Saturday, 27 April 2013

#Readathon - T Minus 3 Hours

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon is here! I am starting early (at 10am local time) so I can take some hours out in the night to sleep.

THE BOOKS


Me and Hannah said we'd read The Iron King together which probably means we'll both forget about it completely (I did miss it off my intitial Twitter photo of The Pile). Also featured are two Kitty the werewolf books because I think series are a great readathon option, especially if you're already familiar with the characters and world. Less brain effort involved. The Jasper Fforde is there because I gave out The Eyre Affair for World Book Night and realised I still hadn't read them all. The Rising; YA and the last in a trilogy, should be easy. Gallic Books have been a winner in previous readathons especially as so many of their translations are short. New Sophie Kinsella. And to be productive, there's my next book group read Care of Wooden Floors (which everyone seems to love). I may also dip in and out of my Kindle for some digital shorts and if you find me reading A Game of Thrones at some point, it's OK I've not fallen into sleep deprived delirium. I started reading it after getting sucked into the TV show, but only a few chapters a day. I reckon I already know the story so it doesn't matter if I zone out.

I won't read all of these of course. Four books seems to be the magic number for me, but I have picked a particularly easy pile.

THE SNACKS

I know, this is what you're really interested in. Please don't fall off your chairs in shock, it's really quite healthy. Carrot, cucumber and celery sticks to dip into hummus and red pepper and goat's cheese dip, wasabi peanut crackers and some random baby tomatos. I also have bananas, teacakes to toast and rice krispy squares. Never fear, I have a pizza in the fridge for dinner (and a lot of cheese should the hunger strike).

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate? That is THE question.

If you don't normally drink caffeine then it's best to leave the espressos for a last resort. On the other hand, if you're a huge addict, now is not the time to cut back; you'll only end up with a headache and feeling irritated. Not a good way to spend the readathon.

See you on the other side (or in 3 hours when it actually starts)!

8 comments:

  1. Looks like a great stack of books! Happy reading!

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  2. Good luuuuuck! I'm starting at 1pm I think, but I'll still be sleeping as normal because I have work both days... My first goal will be to finish Care of Wooden Floors, and then after that I'm not sure. Carry on reading my other current read, I think, and decide whether to pick up something read-a-thon easy when I get home after work??? Have fun - and do sneak in some naughty snacks in between the vegetables, you're making me look bad... *eyes custard Danish and blushes* ;)

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  3. You're well prepared! Hope you have a great read-a-thon. I'm about ready to start too, but I didn't buy or prepare any specific snacks. Will I regret it in the end? :-)

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  4. Your snacks look great! As do the books of course :) I'm thinking of starting early as well, it's so hard to do stuff other than reading on a Saturday!

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  5. I was thinking of getting started on The Iron King when I've finished The Wish List.. unless I get distracted by something else, I am craving historical fiction at the moment!

    So jealous of your snacks (says the girl with home baked cookies). I have real trouble finding healthy foods that don't make me want to vomit, hense I'm sending Dan in search of oranges in a little bit! :D

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  6. Looks like so much fun! Hope you enjoy the books you read :-) Your snacks also look really yummy, yay for wasabi peas!

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    1. O.O That rhymed a bit lol. Unintentional! xD

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  7. Oh I missed the fact you started early! Hope you're enjoying your first book and yay for wasabi'ing anything. :)

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