Hello there, and welcome to Liz’s late but made it updates post for January 2019’s 24 in 48 readathon. I signed up yesterday and was absolutely going to post early this morning, but if I am honest I got completely distracted by reading, and that’s the point of this whole thing so I am trying to not let it annoy me too much. I’ve added my goals and TBR to the post too, to remind me/us of what I said I wanted to do and to tick things off as I go!
- Finish 3 books/graphic novels
- Read for 15 hours
- Update regularly on social media and on an update post
- Get involved in the community
- The Power Naomi Alderman
- Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
- Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince Issue #4 V E Schwab, Enrica Angiolini, Andrea Olimpieri
- The Priory of the Orange Tree Samantha Shannon
- The Gilded Wolves Roshani Chokshi
- To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee and Fred Fordham
12:00am: I have stayed up watching a few hockey NHL videos that I probably shouldn’t have and so I may as well get a teeny tiny bit of reading in before my eyes give out for the night, right? I am starting this round of 24in48 off with The Gilded Wolves because Emma loved it and I really want to read it.
12:45am: My eyes are drooping, I’m at the end of a chapter, and I have read over 50 pages, I think that’s a solid time to say close the book and go to bed, don’t you?
8:00am: I have woken up at this time on a Saturday without an alarm, what is happening to me? My parents are off to Brazil today (lucky things) so I’m not going back to bed in case anything happens with their flights, so I may as well get up and read. I’m not ready to pick up an actual book just yet, so I think I might try and finish Northanger Abbey this morning.
9:30am: Northanger Abbey was suprisingly not bad, Juliet Stevenson was a great narrator. My reading journal spread has gone down really well which has made my day. My breakfast was really nice. The Gilded Wolves is epic. This is going to be a good day.
12:00pm: I was going to try and mix it up and read different things throughout the readathon, but I was having a shower and tidying my room and decided that I needed to finish The Gilded Wolves as an emergency because it’s so good so the plan has royally gone out of the window now.
16:00pm: I’ve read for just over 5hrs now, I’ve finished 2 books and a comic, I’ve written a tag scheduled to post tomorrow night, and the second set of laundry I need to do is in the washer. That’s a good balance of adulting and readathoning right? I did have macaroni and cheese for my lunch out of a tin to balance it out though.
17:30pm: OK, I am getting chore burnout now. I thought about doing a third load of laundry but that just seemed excessive, right? I’m just finishing The Power which I feel like I have been reading FOREVER. I really thought I would love it and, well it’s been whelming at best, maybe even disappointing? I don’t know. If I finish this in the next reading chunk I will have finished 4 if the 6 books on my TBR. I’m gonna be pretty happy with that if I am honest!
19:30pm: I’ve finished The Power. I’ve cooked and eaten tea. I’m ready, it’s finally time to sit down with The Priory of the Orange Tree. I am so excited.
22:00pm: Sooo….I have forgotten how to read. I usually speed read and have no concept of sub-vocalisation and the names/places in this book are tripping my reader brain up to the point that I forgot how to pronounce ‘Knight’ (Kuh-Nite apparently) and ‘Kidney’ (Kee-Duh-Nay). It took me 2 hrs to read 65 pages, which is very slow going for me BUT I am absolutely loving it and can tell that when I get more comfortable reading the names and the places, I will fly through this. Do I think it’s overly ambitious to finish the book during this readathon? Yes. Am I going to try anyway? Absolutely.
Are you taking part in 24in48? How are you getting on?
What are your goals? What are you reading?