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The 24 Hours Madness – Summer Special Edition :: Updates

Update 1 –  06:40 hrs (1 hrs 30 mins since the Challenge started )

Like I mentioned, I am not an early morn person, but I did finally manage to wake up about 40 mins back and get all the necessary in order – tea, books, social media! Now we get the party started at the Dewey’s 24 hrs Readathon

I am now ready to READ, especially considering I have not read the whole of yesterday in anticipation of this – I will try and update as much as possible between couple of hours! Besides this blog, you can find me at the following places twirling around on the links on the upper left side of the page!

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Hour 5 Update (Almost)

I am finally off to some solid reading! My sister left for a shoot and will be late coming back, so the house is clean and quiet and all mine for some significant progress! Anyway, here goes some updates at ground level –

Time – 10:05 Local Time; 4.5 hrs since we started

Food – Breakfasted on Coffee & an enormous Omelette  (Sorry! No picture! Was too hungry to wait!)

Reading – Finished about 140 pages into The Bengalis by Sudeep Chakravarty & have now switched onto to Augustus CarpEsq.  by Sir Henry Howarth Bashford

Bookish Notes –  The Bengalis so far seems to be a very well researched book, looking into the very genesis of the community and its modern identity, colored by the Partition of India in 1947. It’s a good reading, but heavy duty stuff, so have now changed the pace with the brilliant, laugh out loud satire of Augustus CarpEsq.

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Hour 9 Update

Reading progresseth well and even managed to order groceries and finish laundury! Woohoo, on a roll here!  More updates at ground level –

Time – 14:30 Local Time

Food – Pasta in 4 Cheese & Bacon (YUM!)

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Reading – Mid way in Augustus CarpEsq.  by Sir Henry Howarth Bashford

Bookish Notes –   Augustus CarpEsq. so far is turning out to be gem! I am surprised why it is not more widely read. Written in the lines of Diary of a Nobody, the book is a satire with all best wit of England brings forth in literature!

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Hour 14 Update

Reading progresseth has slowed down! Some friends dropped by in the afternoon and while that did take some precious reading time away, they are old friends and it was a pleasant unexpected surprise! Then in the spirit of Hour 14 theme, over at Dewey’s Page went for a quick 40 mins run and now finally showered and ready to read, some more!  More updates at ground level –

Time – 19:40 Local Time

Food – Coffee in a while!

Reading – 70% in Augustus CarpEsq.  by Sir Henry Howarth Bashford

Bookish Notes –   Augustus CarpEsq. continues to be hilarious, though the constant emphasis on the priggish tendencies of the protagonist albeit satirical on is getting a bit tedious!

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Hour 18 Update

Reading progresseth well again! My sister returned from her shoot and we had dinner and now again some non stop reading time!  More updates at ground level –

Time – 23:05 Local Time

Food – Dinner Rice, Dal (Legumes) & Paneer (cottage cheese) curry – all Indian food, all home cooked!

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Reading – Finished Augustus CarpEsq.  by Sir Henry Howarth Bashford & started The Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Bookish Notes –   Augustus CarpEsq. was a brilliant, funny and witty satire. It did slow down a bit but then was back to its original promise! Life of priggish, Englishman in turn of century England was very entertaining! Now to the most anticipated book of my Readathon – The Gentleman in Moscow.

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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Good luck on the readathon!! 🙂 I would’ve joined but alas life is too busy right now.. Looking forward to your updates!

    July 28, 2018
    • Thanks Marian! I quite understand! I had to really work hard to free up this weekend! Hang in there, my friend!

      July 28, 2018
  2. mudpuddle #

    intriguing idea, blogging, challenging and reading… have a chocolate for me (i can’t eat them)…

    July 28, 2018
    • Oh! No! No Chocolates? Ok….. I will have two on your behalf!

      July 28, 2018
  3. I just finished one of my books at the 5hr mark, so like you, have done a little update & now visiting other bloggers and tweeters. Love your beautiful colour-coordinated picture too 🙂
    I had the house to myself for one lovely quiet hour, but they’re home again now & I’ve retired to my bedroom to continue reading – the fear being though, that I will end up having an afternoon snooze!

    July 28, 2018
    • Thank You so much! My sister is really good at coaching me to take pictures, she being the film maker in the family! 🙂 All credits therefore due to her! I like the part of “they are home again now”…LOL! So glad you finished a book already….I cannot help but keep stressing how awesome it is to start in the daylight! Hope you got some snooze time….reading is fun, but so are power naps!

      July 28, 2018
  4. Another missed Read-A-Thon for me but not too much regret this time. It’s fun to live vicariously through your updates. Have loads of fun!

    July 29, 2018
    • Thank You!! Where have you been? And how have you been? Send me a DM note!

      July 29, 2018
      • cleoclassicalcarousel #

        I keep meaning to DM you but I’ve been sooo busy. Mid August should slow, ‘should’ being the operative word. Hope you’re doing well!

        July 30, 2018
  5. You did such a good job reading for, and documenting, the read-a-than. Somehow, the bulk of it always escapes me. I had a funeral to attend in the morning, and I didn’t feel I could go to it half asleep. I’m glad you were able to fare better!

    August 3, 2018
    • Thank You! I do not think I document too well and think can do a better job! 🙂 Yes prep sleep is critical; Fingers crossed! Hopefully you will be able to join the October event!

      August 3, 2018

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