Readathon Mid-Event Update


I was having technical difficulties getting my photos to upload, but it’s all good now. Time for the mid-Readathon update, questions courtesy of the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon site:

1. What are you reading right now?

I’m about 80% done with Carry On. I love it. I’m at the point where I want to finish it, but I also don’t, because then it will be over. I love the way the romance is being handled–it’s extremely sweet.
2. How many books have you read so far?

I’ve only finished one (The Wicked and the Divine, Volume 1: The Faust Act). It’s a graphic novel, which I’ve only read a few of. I liked it–the illustrations were well-done, and I like the premise about gods reincarnating as pop stars–but graphic novels always feel too short to me. I always end up feeling like I wish they’d been written as regular books and I could just keep reading them.

Also, in my defense of only having read one book so far: Carry On is a long book. I’m on page 413, though, which isn’t too shabby! And I tried to listen some to The Girl With All the Gifts, but I just don’t like it that much. I’m on disc 5 of 11. I want to quit. Should I? I can’t decide.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I’m going to finish Carry On, even though I know I’ll be sad once it ends. Then I think maybe I’ll pick back up with A Red-Rose Chain, or maybe get back into The Shadow of the Wind instead. Not sure what my mood will be like!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Not as many as I thought–it’s actually been really nice to sort of procrastinate everything else and just focus entirely on reading for a day. Interruptions have mostly consisted of texting, laundry, and eating, and I watched half an episode of Scandal while doing those things.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How much I love it! I mean, I know I love reading, and I’m obsessive about tracking my reading and picking out my next books, but normally I can’t read more than a few hours in a row–I get restless and always feel like there are tasks that need doing. Promising myself not to do that was actually a big relief and I haven’t felt restless at all.

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