It's now past 9 PM on Saturday evening here in Japan and the 24 Hour Read-a-thon has officially begun. Since my last update at 7 PM, I read for another 65 minutes and only have about 80 pages left to go in The Hunger Games. So I should have my first book completed by the next update.
Actual Time Spent Reading (since last update): 65 min.
Pages Read (since last update): 86
Total Time Spent Reading: 5 hours 10 minutes
Total Pages Read: 366
Books Completed: 0
Food/Drink Consumed: Had some dinner, not terribly exciting just leftovers from yesterday, but including Japanese style flavoured-rice...yum.
Other Activities: Fed the boys (aka the cats) their dinner too.
Random Fact: It's raining out, which really is great curling up on the sofa and reading weather!
Mood: Eager to get back to The Hunger Games as it's in the last stretch now. And I'm looking forward to the read-a-thon proper now that it has officially begun! Yay!
Where are you reading from today? Tokyo, Japan
3 facts about me … I'm addicted to chocolate. One of my favourite things is having a warm cat curled up beside me while I read. I'm blonde, which means I really stand out in Japan.
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 10, although I don't expect to get all of them read.
Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? Not specifically although I would like to read more than 1000 pages. This is my third read-a-thon, and for the first one I only read 605 pages. For the second I read 948 pages, which was very close, so this time I'd like to better that. I'm also planning to spend more time cheering other readers on this time. I hope to visit everyone who visits here and then see how many others I can get to.
If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time? I posted some tips on my Read-a-thon post earlier in the week, but mainly I'd say 'variety' is key. To keep from burning out on reading, read several short or fast-paced books, change the position where you read (bed, sofa, etc), have a selection of snacks on hand, check out the various mini-challenges. In other words, mix things up a bit. There are so many ways to enjoy the read-a-thon, the most important thing though is simply to have fun!
Happy reading everyone!