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text 2019-01-29 05:30
24in48 January 2019 Readathon: Wrap Up

 

... with an 'It's Monday!' twist!!

 



My reading progress over the past week had been quite pathetic, and the truth is that I did most of my reading over the weekend during the 24in48 readathon.  So, with my determination to try and do a weekly update on my reading life via the 'It's Monday!' meme, I present a joint post this time, which is much more fitting... and also serves my laziness in creating only the one post for two updates together!

Anyway...

After my last update a little before midnight on Saturday/Sunday, I crashed to a sleep and didn't wake up until around nine or so, Sunday morning, and completely missed my Hour Thirty Two Update.  After piddling around for a bit and getting ready for the day, I decided to just make the most of my morning and hope to have some progress by Hour Forty...

Well, then my brother and his wife asked if I wanted to join them for lunch.  And me, being a food fanatic, decided that that would be an excellent idea.  Following, I spent a good chunk of the afternoon hanging out with him, mostly helping him assemble a newly bought exercise machine.

As the day wore on, I figured I'd finally get some time to do some reading...

Which also didn't happen due to other family socializing that was calling my attention.

As is per usual during a readathon, I let myself be distracted.  But oh well, it's the thought that counts and I still think I did quite well for all the progress I made on Saturday, but didn't make on Sunday.  I spent that last two hours of my Sunday night diving head first back into Mr. Ridley and almost lost track of the time spent reading that I was tracking for the rest of 24in48.  Then I proceeded to continue reading the book after midnight until I realized that, maybe I needed to get to sleep if I wanted to be bright and shiny for Monday at work.

We all need to be bright and shiny for Monday at work, otherwise it just feels like a bad omen for the rest of the week.

Moving right along...

My totals for 24in48 are as follows:

  • Total Time Spent Reading:  7:33:15
  • Total Pages Read:  415
  • Total Minutes Listened To:  57
  • Total Books Read:  0

 

So I finished no books over the readathon weekend, which in turn means that I managed to finish no books at all the entire week leading up to readathon weekend.  This 'It's Monday!' post now ends up fairly lackluster indeed.

But no fear, as I'd already stated, I think I made very good progress over the weekend anyway.  Meanwhile, this post was supposed to go up earlier, but I ended up caught in Mr. Ridley, flying through the rest of the book and finishing it, and now stuck in a hangover of FEELS.  I am DEFINITELY getting the next book, and sort of wish that the third book was already published so there would be no waiting.

Following, I'm going to jump back into Lethal White next, and maybe give The Disappearing Spoon a couple chapters each day until I finish it.  Being that Lethal White is an e-book borrow and is due back by the first of February before it cycles back into a long hold/wait list, I'm actually more determined to get it read before it gets auto turned in... which then I will have to probably wait another two or three months before I can check it out again.

Following, I only have around two and a half hours of The Neverending Story to finish, so I will also be getting back to that book as well, with the hopes that I can make full marks on my Reading Assignment Challenge for January.

 

 

Books Read

 


I didn't actually finish reading Mr. Ridley in time to count it for either books read last week nor 24in48, but I'd like to acknowledge it as read anyway since this post is going up later than I'd intended.

 

 

Currently Reading

 

 

 

What's Next

 


Obviously I'm not going to be getting to all of these books in the next week.  But February is rolling around the corner, and that begins a new round of Amanda Quick books and Historical books.  Being that I don't know which book I'd like to start first (I will probably employ a monkey post-it random book draw again), I'm just listing all the books I'm planning on getting to soon.

February also marks the beginning of the next Discworld read, so I AM going to try to start Equal Rites when February starts.  I'm also itching to get my hands on The Devil is French, all the while knowing that the last book won't be released for a while and that I can't just jump right into it... so I'm going to try to restrain myself.

But that's okay.  I can always find joy in Amanda Quick books, and I will also be reading Pamela Clare's Blakewell/Kenleigh Family trilogy for Professor Genre's Reading Assignment in February.  And I've always enjoyed Pamela Clare, even if they were usually contemporary, so now I'll get to see how well I like her historical books.

But before any of that, I've still got three books to finish...

Until the next readathon, folks!  =D

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2019/01/24in48-january-2019-readathon-wrap-up.html
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text 2019-01-27 05:25
24in48 January 2019 Readathon: Hour Twenty Four Update

 

A little less than an hour until midnight, but here's my update anyway.

 

Beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, readers read for 24 hours out of that 48 hour period.  You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, 4 hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six 4 hour sessions with 4 hour breaks in between; whatever you’d like.



So I had thought to maybe read until about 30% or so of Lethal White, then moving onto Mr. Ridley, figuring it would give me a chance to finish reading at least one book this weekend.  As much as I hate to admit it, Lethal White is super long and the chances of finishing the whole thing before the readathon is over doesn't seem like a probably feat for me.

HOWEVER, the book just keeps getting better and better, and the next thing I know, I'm already halfway through it, so I'm kind of determined to see myself to the end before I move onto another book.  Really, did I expect otherwise?

Of course, between the two dysfunctional romantic relationships going on in the book, though, I AM sort of craving a more HEA guaranteed story... as much as I'm enjoying this quietly thought-provoking crime novel, I'm still not digging the wisps of romance surfacing between Robin and Strike, especially when the two seem bound and determined not to communicate with each other properly on a personal level.  Though since they still work so well together investigating murders and searching out dark secrets, I still love them as partners in crime fighting.

Running totals:
-- Time spent reading:  5:47:52
-- Pages read:  190
-- Minutes listened to:  57
-- Books finished:  0

I feel like I've read more pages than that, but I suppose I didn't really.  Surely, when I finish Lethal White, my numbers will be drastically more impressive.

 

 

Books Read


As of this update, I have not finished reading any books.

 

 

Currently Reading

 


The Neverending Story by Michael Ende // narrated by Gerard Doyle
822 minutes / 559 minutes listened to pre-readathon
Progress:  616 minutes listened to
-- 0 minutes listened to @ Hour 8
-- 57 minutes listened to @ Hour 16
-- 0 minutes listened to @ Hour 24

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
656 pages / 92 pages read pre-readathon
Progress:  282 pages read
-- 33 pages read @ Hour 8
-- 6 pages read @ Hour 16
-- 151 pages read @ Hour 24

The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
346 pages / 114 pages read pre-readathon
Progress:  114 pages read
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 8
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 16
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 24

Mr. Ridley by Delilah Marvelle
282 pages / 56 pages read pre-readathon
Progress:  56 pages read
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 8
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 16
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 24

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2019/01/24in48-january-2019-readathon-hour_12.html
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text 2019-01-26 22:01
24in48 January 2019 Readathon: Hour Sixteen Update

 

Been less than productive, but still made some reading headway!

 

Beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, readers read for 24 hours out of that 48 hour period.  You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, 4 hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six 4 hour sessions with 4 hour breaks in between; whatever you’d like.



I spent most of the morning playing Wordscapes on my phone, somehow managing to waste away about an hour and a half of my time that could have been spent reading.  But oh well... the heart wants what the heart wants.

I finally deigned to crawl out of bed a little before noon (thank goodness for weekends off), in which I got myself ready for the day, then spent some more time surfing the internet... and somehow managing to buy $20 worth of Kindle books just for a $5 credit towards my account (deal lasts until 1/28, I think).  Following, I went out to lunch with my Dad, then hung out with my parents for a little while before slinking back to my reading "duties."

It's funny how one always laments not having enough time to read... and yet, given a whole weekend off, with plans and a readathon... I end up looking for other things to do.  I'm not sure how my mind works, but I'm only slightly miffed by my own procrastination.  Every time 24in48 rolls around, I vow to spend at least ten or twelve hours the first day reading so that I have a fighting chance of reaching twenty-four hours of reading by the next day...  But every time, I end up getting distracted and only get about four hours of reading done.  By then, I have no chance of reaching that twenty-four hour goal.

Aw well...  It's all in the fun spirit of the game anyway.

Of course, while I was doing laundry and splurging on books, I let my audio book play in the background (stuff in Fantastica is getting a bit sticky!).  So at least I've made a little bit more progress.  I've even read another chapter of Lethal White, which used nine minutes of my time only.

As far as stats go, I spent about another hour reading (1:06:46 hours, to be exact, give or take a few seconds).

Running totals:
-- Time spent reading:  1:59:35
-- Pages read:  39
-- Minutes listened to:  57
-- Books finished:  0

If I can stop being distracted, I hope I can at least get another four or six hours of reading done.  At the least, I'm kind of hoping to make some more progress into Lethal White as well as getting back to Mr. Ridley.  But as First World Bookish Problems go, I can't read both books at the same time, so I'm going to have to find a comfy compromise somewhere.  Maybe getting to 30% of Lethal White then jumping back into Mr. Ridley... or jumping back into Mr. Ridley, breezing through it (since it's a pretty short book in comparison), then getting back to Lethal White.

Decisions, decisions...

 

 

Books Read


As of this update, I have not finished reading any books.

 

 

Currently Reading

 


The Neverending Story by Michael Ende // narrated by Gerard Doyle
822 minutes / 559 minutes listened to pre-readathon
Progress:  616 minutes listened to
-- 0 minutes listened to @ Hour 8
-- 57 minutes listened to @ Hour 16

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
656 pages / 92 pages read pre-readathon
Progress:  131 pages read
-- 33 pages read @ Hour 8
-- 6 pages read @ Hour 16

The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
346 pages / 114 pages read pre-readathon
Progress:  114 pages read
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 8
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 16

Mr. Ridley by Delilah Marvelle
282 pages / 56 pages read pre-readathon
Progress:  56 pages read
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 8
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 16

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2019/01/24in48-january-2019-readathon-hour_26.html
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text 2019-01-26 14:00
24in48 January 2019 Readathon: Hour Eight Update

 

... for real this time!

 

Beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, readers read for 24 hours out of that 48 hour period.  You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, 4 hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six 4 hour sessions with 4 hour breaks in between; whatever you’d like.



I have conveniently scheduled this update to go up at Hour 8 of the 24in48 readathon, if only because I stayed up way later than I had anticipated, doing such things as reading, watching YouTube videos, reading news articles, and playing mobile games.  Knowing full well that I was ready to crash and that I wouldn't be awake by 8:00 A.M. to post this much coveted (coveted by me, really) update, I'd decided to just finalize and schedule it for posting, then go to sleep.

In the past, I would plan for updates to go up at 8 hour intervals, but my plans are always foiled.  I'm determined to have an Hour 8 update this year!  (My rationale... there is none.  So don't mind me.)

Meanwhile, I had meant to read from Mr. Ridley, but ended up immersed in chapters of Lethal White instead, reading about 33 pages (~5%) of the book in around 53 minutes.  In the grander scheme of things, I'm sure that doesn't sound like a whole lot, but the book is 656 pages long (Kindle edition), so I feel like I've made a bit of progress.

Once again, I'm tracking my hours read with a stopwatch this time around, so the exact time I spent reading, give or take a few seconds, was 52:48:59.

Now that I've had my Hour 8 Update, I will strive for an Hour 16 Update... maybe.  Again, my stubborn determination makes sense to no one... probably not even me.

Happy reading everyone!

 

 

Books Read


As of this update, I have not finished reading any books.

 

 

Currently Reading

 


The Neverending Story by Michael Ende // narrated by Gerard Doyle
822 minutes / 559 minutes listened to pre-readathon
Progress:  559 minutes listened to
-- 0 minutes listened to @ Hour 8

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
656 pages / 92 pages read pre-readathon
Progress:  125 pages read
-- 33 pages read @ Hour 8

The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
346 pages / 114 pages read pre-readathon
Progress:  114 pages read
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 8

Mr. Ridley by Delilah Marvelle
282 pages / 56 pages read pre-readathon
Progress:  56 pages read
-- 0 pages read @ Hour 8

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2019/01/24in48-january-2019-readathon-hour.html
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text 2019-01-26 12:47
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