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Hour 24 Update – The 24hrs Madness:: Chapter 4

Finally, we are set! We have kickstarted the Readathon, hosted by the lovely folks over at Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! I will try and keep updating as I usually do, every 4 odd hours on this blog. I am also moderating Hour 6 over at GoodReads, so super excited about that! To kick start the blogging part of this madness, I start with the standard opening meme –

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

India!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Oh! Man! All of them!! But maybe Dear Mrs. Bird a bit more than the others! Just a little tiny bit more!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Hmmm…..Cake? Also there is lovely dry snack recipe of roasted Foxnut that I recently tried and its yum!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

Daughter, Sister, Friend, Reader, Writer, Traveler, Dreamer, Cook

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

Stretch more; walk around more!

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Hour 5 Update

Not much reading done so far as Dad finally after a prolonged illness is well enough to go back home, but there are a 1000 things including his medicines to be sorted and neighborhood well wishers who are dropping by to wish him a safe journey and good health! While all of this is very kind, why does this have to happen on the Readathon night! Anyway, here goes some updates & news –

Time – 21:30 Local Time; 5 hrs since we started

Food – Pizza Dinner

Reading – Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

Bookish Notes –  100 pages into the book! Loving it! Plucky, funny and sometimes clumsy heroine, who dreams of a job as a Lady War Correspondent only to end up working for a woman’s self help column. The entire ensemble so far is great and the narrative both realistic and fun!

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Current Food & Future Read

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Hour 8 Update

Reading is slow as exhausted from an exhausted day! Have to get a nap soon!

Time – 00:30 Local Time; 8 hrs since we started

Food – Tea

Reading – Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce & Persuasions by Jane Austen

Bookish Notes – Dear Mrs. Bird is one of those books you do not want to end and enjoy in slow pace because otherwise it will be all over! To do justice to one and be loyal to another have started an umpteenth re-read of Persuasion? Whats there not to like with Captain Wenthworth around?!?

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Hour 20 Update

Reading is down to a crawl with getting all logistics of Dad going back to his town and the start of a stomach bug for self! Such is life!

Time – 13:30 Local Time; 20 hrs since we started

Food – Apple Juice

Reading – Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce & Persuasions by Jane Austen

Bookish Notes – Wonderful authors and wonderful books!

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Hour 23 Update

Finished only one book, but what a winner it was! Also started off on another book, that promises to be brilliant!

Time -17:10 Local Time; 8 hrs since we started

Food – Coffee

Reading – Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce & Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather

Bookish Notes – These brilliant women and their brilliant stories! Mesmerizing, enriching and truly remarkable!

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Stretching/walking is such a good idea!

    April 28, 2018
    • I just need to remember to do it!!

      April 28, 2018
    • Glad to hear your dad is doing better! I had emergency work to do this morning, so lost about 4 hours there… but I’m back now. 🙂

      April 29, 2018
      • Thanks Marian! It’s good to have Dad in is old form! Well I did not have any emergency work, prep for his departure really took a toll and only now at the very end, can I properly read! Oh! Well! Hope you had good show so far!

        April 29, 2018
  2. mudpuddle #

    that’s good news, your dad being released from that place… it sounds like you’re having fun but also have too much to do… maybe, he said soto voce, you need to farm some of it out…

    April 29, 2018
    • Yes! Its good to have Dad all sorted after nearly 6 months! I am having fun but yes, I could have done with a few minions! 😉

      April 29, 2018
  3. Glad to hear your dad is doing better!

    And what’s not to love about Persuasion?
    Sounds like you had a great readathon.

    April 29, 2018
    • I did have a great readathon, though actual reading was limited! Hope you had a blast in Japan!

      April 29, 2018
  4. mudpuddle #

    amazing you were able to continue with all the stuff on your plate… i had a brief of attack of stomach distress also as a result of consuming a local megamart muffin.. so i can sympathize… congrats on reading a couple of books i’ve been meaning to get to for about sixty years…

    April 29, 2018
    • Oh! I hope you feel better soon!! Stomach distress is very irritating! Thank You…..I love Austen and Cather! 🙂

      April 30, 2018

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