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And the #Readathon begins

Local starting time: 13:00
Hours spent reading: 0
Pages read: 0
Books finished: 0
Feeling: Congested

It’s Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon time again!!! It’s my 7th readathon but the first time I’ll have company. I have roped my boyfriend in to be my butler (and he’s going to be doing some reading too). You can send him encouraging “make Ellie a coffee” messages on Twitter.

I seem to have a Perma-Cold since I started my new job, so hopefully that won’t hamper my reading too much. There will definitely be some sleep involved. I did so well last time, read one more book than normal so I’ve chosen another one with pictures in this time round. Plus one book I’m dying to read and 3 fairly short YA novels. Though really, if I finish two I will be more than happy in my current state.

Josh is planning on finishing A Tale of Two Cities.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Bournemouth, England (not so fine, rather dark and damp at the mo).

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon – SQUEE!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Josh baked me scones! And they smell really good so I’ll be looking forward to tucking into them fairly early on.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I always feel I should put something different here each time.
I’m possibly addicted to fennel seeds (I ran out last week and all the shops were out of stock, it was stressful). I put them in everything.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?

Possibly hacking my lungs up… on a brighter note, having someone to talk to now and then.

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  1. Hanna @ Booking in Heels

    Your SEVENTH read-a-thon? That's impressive! I'm only on my second 24 hour one, but my fourth or fifth overall, I think.

    I don't think it would work very well if I had company for a read-a-thon – I'm too easily distracted when people are around! Although it might be worth it to have a butler…

    Hope you feel better πŸ™‚

    1. Ellie

      He has to go out for a bit later and he has a few things he wants to get done. I think he'll probably be better than me for demanding no distractions. He'll probably tell me off for looking at my phone so much πŸ˜‰

  2. CaroG

    Hope you feel better during the day, good luck!!!

  3. Wanderlust Daydreaming

    This is such a cool idea, I wish I'd known about it earlier! If I didn't have work booked in I would have joined in. Good luck, I hope you start feeling better πŸ™‚

    Abi xo |

  4. Karen

    Scones! They might distract em from the reading though lol

    Good luck! & Josh – please feed Ellie and make her coffee πŸ™‚

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  5. Ellie

    Boys Don't Knit will be an amazing readathon choice. It's super easy to read and so funny, I flew through it in just over a day even at my normal slow reading level! Good luck – and make sure Josh looks after you so you can *cough* nobly continue the readathon despite *cough cough* being extremely ill… Lots of hot drinks and treats are probably in order, for valid medical reasons. πŸ˜›

  6. KaKiJoKoJa

    Glad you have a butler. πŸ˜‰ My hubby has been getting stuff for me and making foods and such as well. Such good men we have. I hope you are having fun!

  7. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    Josh is a saint…Scones! Enjoy the readathon!

    If you need a little singing boost as you read along: Here's Singing My Way Through the Readathon!

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