10 October 2010
Readathon: And then we came to the end...*
254 out of 570
Pages read since last update
199 of Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute
Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute
OVERALL MINUTES READ
816 out of 1,390
OVERALL PAGES READ
OVERALL BOOKS COMPLETED
Donation to The Trevor Project based on my page count
631 x 0.05 = 31.55
Donation to The Trevor Project based on Ash's page count at English Major's Junk Food
She hasn't done her final post yet but it looks like her page count will be similar to mine...
I technically have 39 minutes to go but having just finished a book and being quite sleepy, I think I am done reading until I have a bit of a nap.
I think the readathon was very good at pushing aside TV (didn't watch any) and the Internet (spent very little time online) in favor of reading. But for the likes of me with my need for sleep and other unavoidable distractions it really should be a 12-hour readathon. In the end I did just over 13.5 hours of reading in a 24-hour period. Then again 3.5 of those 13.5 hours was after a night's sleep, so my reading time over a 12-hour period wouldn't be 12 hours. Still, it would help me focus on reading.
Finally, as I have mentioned before I think I felt like I would have been more interested in variety, bouncing from book to book. But in the end my need to complete things outweighed my interest in variety. So I only really read from three books, finsihing two and getting a third of the way through the third.
Would definitely do it again, if only so I won't feel left out.
Catch up with all my favorite blogs and comments made on My Porch over the past 24-hours. And then more reading this afternoon. Yay.
(*Hat tip to Joshua Ferris' brilliant first novel.)