On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

Good morning read-a-thon-ers! I will admit that despite my excitement I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. Neither my roommate nor I were very excited about my alarm going off this morning. She’s still asleep, and my warm bed is calling to me!

First of all, I do want to thank anybody that stops by today to cheer me on. I will not be replying to comments today but THANK YOU for commenting! I appreciate it!

Second, I’m still not sure how much updating I will doing throughout the day. I do not want to clutter people’s readers or inbox and I really want to spend the majority of the day reading. I will probably updating every couple of hours or so.

Finally, I weaved together a couple of book bloggers’ update format and came up with the one below. It could change over the day depending on what I decide works for me.

Hour: 1

Time: 8:00am EST

Read since last update: N/A

Brief thoughts on what I’ve read: N/A

Pages read since last update: N/A

Running total of pages read since I’ve started: N/A

Amount of time spent reading since last update: N/A

Running total of time spent reading since I’ve started: N/A

Amount of time spent not reading since I’ve started: N/A

Other Readathon-related activities: N/A

Where I stand overall:

  • An Interrupted Life (Etty Hillesum) — 105/281 pages
  • War on the Margins (Libby Cone) — 0/337 pages
  • Refuge in Hell (Daniel B. Silver) — 109/331 pages
  • Beatrice and Virgil (Yann Martel) — 0/214 pages
  • The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) —  0/167 pages
  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana (Gayle Tzemach Lemon) — 0/253 pages
  • The Order Has Been Carried Out (Alessandro Portelli) — 0/330 pages
  • Saving Fish from Drowning (Amy Tan) — 0/474 pages
  • A Cup of Friendship (Deborah Rodriguez) — 33/291 pages
  • House Rules (Jodi Picoult) —0/532 pages

For a little about why I chose each book, please see my initial book selection post. I decided to start my read-a-thon with A Cup of Friendship. I started it last night and have enjoyed what I’ve read so far. It’s been a while since I read a book set in the Middle East.

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