Sunday, February 10, 2013

24 Hour Readathon v.2

24 Hour Readathon v.2 is complete!

Money raised: £160
Pages read: 1341

All my thanks to you for supporting my readathon and the Scottish Association for Mental Health!

Lots of love xo

18:00 - 00:00The last two and a half hours were so slow - an epic battle against sleep: triumph!

Pages read:
No One Belongs Here More Than You - Miranda July
What is the What - Dave Eggers (48 pages)

12:30 - 18:00
Reading been slowing the past few hours - lots of caffeine needed!

Pages read:
No One Belongs Here More Than You - Miranda July (38 pages)
True Things About Me - Deborah Kay Davies
Elsewhere:Here - Short Stories

Beverage Support:
2 mugs of tea
1 espresso
250ml energy drink

06:00 - 12:30
Whoo hoo! I have hit £160 donations! Thank you for your help! Let's see if we can push it higher!

Pages read:
Elsewhere: Here - Short Stories (85 pages)
The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
Diary of a Bad Year - J.M Coetzee

Beverage Support:
1 mug of tea
1 coffee

00:00 - 06:00:
Pages read: Girl Meets Boy - Ali Smith;
Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel
Diary of a Bad Year - J.M Coetzee (23 pages) [And I'm glad I decided to read this one earlier in the day because there are pages where there are three different narrative threads going on at once!]

23.50 - Okay, had about 4 and a half hours of sleep (guesstimation, as I know I didn't sleep well with the hours that I had, but likely it was less that this), had a quick shower, and now with a large mug of tea and a bowl of bran flakes. Here we go!

It's nearly time! In five minutes I am going to bed, so that I'm bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to begin my readathon at midnight (GMT).
The rules of the readathon are - read, always read. Even when eating or drinking, I will be reading. Constantly. The only time I get to put a book down is when I need to wash my hands. That is all.

This will be where I make my updates on my progress, and I will give myself a quick minute every six hours to do so. I won't have time to be constantly tweeting the action, so any support that can be done on my behalf would be much appreciated.

So here it is. 17.09 on 10 Feb 2013. This is the page to make donations - so far I've made £140 of the £150 target, but I'd love to push that further! Thank you so much for all your support so far - so much love goes out to you for it!

Now it's bedtime. Back in seven hours for the main event!