Sunday, 22 April 2012

Dewey's Read-A-Thon: Last Update

There's one hour and six minutes left to go, however I think I've achieved everything I wanted to, and besides, I keep falling asleep! I'm done.

So, here's a breakdown:

Number of pages read: 2606
Number of books read: 11
Books I read:
  1. Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy
  2. Goethe's Faust Part Two
  3. Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
  4. Wodehouse's Jeeves in the Offing
  5. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
  6. Turgenev's Fathers and Sons
  7. Dostoyevsky's Netochka Nezvanova
  8. Cleland's Fanny Hill
  9. Satre's Nausea 
  10. James's The Europeans
  11. Zafón's The Shadow of the Wind
Favourite book: I think either Anne of Green Gables or Netochka Nezvanova.
Least favourite: The Shadow of the Wind

Aside from this, I didn't keep track of breaks etc. I read when I ate, and I was online very briefly. So, this really has been a 24 hour thing!
And, with that, I'm off to bed! 11am here now, and even though there's just an hour to go, I honestly cannot do it! But it really has been great fun. So, I suppose I'll catch you all on Monday! Hope everyone else enjoyed it, too :)

Update: Well, typically, I made my cup of coffee before I went to sleep, ended up reading a little of White Teeth, and here I am, 12:00pm - I've done the full 24 hours! And now I must sleep.

8 comments:

  1. 11 books is amazing! I've read one and 128 pages of the second, but to be fair I have only been reading about 5 hours :-/ bit of a readathon fail, but oh well. Well done you!!

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  2. Wow! Consider me impressed. I could never imagine myself reading that man books in a 24 hour read-a-thon. I'm much too slow and too easily distracted. I hope you enjoyed all that wonderful reading!

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  3. 2606 pages? You could have read War & Peace AND Clarissa. Or most of them. WOW!

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  4. Thanks everyone, and Jillian - to be honest, I think in 24 hours I would have got through, say, a half MAX of Clarissa. You know yourself - tiny single spaced print - could not be done. I think it took me 6 weeks or so if I remember correctly, obviously not 24 hours a day, and that was pushing it a bit!

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  5. WHOA. That's a lot of reading--congrats! I participated in the last readathon and couldn't stay awake much past midnight. I'm truly impressed.

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  6. wow, i can't believe you read so much in a 24 hour period! that is extremely impressive! how fast do you read about 100 pages, on average?

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  7. I honestly don't know, it depends on the book. If I hate it, as I hated one or two there, I read at great speed! Plus, as well, as I said somewhere, I did read for almost a straight 24 hours, only five or ten mins off here and there.

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  8. You cannot be entirely human, you have to have some divine blood from one of your ancestors who was...let's say Zeus? I am so impressed I think I have to make up a new word for it because "impressed" doesn't express what I feel at all.
    Consider myself bowing to you, bowing to the ground!

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