Updated at: 13:00

Hours spent reading: 16.5

Books finished: 3

Pages read: 886

Books: Moonstruck: Magic to Brew + Across the Green Grass Fields + Rule of Wolves

Welcome to my update post for this weekend’s 24 Hour Readathon. Drop me a link to your blog in the comments and I’ll come round to cheer.


Local time: 13:00

I finished Rule of Wolves right on the dot of 1pm. I really hope the ending means what I think it means and this isn’t the final Grishaverse book. Really enjoyed it though and hopefully I’ll get to watch Shadow and Bone later.

Finishing Survey:

How would you assess your reading overall?

I enjoyed getting sucked into a long book though I always feel more accomplished if I read shorter ones. The important thing was I love all three books I read. Woo!

Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it?

I was going to do more blog hopping but I kinda got distracted on Instagram. I did plan to read till 1am before sleeping and I managed that.

What was your favorite snack?


Wanna volunteer for our next event?

I probably will as I felt a bit bad not offering to help this time round.

Hour Twenty:

Local time: 08:00

Am awake again! I had a about six hours sleep and am about halfway through Rule of Wolves, so finishing that will be my main target for the rest of the readathon.

Hour Twelve:

Local time: 00:00

A quick update before I drift off to sleep with a book on my head. I’m going to try and read for another hour but my eyes are starting to get tired. I’m currently reading Rule of Wolves and would totally read it all night long if I still had the powers of staying up late.

P.S. I totally got Zoya mixed up with another character when I was doing the D&D challenge earlier. Oops.

Hour Eight:

Local time: 20:00

I haven’t read that much since my last update, have been checking out everyone’s Instagram updates and having dinner (turkey fajitas). I have a read a little bit of Rule of Wolves too.

For those that have asked to see her, here’s Scully looking annoyed that she hasn’t been able to eat my snacks this time round. She did get a little bit of sour cream at dinner though.

Dungeons & Dragons Stereotypes Mini Challenge

Hosted by Purple Owl Reviews, I’m going to make my adventuring party based on characters in the books I’ve been reading today.

Bard – Has incredible charisma and skills but uses them all for flirting: Nikolai from Rule of Wolves

Cleric – Designated healer even though they can do so much more: Reagan from Across the Green Grass Fields

Ranger – Underappreciated because it takes them so long to get powerful: Julie from Moonstruck

Rogue – Kleptomaniac emo: Zoya from Rule of Wolves

Warlock – Frequently needs to rest: Chet from Moonstruck (honestly, they’re more of a Bard but I wanted to invite them too).

Hour Five:

Local time: 17:00

Woo, two centaur themed books finished already! Moonstruck is an adorable comic and I will definitely be hunting down the next few volumes. Loved the artwork and characters, plus it had books, coffee and snacks so seemed perfectly paired for starting off a readathon.

I also read Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire, where Reagan finds herself in a world populated by all the hooved creatures from myth. This is one of the standalone Wayward Children books and I loved that this horse-mad girl got sent to this world. Sad as always when you know what will happen to them…

Have eaten far too many stroopwafels. I will need to take a break soon to eat some more nutritious food.

Hour One:

Local time: 13:00

It’s time to readathon, baby! I’ve been for a walk and eaten lunch so I should be able to read uninterrupted all afternoon now. Bliss. Check out my readathon TBR post for my full stack. I think I’m going to start off slowly with one of the comics.

Opening Survey!

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

Hampshire, UK

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

Rule of Wolves, though it is chunky so might not get through it.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?


4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’ve been blogging here at Curiosity Killed the Bookworm for ten whole year and doing readathons for just as long. I have a Labrador called Scully (the X-Files one, not Brooklyn 99 although she is starting to more resemble the latter) and test software for a living. I read a bit of everything but mostly fantasy and science fiction.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, whatโ€™s one thing youโ€™ll do different today?ย 

I didn’t volunteer for anything this time round. I loved co-hosting but it takes a chunk out of my reading time and I wanted to spend more time blog hopping this time.