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#24hrsofreading wrap-up

Hey guys,

So I feel like I failed at reading for 24 hours because, well, I slept a lot. I started feeling ill not long after midnight and ended up sleeping from about 3am. I also had a slight Now, to tNnOW, he tbr because, well, I got in to the book I was reading.

I started off by finishing Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, I read the last 250 pages after midnight. The final book in the ‘precious metals series’ and honestly I read it so fast that at the end I believed that I must have missed sections. But when I flicked back, I hadn’t missed any. Kerstin’s writing is so fast paced and magical, you don’t realise you’ve read 50 pages.

After finishing this, I slept for almost 9 hours. I woke up and felt terrible. My body ached and I couldn’t stop coughing and sneezing. Typical that I got ill on my long weekend off.

I decided to pick up The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, a young adult story of Tea, a young girl who finds out that she is a ‘bone witch’ when she accidentally raises her brother from the dead. Unfortunately I did not get much read of this, only 195 pages. Roughly half the book.

I was struggling to get ‘reading flow’ so I decided to pick up my graphic novel; Maus by Art Spiegelman. I read the complete graphic novel, 295 pages. This book made me cry, blubber like a child. It was heart-wrenching and horrifying.

I did also listen to some of my audiobook, Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. I listened to around 100 pages of Northern Lights and plan on continuing with this.

Now, I do happen to have a second day off today so I plan on continuing my 24 hour read-a-thon to a 48 hour read-a-thon. So my plan for the next 24 hours is to continue listening to Northern Lights (which I am listening to while I am writing these blog posts), I then plan on finishing The Bone Witch and starting A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab.

I plan on doing a final wrap up of the unplanned weekend read-a-thon early Monday morning. At the mid-point, I have read a total of 740 pages and finished 2 books. I am hoping for an equally successful second half.

I hope you have had a wonderful reading weekend!

Helen

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