I was a bit bummed in January when I found out there wasn’t going to be a 24 in 48 Readathon. I had been looking forward to a cozy activity to sink into after a December which was tiring and stressful rather than a holiday season. Fast-forward to mid-March and 2020 has just been more of the same. With the presidential election looming, I knew it was going to be a long year, but, really…
So, it was lovely to hear that Kerry, Kristen, & Rachel were organizing an impromptu readathon. Even though I stay at home most of the time anyway, things have been cancelled, things are uncertain, and again a cozy activity is wanted.
Update #1: Read from about 9pm Friday to 1am Saturday with occasional breaks for social media and a cup of tea. Didn’t finish The Long Winter, but came close.
Update #2: Up at 8:30-ish. Finished The Long Winter before 9am. Now on to my next short finish-up: Helene Hanff’s Q’s Legancy.
Update #3: Read some Q’s Legacy from ~9:15-11am and 12-12:30am, with a call from my Mom in there. She sent me a package of nibblies and wanted to make sure I got it. Switched over to PHYSICAl CoNTacT at 1pm-2:15ish.
Update #4: Got about an hour and a half of reading during the rest of the afternoon between a nap, a phone call from my sister, and dinner. Then, I got side-tracked by a Minecraft project. But! I did listen to Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever for 4hrs 45mins while working on my new base. This morning, so far a half hour of Helene Hanff because the server is down and my sys admin is still asleep.
I’m not going to worry too much about keeping track of every second that I spend reading, but I’m going to start 9pm Friday (the equivalent starting time in my timezone) and try to read most of Saturday. I have a few books I want to finish up:
I will also probably still be reading my husband’s manuscript. It totally counts! And my Deal Me In story of the week.
I also have an ARC I should probably get going on:
All I have to say is, “Yay! Reading!”