Guys we have some serious success!
Today I have completed two books and read over half (so far) of a third, and I have just brewed another coffee because I am not ready to sleep yet.
The first thing I did today was to read The Elite by Kiera Cass, I know, I didn’t finished The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan so why am I jumping onto The Elite? Well the answer is a simple one, I was looking after my niece this morning, which meant that if I wanted to get any reading done I needed something I could read while still being disturbed. Now I am not saying it didn’t hold my attention because it did, it held it better than both Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, but I didn’t want to get too engrossed in the book that I felt I was ignoring my niece. Plus, if she thinks I have become too into a book, she tends to throw my books- including the one in my hands. I learnt that lesson!
I flew through The Elite, and if my copy of The One had arrived by now, I would have just picked that one up- mainly because I was still babysitting (thank you EU referendum for closing schools for polling stations!) and I wanted to carry on reading. Thankfully, adult reinforcements arrived and I could sneak off and continue with The Lost Hero! I am so glad that I did, I thought the first half of this book was great, the second half was even better. For a middle grade read, there are definitely adult undertones in the plotline, as well as introducing a much more complex God- Demigod structure, something I was extremely grateful for. Now the last 250 pages did take some of the afternoon to complete, and then I needed a break- and a strong discussion with myself why I couldn’t go and pick up The Son of Neptune that is literally sitting on my pile for the start of next week.
Well after supper I wanted to carry on reading, I knew that I probably wouldn’t get far into whatever I picked up next, being as a headache was already forming. So I picked up The Martian by Andy Weir, I have two reasons for picking this book up today.
- 1. It completes the final challenge, which means I have completed all of the challenges before the cross-over period with the Duodecathon! Something I was secretly aiming for.
- 2. My brother is on holiday, and with any book he tells me to read, the moment he sees it (in my hand, on the bookshelf, hidden where I think he cant find it) I get a million questions along the line of have you read it yet? Followed by the persistent why questions. I knew, the moment he knew I was reading this, he would make an appearance at my door every half an hour to determine where I was in the book, and to try and goad me into reading more by giving away tiny spoilers- in forms that he doesn’t believe are spoilers… have you got [insert spoiler here] part yet?
— See why him not being here was amazingly amazing?!–
It is almost 10:30 PM and I do plan on continuing tonight, but as of right now I am at the half-way point. I probably wont complete the last 200 pages of the book, but I don’t mind continuing this over to tomorrow!
Today has been a great reading day! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and have got all the reading done!
Day 005 aims!
Tomorrow is the first day during this read-a-thon that I have actual plans that involve me leaving the house, so for five hours or so tomorrow will be no-reading times. Except perhaps an hour of commuting, which I always intend to use as reading time but it never seems to work out that way.
Firstly, I would like to complete The Martian, preferably before leaving. After that I plan on tackling my challenge for the Duodecathon with The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe, as it is a book with my name on the cover. Although I doubt I will make huge progress on this high fantasy, I am aiming for 150-200 pages, which would be just under half of the 452 page novel.
I hope you are all really enjoying this read-a-thon and that all your reading is going to plan!