24in48 read-a-thon 2018

I’m so excited for the 24 in 48 read-a-thon this weekend – I’m on my own all weekend, I have no plans, and I have a million books I’m dying to get to. Perfect for a read-a-thon.

I’m in England, so I’ll be using GMT. It’s actually 1:27am on 27 January 2018 as I write this, so technically the read-a-thon has already started for me. I couldn’t sleep, so I got out of bed to come and read for a bit.

I’ve decided that I’m going to aim for 12 hours over the whole weekend as there’s no way I can do 24, realistically. I’d like to get a review written at some point as well.

I’m using the timetracker App that I keep on my phone to use for work. It’s really simple to use and it’s not possible to accidentally delete your time, which is helpful!

Updates will be posted here so keep checking back!

1:27am (Hour Two)

Time spent reading: 47 minutes
Books read from: 1 book – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Pages read: 66 pages
Time spent blogging: 12 minutes

9:24am (Hour Nine)

Time spent reading: 47 minutes
Books read from: 1 book – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Pages read: 66 pages
Time spent blogging: 22 minutes

So I went back to bed and I’ve just stumbled up again. I got about two hours sleep last night and I’m still fuzzy on painkillers. I’m not sure yet if this is going to help or hinder my reading process, but we’ll find out!

I’ve just noticed that for some reason, we do the challenges by filling in Google Forms this time, which seems a little strange. How can we comment on other people’s answers? I guess it makes it easier to pick prize winners.I’ve done that, but I’m going to do them here as well.

Intro Survey


Hanna. Hello!

Where are you from, where are you now, and what’s the furthest from home you traveled in the past year?

I’m from West Yorkshire, England, near Haworth where the Bronte’s live. I’m still there today, via a sojourn to University. The furthest I’ve travelled recently is a holiday to Iceland.

Have you done the ‘thon before? How many times?! If it’s your first time with us, where did you hear about the Readathon?

Yes, just once. I joined in last Summer, but I was trying to move house at the time so I only managed 6 or 7 hours overall. Still better than I would have done without joining in though, so I didn’t mind 🙂

Are you readathon-ing alone? If not, who are you doing the Readathon with?

I’m physically alone until about 4:30ish. I wish it was for longer, but apparently ‘go away, I need to read in the virtual company of strangers online,’ does not encourage family members to sit on the doorstep until I’m done.

My friend Charlotte is also joining in though, and I imagine I’ll check in with her later.

Do you have a stack, or are you winging it? OR what book are you kicking the Readathon off with?

I’m winging it, mostly. I do want to finish All the Light We Cannot See, which I was already part-way through. It’s not ideal read-a-thon fodder because it’s quite dense and heavy, but never mind.

Right, I’m off to go get myself some tea and start this morning’s reading. Have fun everyone!

10:54am (Hour Thirty-Four)

Time spent reading: 4 hours 54 minutes
Books read from: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Pages read: 366 pages and 97, respectively = 463
Time spent blogging: 27 minutes

Ugh, this isn’t going anywhere near as well as I’d hoped. Between being ill yesterday and ending up with surprise plans today, there’s no way I’m going to meet my target of 12 hours. I’m heading out now, but I’ll be home about 5pm, so I suppose I’ll have sometime this evening.

Trying to focus on the fact that I’ve definitely read more than I would have without the readathon, so there’s that 🙂


  1. Don’t pressure yourself too much, lovely! At least you finished All the Light We Cannot See, so congratulations for that! <3

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