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#readathon: getting ready to rumble

#readathon: getting ready to rumble

Local start time: 13:00
Hours spent reading: 0
Pages read: 0
Books finished: 0
Feeling: ready for action!
Raised for charity: £129.00

I’m going to stress, sleeping is not a failure. I thoroughly recommend a nap, especially for those of us starting in the afternoon. It’s just since I am reading for charity, my boyfriend came up with a forfeit system to encourage me to raise more money. I am only glad that he budged on making me read Jordan’s biography and instead, for every hour I sleep, I will have to read 60 pages of Zoella’s book (which I might even like considering it’s ghost-written). I am reading in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society again, and donation links are all over the place if you’d like to help out.

I will donate:
£1 for every hour I stay awake
1p for every page read

Josh is staying up with me and having his own code-athon. It’s possibly top secret stuff, so I won’t say what he’s working on just yet. Just in case one of you pinches the idea and sells it to Facebook for $1billion… He’ll also be making me coffee, playing games and reading if he needs a break from the code.

I’ll be aiming to post an update here every 4 hours or so, plus I’ll be on Instagram and Twitter throughout. Find out more about the readathon at

P.S. Don’t forget to pee!

I’m Reading for Alzheimer’s – Donate Here

Starting Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
By the sea in Bournemouth, England.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I only just read Daughter of Smoke and Bone the other week (I know, I know) so I am looking forward to Days of Blood and Starlight which I bought just for readathon.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
We’re dieting so readathon means I actually get to be a little bit naughty! Josh is currently making cinnamon buns, I can’t wait! We are ordering pizza for dindins but we also have some new-fangled tortilla Pringles. Even the healthy option watermelon looks good from where I’m sitting…

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I am the owner of a 5 legged leaf insect called Steve McQueen. I have been blogging for 4 years and read a wide range of books but lean towards SFF and YA. Or my books lean towards me, there are towering piles everywhere. I break software for a living.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
I reckon I’m getting this readathon lark down to an art form. I wasn’t reading for charity last time, so I guess I’ll make more of an effort to read longer. I’m also hosting a mini-challenge (not Book Jenga this time, something different). Check in at Hour 20!

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  1. Anonymous

    Anna and the French Kiss is a super fast read, it's such a good idea for the readathon. And you can never go wrong with Neil Gaiman, obviously. Good luck today!

  2. Cathérine Mester

    Happy Reading!

  3. Lisa (Lisa's World of Books)

    hey there! I am cheering today with Team Mr. Popper! It is a pleasure to meet you and have a great read-a-thon and code-a-thon.

  4. Unknown

    Best of luck, enjoy the day & happy reading!

  5. Celine

    Ooo, combining a readathon and a code-athon… I should propose that to my boyfriend next time.

    Good luck and happy reading today, Ellie!

  6. Anonymous

    Anna and the French Kiss….aaaah, swoon! I hope you love it as much as I did. I don't have a TBR picked out, I am just going to wing it. I love that you are donating. I did that my 1st ever readathon. I should have done it again.

  7. Bookish

    Ooh, I have tortilla Pringles too! Good luck with the reading 🙂

  8. CaroG

    Very nice choices of books and good job pairing this event with a great cause! Have fun! #TeamMrPopper

  9. Anonymous

    That is a fun idea to have to read for every hour you sleep – though sleep is important, it makes it more fun. Happy reading!

  10. Elizabeth -

    How's your day going? Awesome that you're reading for charity. Happy reading! #TeamPopper

  11. Ellie

    AHAHAHA a Zoella forfeit system. I love it. 😀

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