24hr Read-A-Thon: Progress

There  are over 400 people participating in this weekend’s read-a-thon.  I participated for the first time last year and it was a blast.  It’s been a bit difficult focusing on reading for the first 12 hrs. Family and other issues have distracted me.  But I’m still getting in some reading.  Update:  my read-a-thon is over.


Update #1: Hour 12, midnight GMT

Pages Read: 101 pages

Books Read:  have yet to finished a book

Current Read: Still on Mr Happy and the Hammer of God

Thoughts on Current Read:  Loving it!

Other:  I’m off to cheer on quite a number of readers.  But I plan on finishing this collection of short stories.


Update #2: Hour 18, 6 am GMT

Pages Read: 175 pages

Books Read:  Mr Happy and the Hammer of God

Current Read: Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai

Thoughts on Current Read:  Okay

Other:  Cheered on quite a number of readers then promptly went to bed.  Hoping to finish second book before end of the read-a-thon


Update #3: Hour 24, 11:37 am GMT

Pages Read: 308

Books Read:  Mr Happy and the Hammer of God and Clear Light of Day

Other: Not as successful as last year’s April event.  But I’m really glad that I took part.  I desperately needed to jumpstart my reading.



  1. Congratulations on participating in the read-a-thon and doing so well. I missed out this year but it looks like you had a great time! Glad to see it.


  2. Didn’t hear of it perhaps it was for the best. I read less than 10 pages over the weekend. With all the baby-sitting on my hands. I am almost two-weeks into a 184-page novel I could have read in a day.

    Looking forward to reading your thoughts on Mr Happy and the Hammer of God. Personally, I think it is one of the best short-story collections by a single author I have read. It’s thought-provoking, leaving off pieces for us to judge…


  3. Whoop whoop kinna sorry missed you doing readathon , been busy working and not had computer on , well done , all the best stu


  4. Hope the rest of your Read-a-Thon-ing is as much fun as you’ve had so far. I remember “discovering” your site through last autumn’s event. I hope to be taking part again in the October slot!


  5. The party’s starting to pop
    And you’re already having fun.
    Don’t let the momentum stop
    And get some reading done!

    Hope the second half of the event is wonderful for you!


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