Readathon – Better Late Than Never!

I wasn’t going to participate in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon but the peer pressure (and bad weather) have gotten to me. I’m going to do it, and I’m not alone. For the first time ever, my daughter will participating as well. And we will be reading to raise money for a new playground at her school.

Sophia will be focusing on a tome of a book, Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson (520 pages!!).

My list of potential books includes:


As we are reading for charity, we will raise 10p per page, to a maximum of £20 to go to Sciennes Primary School Playground Improvement.

Bout of Books 10


So this is my first Bout of Books. Do I have a plan? NO! Should I? YES!

I’ve cleared my schedule to a certain extent so I can dedicate myself to reading. That being said, my daughter has her school Swim-a-thon, which I’m chaperoning. I don’t have my schedule yet, but it goes on all week. And my mom is coming to visit.

My goal is to read 3-4 books. The candidates are:

  • The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland – oops, finished this before the bout started!
  • Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston  – done!
  • Smoke River by Krista Foss
  • Festival of Earthly Delights by Matt Dojny
  • Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger
  • and something from my TBR Challenge list

I’m also hoping to take part in two Twitter chats. This post is will be a sticky and will catalog my daily progress. Good luck to all! MONDAY – 120 pages read. TUESDAY – 100 pages read. WEDNESDAY – 172 pages read.

THURSDAY – Best day yet!! 229 pages read.

  • finished Landing Gear.

FRIDAY – 148 pages read. Mostly outside, in the sun.

  • started The Festival of Earthly Delights.