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So, the readathon is over and I’m really pleased with what I managed to achieve despite having to give into age and have a nap this morning. I certainly did much better than my previous participation in 2010.

The final tally is:

  • Currently reading: Bury Her Deep by Catriona McPherson
  • Books finished: 7
  • Pages read: 63
  • Running total of pages read: 1293
  • Amount of time spent reading: 45 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 11 hours 40 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: None
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 2

And in addition to reading some fabulous books I’ve also managed to raise £300 for my selected charity, and that’s before I’ve added my own £10 per book finished. The only thing I would do differently is visit other people’s blogs more but you know what it’s like when you get caught up in good stories. Great fun once again.

Only an hour to go and here’s what I’ve achieved to date:

  • Currently reading: Bury Her Deep by Catriona McPherson
  • Books finished: 7
  • Pages read: 63
  • Running total of pages read: 1230
  • Amount of time spent reading: 50 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 10 hours 55 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: given up on that idea
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 2

Home stretch!

Back in the swing of it all as expected, stats are:

  • Currently reading: The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore
  • Books finished: 6
  • Pages read: 213
  • Running total of pages read: 1167
  • Amount of time spent reading: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 10 hours 05 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: given up on that idea
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 2

It’s a beautiful sunny morning and I will be able to finish at least one more book, possibly two if I’m lucky!

So resting my eyes again turned into dozing in my chair turned into the need for a bit of a nap, but I’m back and startup stats are:

  • Currently reading: Watson’s Choice by Gladys Mitchell
  • Books finished: 5
  • Pages read: 67
  • Running total of pages read: 954
  • Amount of time spent reading: 50 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: don’t think it’s going to happen
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 2

In it til the end now!

Been flagging a bit since my last post, had to take a break to rest my eyes and my page rate is slowing down but still keeping on; current stats are:

  • Currently reading: Watson’s Choice by Gladys Mitchell
  • Books finished: 5
  • Pages read: 67
  • Running total of pages read: 887
  • Amount of time spent reading: 50 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 7 hours 20 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: don’t think it’s going to happen
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 2

Sunday already, how time flies when you are having fun. It’s 00:30 and what I’ve achieved so far is:

  • Currently reading: just finished The Small Hand by Susan Hill and am about to start Watson’s Choice by Gladys Mitchell
  • Books finished: 5
  • Pages read: 167
  • Running total of pages read: 820
  • Amount of time spent reading: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: maybe later
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 2

Looking forward to spending a couple of hours in the company of Mrs Bradley.

So, after some pasta and an episode of House (he needs to stay with Domenika in my opinion), I am reasonably refreshed and ready to start gain. The results so far are::

  • Currently reading: haven’t decided on my next book; should it be more crime or a ghost story?
  • Books finished: 4
  • Pages read: 140
  • Running total of pages read: 653
  • Amount of time spent reading: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: maybe later
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 2

Think I’m feeling ghost story-ish.

Currently wallowing in the glory that is 1930s crime fiction, but what you really want are the stats:

  • Currently reading: Death Walks in Eastrepps by Francis Beeding
  • Books finished: 3
  • Pages read: 114
  • Running total of pages read: 513
  • Amount of time spent reading: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 4 hours
  • Mini-challenges completed: decided not to participate for the moment
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 1

So from 1970’s English convent via Edwardian Dartmoor and the literary world of Angela Carter to East Anglia in the 1930s – what next?

Had a bit of a break just after four o’clock to stretch my legs, rest my eyes and do some chores, but back in the saddle. The current stats:

  • Currently reading: Just about to start Death Walks in Eastrepps by Francis Beeding
  • Books finished: 3
  • Pages read: 106
  • Running total of pages read: 399
  • Amount of time spent reading: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 3 hours 35 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 0
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 1

The book about Angela Carter was fascinating and made me want to revisit her stuff. My next book is a Golden Age police procedural so I’m pleased that the Book God has made me a nice mug of tea

First of all, the stats:

  • Currently reading: I haven’t selected my next book yet but it’s likely to be A Card from Angela Carter
  • Books finished: 2
  • Pages read: 113
  • Running total of pages read: 293
  • Amount of time spent reading: 45 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mini-challenges completed: 0
  • Other participants I’ve visited: 1

Baskerville not quite what I expected, though come to think of it I’m not actually sure what I  did expect but very good all the same. So far my reading has taken me to an English convent in the 1970s and Dartmoor in 1902; where next?

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