Readathon Hour … 14???

I’ve never gone this far into a readathon without an update before–today’s been surprisingly full, considering all I meant to do was sit down and read!

I’ve finally finished my first book of the night–Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James. It was exciting at first, but the writing, meant to be Austin-esque, was pretty dense and slow-going, and after a while the story got a little repetitive, as the last third of the book was just a court case recapping everything that happened in the first third of the book. : BUT NEVER FEAR! MORE BOOKS ARE HERE!

First, a couple mini-games/surveys (I wish I’d participated in more throughout the day, there were some really cute ones!)

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?

I’m thinking of either reading the graphic novel Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, or Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, by Douglas Adams. Has anyone read either one? Which should I pick?
2. How many books have you read so far?

SIIIGH. Only 1.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Maaaaybe the Douglas Adams book. I’m just hoping I can get through a couple MORE books; I wasn’t expecting that first one to take so long.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Ugh, yes. My dad sat outside with me to CHAT for an hour, and I was guilted into going on a grocery store run with my mom that ate up another hour or two. Once everyone goes to bed, I’ll have a full night of uninterrupted reading goodness though, so hopefully I can make up for lost time.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

I’ve had probably the best cheerleaders of any readathon I’ve ever participated today–and the creativity and ABUNDANCE of mini-games was really impressive too. I need to make more of an effort, in this second half, of talking to people and enjoying the community–it’s so easy to get wrapped up in reading and forget one of the most fun parts of the event!



(The challenge: to pick 4-5 books of the same colors and post a picture!)


I picked orange covers! (and a selection of oranges spines — bonus points??)

That’s it for now! I’ll either update this post with more mini games as the night progresses, or make a new one. Right now, it’s time to crack open another book and get serious here. *dons reading cap* Keep reading, everyone!


Hour 15 Spine Poetry Mini Challenge!



as I lay dying

have mercy.

invitation to a beheading–

darkness at noon.



2 thoughts on “Readathon Hour … 14???

  1. ejmam

    You and I both had very grim poems! I also stalled on Death at Pemberly, despite really looking forward to it. I ended up skipping to the end, then browsing back through the middle, and finally called it a DNF because I never got a sense of it as a whole.


    1. yellowhairedrobot

      Yeaaah, the book definitely ended as a disappointment to me. I was so looking forward to it, too! It became so repetitive though and the characterizations were so lazy. I’m always on the hunt for an Austen sequel that will satiate my need for more story while not utterly embarrassing me, but … so far, haven’t found it!


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