The #reversereadathon is just what I needed this weekend. Hosted by our wonderful friends at the 24hour Readathon, the reverse readathon is a lowkey 24 hr reading event that ‘reverses’ the usual starting time. It’s still a 24 hour thing, but, for me, instead of starting at 10pm on the Saturday evening, I get to start all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 10am on Saturday.
But of course, I’m not only on the other side of the world, I’m also in another hemisphere.
So I will reverse the seasons as well!
In Sydney, Australia, I will be celebrating the July Reverse Winter Readathon by rugging up in my coat, scarf and favourite throw blanket.
It may not feel very much like winter, though – the predicted temp for today in Sydney is a balmy 21℃, with a slight chance of an afternoon shower. July is already our warmest July on record (& sadly one of the driest, which is not a good sign for the summer ahead) and we still have four more days to go!
To head off to my local cafe at 9:30am, position myself at a window table, order my coffee and settle down to read, read, read!
I hope to finish some of the half-read books by my bed –
- Last Stories by William Trevor
- Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls Finished at 6:35pm – 155 pgs in total
- Taboo by Kim Scott – 36 pgs read
- Clock Dance by Anne Tyler Finished at 2:45pm – 155 pgs in total
- Inglorious Empire by Shashi Tharoor
- Basho the Complete Haiku
- The Bad Guys Episode 7 by Aaron Blabey FINISHED – 156 pgs in total
- Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
- Sisters & FINISHED – 201 pgs in total
- Smile by Raina Telgemeier FINISHED – 218 pgs in total
All caught up (& now a little bit ahead cause it got very exciting) of my LesMis chapters.
233 pages read in total
The sun is going down, streaky clouds cover the sky.
The coldness is creeping in; time to turn on the heating.
The renovating neighbours have finally stopped with the banging and scraping – on a Saturday!
New owners yet to move in & making themselves very unpopular before we’ve ever met them.
Two weeks of jack hammering, then two weeks of water-proofing and the most god-awful toxic smell, now weekend work as well!! Inner-city living sucks!
Just as well I can lose myself in a good book or two.
Time foe some YA
After a dinner break with the family, I hit the graphic novels, whilst curled up in bed.
I finished Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls and read Aaron Blabey’s The Bad Guys Episode 7 plus Smile and Sisters by Raina Telgemeier.
That’s five books FINISHED
963 pages read in total
But now it’s time to sleep.
999 pages read
5 books finished
2 books part read
1hr break for an appointment
1 hr break for dinner with the family
8 hr break to sleep
another hour or so spent on social media throughout the day
which means I spent just over 12 hrs reading
I enjoyed the reverse nature of this readathon. Starting bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Saturday morning got me off to a flying start. Normally I would finish the ‘thon late on Sunday night, making me tired for Monday morning work. I won’t have that problem this time at all and I’d be delighted to join in a #reversereadathon again.
The hard part for me is that afternoon slump, whichever way the world spins.
4pm is always my danger zone.
I got through it with chocolate.
Reading the graphic novels late at night was a GREAT thing to do (& I would highly recommend Telgemeier’s books for this).