Twenty one hours in, and it's going well! I certainly haven't read non-stop, tidying, food shopping, and banking got in the way, but even so it's been a lovely, quiet day.
So far - I finished Hunchback of Notre Dame (at midnight I was on page 350 - I'd been reading it all day Sunday), and read all of Lucky Jim. I also, as you know, read 'The General Prologue' of The Canterbury Tales, and I've also made a very small start with Discipline and Punish by Foucault. So, my page count is about 430 pages.
Must say - many people begin their book reviews by sharing the opening paragraph of the book. With Discipline and Punish I most certainly will not be doing that. It is astonishingly grim, and describes in explicit detail the execution of a prisoner. From what I can gather from the few pages, Foucault is highlighting the change of the focus of punishment from the body to the mind or soul. I have only read a few pages, and I've never done too well with Foucault, so don't pay too much attention to that analysis. But, coupled with the end of Hunchback (Disney lied and how!), it's all rather grim! Thank God for Chaucer, he saved the day! As for Lucky Jim - all I can say was it wasn't my cup of tea.
I don't think, given how today has gone, that my plans for this readathon have been terribly ambitious. Tomorrow, having see where I get with Discipline, I'll add a few more books. For now, it's nearly ten o' clock (so twenty-two hours in, not twenty-one as I said), I'm going to make a hot drink and go to bed. Perhaps Foucault isn't the most sensible bed time read, so I may turn to Nicholas Nikleby. I'm looking forward to tomorrow - I have a tidy house, all the ingredients for a Sunday Dinner (yes, I know it's Tuesday tomorrow!), and the whole day to read!
Hope everyone else is enjoying their readathon!