Sunday, April 10, 2011

All done for another readathon. Final figures are :



Books Read - 6
Pages Read - 259
Total Pages - 1474

Time spent reading - 165mins
Time spent in cat related activities - 5mins

Time spent blogging/online - 10mins

Total time spent reading - 880mins

Books Read :
Baby Yaga Lays an Egg - Dubravka Ugresic
Fairest of All - Serena Valentino
As Puck would have it - Paul Ruditis (Charmed)
Return to Labyrinth v4 - Jake T Forbes & Chris Lie
Legends of the Dark Crystal v2 - Barbara Randall Kesel
The Young Merlin Trilogy 0 Jane Yolen (three books in one volume)

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
When my husband got home around hour 11/12

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
The Young Merlin Trilogy by Jane Yolen was great. A light read with a fun story to keep you going for about 3 hours.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I didn't do any of the mini challenges apart from the first and last as I got caught up in reading, but they always work really well and keep people focused.

5. How many books did you read?
6

6. What were the names of the books you read?
See above

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
I think Fairest of All was my favourite although to be honest I loved them all!

8. Which did you enjoy least?
None, they were all awesome.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
N/A

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I can't remember if this was my third, fourth or fifth but I would definitely sign up for another one as a reader.

Currently Reading : Again not decided what to pick up next. So many fun books to choose from!

Books Read - 5
Pages Read - 416
Total Pages - 1215

Time spent reading - 105mins
Time spent in cat related activities - 5mins

Time spent blogging/online - 10mins

Total time spent reading - 715mins


Now I have finished 5 books (3 novels and 2 mangas) and am undecided again what to read next. I'm debating between The Young Merlin trilogy by Jane Yolen or making a start on Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs...

Currently Reading : Not decided yet, probably a manga next but not sure which one

Books Read - 3
Pages Read - 73
Total Pages - 799

Time spent reading - 50mins
Time spent in cat related activities - 5mins

Time spent blogging/online - 5mins

Total time spent reading - 610mins

I just fininshed my third book, one of the Charmed tie in novels. Am about to start book four but haven't yet decided what to read. Most likely I will pick up a manga or gaphic novel, but not sure which one yet.

urrently Reading : As Puck would have it - Paul Ruditis (Charmed)

Books Read - 2
Pages Read - 128
Total Pages - 726

Time spent reading - 115mins
Time spent eating/cooking - 0mins
Time spent in cat related activities - 10mins

Time spent blogging/online - 10mins


Time spent sleeping - 300mins
Time spent being distracted by drunk husband - 45mins!

Total time spent reading - 560mins

After my husband came home drunk and distracted me I ended up going to bed from 12:15 - 6am. Back reading again for the last hour and should be fine to continue to the end now :)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Currently Reading : As Puck would have it - Paul Ruditis (Charmed)

Books Read - 2
Pages Read - 143
Total Pages - 598

Time spent reading - 70mins
Time spent eating/cooking - 0mins
Time spent in cat related activities - 30mins

Time spent blogging/online - 20mins

Total time spent reading - 450mins


Two books completed now. Fairest of All was a really interesting fairy tale told from the point of view of the Queen in Disney's Snow White. We meet her as a young girl first falling in love with the King and see her through to the end of the film. An interesting perspective.

Currently Reading : Fairest of them all - Serena Valentino


Books Read - 1
Pages Read - 158
Total Pages - 455

Time spent reading - 105mins
Time spent eating/cooking - 0mins
Time spent in cat related activities - 5mins

Time spent blogging/online - 10mins

Total time spent reading - 380mins

I finished my first book and it ended fantastically. Part fiction and part non fiction looking at the stories about Baba Yaga. The book I am reading at the moment looks at the Queen in Snow White and how she becomes the Wicked Stepmother we know form the Disney film.


Loki on my lap and Eris next to me ^_^


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Currently Reading : Baba Yaga Laid an Egg - Dubravka Ugresic
Books Read - 0
Pages Read - 83
Total Pages - 297

Time spent reading - 105mins
Time spent eating/cooking - 0mins
Time spent in cat related activities - 5mins

Time spent blogging/online - 10mins

Total time spent reading - 275mins


I've just about finished my first book which is a mix of fiction and non fiction.


Currently Reading : Baba Yaga Laid an Egg - Dubravka Ugresic
Books Read - 0
Pages Read - 84
Total Pages - 214

Time spent reading - 70mins
Time spent eating/cooking - 30mins
Time spent in cat related activities - 10mins

Time spent blogging/online - 10mins

Total time spent reading - 170mins

Approaching the end of the second hour here are my stats :


Currently Reading : Baba Yaga Laid an Egg - Dubravka Ugresic
Books Read - 0
Pages Read - 130
Total Pages - 130

Time spent reading - 100mins
Time spent eating/cooking - 10mins
Time spent in cat related activities - 10mins

Total time spent reading - 100mins

1)Where are you reading from today?
The front room of my flat just outside London. Alternating between the round chair and the sofa when the cats steal the chair!

2)Three random facts about me…
I think my middle name Jane is really boring
My natural hair colour is blonde (it's currently a purply red colour)
I am addicted to playing Pocket Frogs and this will be a real test not playing it for 24 hours...!

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
One novel for OUAT V challenge
One Fairy Tale Challenge novel
One 11 11 11 Challenge novel
One Manga or Graphic Novel
Anything else I have time for and takes my fancy from the stack I have compiled on the sofa.

4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
As above, I want to read a minimum of three novels and a manga or graphic novel.

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
In the early hours try reading graphic novels and manga. It helps keep you focused as they are short and picture focused.

Friday, April 08, 2011


It's been ages since I last updated. Work is good just very very busy. I'm reading lots though and will eventually get around to putting up some reviews. In the meantime I have signed up for the Once Upon a Time V Challenge here and am really excited to get going on my books! It runs from 21sh March until 20th June and there are a variety of different challenge options. I haven't decide which one I will be doing yet, will just see how many books and I read and slot them in afterwards. I love the genres so am sure I will read lots. I'm not yet putting together a pool, I have so many cool books I could read for this challenge, I am just going to pick what takes my fancy as I go along :)


I will make a good start this weekend during the readatho which I have signed up for again. I can't wait to get started and will put together some books tonight ready for the 1pm UK kick off (I think that's the right time. I think we are GMT+1 now because of BST).