Saturday, January 5, 2013
Classics Club Readathon
The Classics Club 'first ever' readathon begins at 8 am EST January 5, 2013.
If I've figured out the time difference correctly that is 3 am Sunday 6, New Zealand time, and as I have no intention of losing my beauty sleep means I will be a little late to the party. Not that I could manage 24 hours anyway and will be happy to aim for 10 - 12. Hopefully it will be a nice, quiet Sunday with no unexpected distractions.
What I read will depend on how I feel at the time but I plan on beginning with a 20th century Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay. It's a reread and at only 186p I can be confident of finishing it and then I'll choose between....
Finishing Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett
Starting a reread of Wuthering Heights or Rebecca
It's going to be fun and I shall add progress updates to this post as I go along.
6.45 am - Good morning, readathoners!
Name and Blog: I'm Cat and my blog is Tell Me A Story
Snacks and Beverages of Choice: It's going to be a hot summer's day so lots and lots of water and the always necessary cups of tea. Right now as I start the say it's tea and toast.
Where are you reading from today? Cambridge, New Zealand and I hope to spend a good part of the reading outside in a shady spot.
What are your goals for the Readathon? I don't really have any. I'll be happy if nothing comes along to distract me and I can spend my day reading........and reading.
What book(s) are you planning on reading? See above
Are you excited? Definitely :-)
11.30 am.......I began reading at 8am and have just finished Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay.(186p) I'd forgotten what a wonderfully eerie atmosphere it has and really enjoyed rereading it.
A short break for coffee and a muffin with Hubby before he went off on his day out. Having another now to exercise the legs , rest the eyes and visit more readathoners. Lunch is last nights leftovers waiting in the fridge for when I get hungry - prawn rice pilaf and salad.
Next up is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier - I actually started this yesterday so will be reading from p200 to the end.
4pm..........I'm flagging! The heat this afternoon has been oppressive and at times it's been a struggle to stay awake. Consumed lots of a water and a banana. My eyes are also feeling the strain so I'm taking a couple of hours time out and Hubby and I will go out for a bite to eat. Have 54p of Rebecca to go.
Monday morning closing thoughts............Overall I don't think readathons are for me. I really enjoyed the morning and my first book but I didn't like having to rush on and read something else with no time to think about and assimilate what I'd just read.
I hadn't realized how much the continuous reading would affect my eyes and that became a real problem during the afternoon.
I did enjoy the group feeling and visiting other readathoners during the day.
Thanks to the Classics Club moderators for organising this event for us and to those who took the time to leave a comment here.