Monday, 21 March 2016

Spring 2016 Re-Read-a-Thon: Day One

Pages Read:
Books Read From: Something Rotten (Thursday Next #3) by Jasper Fforde
Total Books Finished: 0
Total Pages Read: 100

Why yes, I am using Parma Violets as a bookmark.

Yay, it's the first day of the re-read-a-thon! And, against all read-a-thon precedent, I'm actually doing quite well on the first day. I'm as shocked as you.

It being a Monday, I have of course been to work. It's almost the end of the financial year, which means it's been absolutely manic and we've all been working long hours. Today though, I just couldn't face it and I went home at the unusually early hour of 5:10pm.

This freed up some reading time for me, especially after I... might have got on the wrong train. I know, I know. In my defence, I've jumped on the same train at the same platform at the same time for more than year, but today a completely different train rolls up and I naively settle down in my chair. I picked up Something Rotten, became completely engrossed and didn't even notice that we weren't heading in the right direction until we pulled into a completely alien station. Ooops.

Something Rotten, though. I love these books. I'm starting this re-read with Book Three of the Thursday Next series because I reread the other two reasonably recently but then get distracted.

If you haven't read this series, I really recommend it. It begins with The Eyre Affair, and it's essentially about Thursday Next, who can jump into books and eventually joins JurisFiction, the Inter-Book Policing Agency. All sorts of characters pop up, from Miss Havisham to Mrs Tiggywinkle, and they're so well thought-out and funny.

I'm hoping to get a little more reading done tonight (I'm at 80 pages and it's 9:23pm - that's quite a lot for me lately) because I won't have much chance tomorrow. I'm off to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the theatre with my mother :) 

How's your first day of re-reading going?


  1. Parma Violets, HA. What are you, 80? *she says, readjusting her slippers and secretly thinking that pear drops are vastly superior*

    You managed to read more than I did yesterday, despite having crazy work and train issues... I am ashamed. Have a lovely time at Joseph! MAY I RETUUUURN TO THE BEGIIIINNING... *aaaaaaaah*... Okay I'll stop now.

  2. I've heard a lot about this series of books, although never read it myself. It sounds like you've got off to a better than expected start with the re-read.

    If I were to use Perma Violets as a bookmark, I'd have no bookmark by the time I'd read less than five pages. Haha!


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