Thursday, 29 January 2015

National Readathon Day 2015 (US)

While updating my Goodreads account (which I do a lot) I noticed an advertisement for National Readathon Day 2015 and I instantly jumped upon this and read the information. The idea was to pledge four hours to uninterrupted reading between noon and four pm on Saturday the 24th of January 2015. When I first read through, I didn't realise that this was aimed at America mainly and so I asked the hubby if he'd be ok if I did this and he'd look after our little man (which of course he was). I then went back to Goodreads to choose which book I was "pledging" so that it would be updated in a special bookshelf, made for that day. It was at this time that I noticed that it was American time, though it was encouraged for people around the world to join in too, as we'd already discussed plans I decided to still do the reading noon to four in UK time as it wouldn't really affect anything.

The book I chose to pledge was War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I decided upon this book as it is on my 2015 Reading Challenge list as the option for a book with antonyms in the title and as it is such an imposing book, I thought this would be a great way to read a chunk of it and make it more manageable.

So the day came, I got myself prepared with a brew (tea naturally) and a bag of popcorn for sustenance and got comfy in my spot on the sofa. I live tweeted once an hour throughout with updates on how many pages I had read, what bookmark I was using as well as showing what I was snacking on and drinking. Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I will definitely join in again if possible next time it comes around!

For those of you who might be interested in how I progressed through the day
Hour 1 - page 41
Hour 2 - page 78
Hour 3 - page 117
Hour 4 - page 154

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