Start Me Up: Readathon (Update)

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I’m awake. It’s time to get the readathon started. I’ll be posting and updating throughout the day. Here’s a small pile of books I’ll be reading. I also have to go to the library so I might get more there or download some graphic novels.

readathon books 2


  • The Stratford Murders by Agatha Christie
  • The Last Policemen by Ben Winters
  • Pirates! by Celia Rose
  • Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder


  • Chocolate cupcakes
  • Veggie Tray
  • Hummus and chips
  • Lays BBQ chips


Meme #1:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Nova Scotia, Canada
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Last Policemen
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Chocolate cupcakes!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I like to run, I do it a couple of times a week, but I do not enjoy races and rarely participate in any.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I might take a little walk this time (weather permitting) to clear the cobwebs.

That’s it for now. I think I’ll start with The Last Policeman. I’ll start after I’ve been caffeinated.

Oh, hello! It’s Hour 13. I know, right! Where have I been?

I’ve been reading, The Last Policeman specifically. I also took a break to go to the library for books (How to Tell If Your Cat Is Trying to Kill You by The Oatmeal and The Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger: graphic books) and the liquor store for beverages.


It’s been a good day.

Hour 12 Challenge

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? I think I’m moving onto the Oatmeal book.
2. How many books have you read so far? Just the one, Readathonerinos!
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Definitely the Oatmeal one. I need some humour.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Just a few. Once I had to fix a sewing machine, but that’s about it.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Not many surprises. I keep getting distracted by Twitter though.

Well, I think I need another snack. The husband is watching the hockey game (Canader!) so I think I’ll play a little music, eat some chips, and read my books.


  1. The Last Policeman and Cupcakes are in my future too :D Coffee is in my present. You should join me :p

  2. I'm so happy to hear you joined as well :D I also am planning a library trip today - and while out and about, I will have to stock up on some snacks. Cupcakes sound delicious!

  3. Here's hoping your reading is going swimmingly!

  4. Good choice with the Agatha Christie - I read one of hers as my last read of the April readathon and it was the perfect way to round out the day. It kept the pages turning and it wasn't so convoluted that my poor half-dead brain couldn't keep up! Enjoy... :)

  5. I should have taken a walk...while the sun was up. This is my usual bedtime. Not sure how I am going to stay awake for ten and half more hours!

    Good luck to you.

    If you need a little singing boost as you read along: Here's Singing My Way Through the Readathon!

  6. Hey! I'm not the only one drinking and readathoning! To be fair, I'm not reading anymore...just cheering. Too much later and it might be drunk cheering. ;) Hope you've had a GREAT day!!

  7. Damn it, I kinda want to read an Agatha Christie novel now. I always forget about her but she's perfect for the Readathon I think.


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