Saturday, October 9, 2010

Read-a-Thon: Hourly updates Here #1!

Instead of having a bunch of posts, hourly updates for the next 12 hours will go here.

5:30 PM India Time: FINALLY, it begins! I have convinced friends, family that I am busy reading, and not going to venture out too much.
Starting off with Dean Koontz and Odd Thomas -> Odd Hours.

7:00 PM: Getting back online, to see what the world is up to. Found a Hour 1 meme, posted that earlier. I am 230 Pages done here.

7:30 PM: Hour 2 Challenge at asks about childhood books. My reply is below:
My favorite book as a 6-7 year old kid was probably anything by Enid Blyton - I started off reading her The Adventures of Mister Pinkwhistle, and then read her A Faraway Tree adventures. I used to even enjoy Noddy, which i later discovered was by her :)
I do have some newer favorites, when I was 12 I read the entire Narnia series, and habitually read them every few years even now.
SabrielI did actually include one awesome childhood series of mine - but in a different form. Stumbled across a graphic novel of Biggles (who was a hero of my 11 year-old self) and snapped it up earlier today. I must hv been the only girl of my age with a bunch of Biggles novels. I got gifted several well-worn copies by my teacher.

Now, I'm off for a dinner, this could be a long-ish break. Ciao!

!0:30 PM: I'm baaaaack and starting up a new book after I finish Odd Hours. Probably going to pick Sabriel next.

11:30 PM: Reading Sabriel, 147 Pgs through. Will finish these two books before I sleep. Might do the midnight mini challenge if I'm awake and able!

1:00 AM: I'm done with Sabriel, and with Odd Hours! That is a total of 491+397 = 888 Pages (Fact is stranger than fiction, for sure!)
Hour 8 Mini-Challenge is at Blkosiner’s Book Blog: Name 5 villain-type characters that you "Love to Hate"
My hate-list includes 1) Sauron from LOTR 2) Chthulhu  3) Moriarty from my beloved Sherlock Holmes and 4) Share Khan from my childhood Mowgli 5) Count Dracula

Continuing Readathon updates here: Read a Thon Hourly Updates #3
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  1. Enjoy your dinner! I'm off to the library and grocery store in a little bit. Happy reading!

  2. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  3. I hope you enjoy your reading spell today.

  4. I used to love Enid Blyton books too! I hope you have fun reading! Go Deepali Go!

  5. Thank You! I am now back after a 3 hour dinner break, eager to get reading :)

  6. I'm reading Dracula now! I'm excited to love hating him. I'm also about to read Sherlock Holmes so I'm anticipating that too.

  7. are doing great!!! Keep up the good work!!!

  8. Just to give you a heads up- thanks for participating- you are my winner. Email me with your prize choice

    It will be posted on Dewey's probably at 7pmEST

  9. A thought to mull over: “The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.” -- John Greenleaf Whittier

    Enjoy your reading!

  10. Thank you! This is super encouraging!
    YAY I WON :D


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