 10, 2011

So, yesterday was the 24 Hour Readathon, and my third time participating. I had a great time, even with having to leave the house for quite a while in the afternoon to travel to and from (and participate in) book club.

Overall, I read for 15 hours and 10 minutes – 11 hours of that was paper/ebook reading, and the rest was listening to an audiobook.

Some interesting points:

  • I read a total of 606 pages, as well as almost half of an audiobook that I had already started (equivalent to about another 100-150 pages).
  • I finished 2 books (Loom and Some Dream for Fools), and also read large chunks of 4 other books (Dexter by Design, Alias Grace, Footnotes of Gaza, and One Big Happy Family).
  • My roommate Liz joined me for a bit, but had a headache most of the day and so didn’t end up actually reading much. She did, however, keep me company and shared the copious quantity of snack food with me!

I had tons of fun, yet again! Congrats to all the ladies who organized the event and, as usual, did a great job.

Aside from the readathon, my week’s been pretty laid-back and boring. Hopefully that means I’ll have more to tell you next Sunday! In the meantime, I’m leaving you with an adorable kitteh-picture to make you smile. Have a great week!

Skittles hiding behind my laptop the afternoon after the readathon.

4 Comments

  • Trisha April 10, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Sounds like you had a good readathon!

  • Helen Murdoch April 11, 2011 at 8:46 am

    15 hours of reading! I got in WAY less than that unfortunately. I always have grand plans that seem to get interrupted with life. But, I managed to read more than usual so that was fun.

  • Helen Smith April 12, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Sounds great. And that’s a lovely photo of Skittles hiding.

  • Amy April 14, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Congrats on doing so well in the readathon!

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