This weekend I had plans. Saturday was for grocery shopping, a bit of reading and shopping for some family birthdays presents, Sunday we had some family visits to do the whole day in view of some upcoming birthdays. Then we got an email that the family birthdays were being postponed until next Friday and a plan started forming in my mind. It was triggered by an invitation I received on Goodreads for a read-a-thon event in the weekend of August 13-14-15 and I thought: I can do that on my own too, especially now that I have an unexpected free weekend.
After the plan had formed I knew the biggest stumbling point was going to be hubby-dearest. He is NOT a reader and doesn’t quite understand my reading obssession (I can’t in good faith call it a hobby anymore LOL), he is very supportive of my reading but we also have some hefty discussions about it when he feels a bit neglected and all I can talk about are books (or blogging about books or tweeting about books) or all he sees of me is the top of my head sticking out above a book while my nose is in said book. Sometimes he’s right, sometimes I think he’s being unfair and we really fight about it. But most of the time he’s very supportive as he’s proved yet again by not fussing about me wanting to do this 48-hour reading marathon. Don’t get me wrong: I had to drive a hard bargain and came up with some good arguments as to why I wanted to do this and showed him that it would be opportune for him too if I could do a reading spree for 2 straight days and then have more time in the coming month to spend some quality time with him. But me reading all weekend, means he’s on his own for more that 48 hours, he has to do the groceries, buy the birthday gifts, cook, eat alone and pretty much be ignored by me until Sunday evening…He’s a real trooper!
So now I am really going to do this. I’m going to read for 48 hours, with the only interruptions being a few hours of sleep tonight and tomorrow night.
Below is the pile of books I have layed out for this read-a-thon…mind you, I will not be able to read them all but am going to do my very best to make a big dent in this pile. The two covers shown are 2 e-books I’m reading at the moment (only read a few pages in both) and I am planning to at least also finish those two this weekend.
I’m starting this read-a-thon on Friday (today) 4 PM (CET) and will read at least until Sunday 4 PM (CET) but may extend it into Sunday evening, depending on how much I get read by Sunday afternoon.
I’ll be checking/updating the below list as I go and hope to have a decent list by Sunday evening:
01. Full Disclosure by Cari Quinn
02. A Little Bit Wild by Victoria Dahl
03. A Hollywood Affair by Sally Royer-Derr
04. Ex Appeal by Cari Quinn
05. Whirlpool by Vivian Arend
started Naked Dragon by Annette Blair
Well, wish me luck and I’ll be back Sunday evening with an update of how it went. Right now I have to work on a review that’s coming up Monday and which I have to write before I start the read-a-thon.