Okay! We're rollin' into Day 2 of the read-a-thon, and I have high hopes that after a sluggish start yesterday I'll be able to finish those library books today! For all of my goals, updates, pictures and rambling from Day 1, just click HERE.
DON'T FORGET! Please feel free to link up your own read-a-thon posts in the comments of any of mine this week, so I can come and visit and cheer you on!
Day the 2nd: TUESDAY
What I've been reading: The World of Karl Pilkington by Ricky Gervais et al; There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
Books finished: The World of Karl Pilkington by Ricky Gervais et al
Total number of books finished: 1
Number of pages today: 118
Total number of pages: 236
Today #insixwords: Reading, but with a bloody headache!
I was seriously sleepy and headachy this morning so I stayed in bed late, oops. I don't think I was aided particularly by a fat black and white cat who spent about an hour trying to stand on my head and lick my face because I wasn't paying her enough attention... Despite all that, I'm now up, breakfasted and I've already finished The World of Karl Pilkington, hooray! It was really good fun, with lots of scripts from The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts plus some extra material straight from Karl's weird little head. Think I might go shower now, then make more coffee and carry on reading!
Okay, I'm back in the game dudes! Or at least, I will be if Mum'll stop trying to discuss cleaning with me and Hannah while I'm mid-read-a-thon... I'm showered, I've had coffee and popcorn, I have MORE coffee ready, and I've been reading There Is No Dog again. Nevertheless, the day does seem to be flying by at a rate of knots, so I'd better crack on!
Impromptu page count: 62
Mini Challenge: FIGHT, FIGHT FIGHT!
Today Bex at Kindle Fever posed this conundrum:
Once upon a time there was a bookish fight... but which two characters are fighting, and why? And if you feel like predicting the outcome, go ahead!
Dorian Gray and Edward Cullen are facing off in a lavishly decorated room. "Men and women fall at my feet, such is my perfection!" cries Dorian, a sneer on his beautiful face. Edward growls. "No! I am far more gorgeous than you. And I don't need flighty boys and painted women. I have true love." Dorian's eyes turn black with hatred, but Edward has one more ace to play before he's done... "Besides, can you do THIS?" He throws the curtains back, allowing a sudden flood of sunshine to fall on his skin, sparkling brighter than the diamond rings on Dorian's slender fingers. "Oh, I'm sorry - do I dazzle you?" Dorian stutters, glares murderously, and sweeps from the room in a sulk. Bella stands up from the sofa, where she has been watching this scene wearily, throws her hands in the air in resignation and leaves them to it. Edward turns, looks in the mirror and grins. "Dude... I dazzle myself."
This entry was inspired by the 'Dude, I dazzle myself' icon which IS NOT MINE, but which was one of my favourites during the Twi-mania when the first movie came out!
Where the hell has today gone? I swear I only got up five minutes ago. Anyway, I've been reading pretty solidly this afternoon (though I did stop for another tiny squeefest about maybe going on holiday. And to watch movie trailers on YouTube. And to let the cat chew my slipper) so I'm confident I've done okay so far! I've had half a big squishy cookie (a bit dry - poor show, Sainsbury's), four lemon and raisin American pancakes, and about twelve mugs of coffee, and I'M NEAR THE END OF MY BOOK, WOOHOO!
Impromptu page count: 111
Mini Challenge: Foreign Literature
The second mini-challenge of today comes from Courtney at Stiletto Storytime. She asked us to leave a comment on her blog post sharing a foreign author we love:
Tell us why you like them. Are there any books by them in particular that you would recommend? How did you come across their work?
My answer: "Ummm, does Bill Bryson count? He’s American but lives in England now, and I ADORE his books. My mum urged me to try my first one when I was only about 11 – A Walk in the Woods, if I remember rightly – and I’ve never looked back. I particularly like all his travel writing books, because they make me want to lace up a sturdy pair of boots and get out to explore! I also love Henning Mankell’s Wallander series, which is beautifully written and has such a flawed and loveable detective at its heart."
I should note that the giveaway attached to this mini-challenge is open to everyone, but read-a-thonners get extra entries! :)
Okay, I give up. My head hurts, I'm starving, my sister keeps wanting to talk about holidays (*squee, holidays!*) and I'm getting an uncontrollable urge to eat a muffin and watch Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I think it's because of the whole There Is No Dog, teenage God, boy with powers thing. So I'm going to sit in bed and do movie-watching now, byeeee!
How did you all do today? Are you enjoying the read-a-thon so far - and have you had any challenging moments along the way?