Sunday, June 7, 2009
TSS: Mystery Read-A-Thon Starts Now
For the next twelve hours I'll be participating in the Mystery Read-A-Thon. In the image above you can see the books I have to choose from, listed from bottom to top:
Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer
The Last Nightingale by Anthony Flacco
The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding
The Lady Grace Mysteries: Assassin by Patricia Finney
They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie
I'll be happy if I get through three of these, but pleasantly surprised if I can exceed that. I'm a fairly fast reader but have never done a read-a-thon before so I'm not sure what to expect from myself. My official start time is 12:45 PM and I'll be reading until 12:45 AM.
I'll post updates every four hours here, and hourly on Twitter.
End of Hour 4 Update, 4:45 PM:
It does not feel like I've been reading for four hours. It's not unusual for me to read this long on a weekend afternoon, so it hasn't felt like much of a challenge yet. I've read 149 pages in a total reading time of 3 hours, 3o minutes.
End of Hour 8 Update, 8:45 PM:
I'm up to 385 pages total, with 236 pages in the past 3 hours, 15 minutes. I took a break from Dust and Shadow (I'm loving it too much to read it in a hurry; I really want to savor it) at the start of hour five and switched to Assassin by Patricia Finney, which I finished right before taking a break for dinner. At the moment I'm reading They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie. I'm starting to feel a bit tired now and have been taking more frequent breaks during the past hour.