Readathon 2013: Update #4


The Readathon is about to begin and I’m just dragging myself out of bed now. Sorry, I do this every Readathon. Before I get the coffee on, I’ll tell you what I’ll be reading.

  • The Clothes They Stood Up In. Alan Bennett
  • Your House Is On Fire, Your Children All Gone. Stefan Kiesbye
  • The Flamethrowers. Rachel Kushner
  • The Night Bookmobile. Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Edible Woman. Margaret Atwood (audio)

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
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?

  1. Nova Scotia, Canada
  2. Your House Is On Fire, Your Children All Gone. It looks creepy
  3. I have a chocolate bar hidden away. Winking smile
  4. I’m a brunettte with green eyes and I am very tired right now.
  5. Probably nothing. I’m always a read when I can readathoner.

I’ll be updating this page during the readathon. Good luck!

Update #1

It’s 2 and a half hours in and I have finished one book: The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett. Not sure what to make of it. It’s sadder than I thought it would be and very British.

I had some waffles and I’m considering taking a run before moving onto my next book.

Update #2

I had my run while listening to The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood. I’m really liking it. She was a clever and funny writer, even back in 1965.

As for Mini-Challenges. I did Book Appetit and the Self-Portrait.

I think it’s time for snacks!

Update #3

Just my Book Sentence Challenge


Rumors surfacing when she flew.

Update #4

Update the fourth and a mini-challenge! I’m close to done Your House Is On Fire, Your Children All Gone. A seriously disturbing book. Still working on The Edible Woman too.

My Little Pocketbooks asks us to cast the protagonist of our current book.

1. Book: The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

2. Character: Marian McAlpine. She cannot eat since getting engaged and feels that she’s being consumed. I cast Jennifer Lawrence.

3. Why? Marian is young, smart, and funny, as is Jennifer. Plus, Jennifer was already in one hunger related movie, why not another?



  1. Hope you have a great Read-a-Thon!

    Love to have you stop by, if you get a chance! <a href=">Deb Nance at Readerbuzz</a>

  2. Yeiii another person from Canada! I hope you are having a sunnier Saturday! Enjoy your coffee !
    A Girl that Likes Books

  3. I was always just dragging myself out of bed when I was read-a-thoning from Canada, too. :-)

  4. I'm tired too :p I hope the coffee gets you going! I'm planning on it helping me, lol

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  6. A fellow Canuck! Hope you have a great day of reading, your list looks lovely.

  7. You're doing great! Already one finished. I've been caught up in cheering and challenges so far (and a Starbucks run), but will start soon! I have my pile of books ready to go. Hope you read away after your run!


  8. Wow, one book already! You're doing great!

  9. I've never read Margaret Atwood but everyone keeps recommending her. I will keep my eyes open for your comments on that one.

  10. I read The Edible Woman with a book club a couple years ago, we had a lot to talk about. Happy readathon!

  11. Ohhhh, scandalous sentence! Thanks for participating!

  12. You are rocking this readathon! Amazing job so far, hope you're enjoying all your reads.

  13. I dragged myself out of bed about four hours after the Readathon started, so...

  14. Jennifer L could be in almost any movie and I'd go see it I think ;) I hope you're having a great read-a-thon!

  15. Soooo glad you participated with us!!!! Hugs, Chris!


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