I hadn’t originally planned to join and sadly I don’t have most of my classics or even my e-reader with me right now. But the timing of the readathon is too perfect (I’m too busy most of the time but this just so happens to be a completely free weekend) and I managed to find some books that are on my TBR-pile anyway and that are suitable for the event.
I’ll be kicking off the event with The Tale of Genji. I don’t plan to actually finish this nearly 1200 pages long book this weekend and in fact for a while I have been planning to make this a year-long project. I think I’ll alternate Genji with some Sherlock Holmes and Rebecca.
The event starts at 8am EST, which is 2pm CET (my time). Let’s see how this goes!
A questionnaire from The Classics Club:
Snacks and Beverages of Choice:
I don’t really eat snacks these days, but I’ve got some green tea mochi (Japanese rice cakes) laying around, and will probably feast on smelly cheeses tonight.
Where are you reading from today?
I’m at my parent’s house (hence the lack of part of my books) for the weekend. They have the most perfect couch to read on, but I will move to the comfort of my bed tonight.
What are your goals for the Readathon?
Make a (small) dent in my classics TBR pile… especially The Tale of Genji. I hope to finish at least one book I start today, but we’ll see.
What book(s) are you planning on reading?
The Tale of Genji, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Rebecca and maybe The Darkroom of Damocles.
Are you excited?
0:25 am Well, it’s after midnight and I’m fighting the urge to go to sleep… I finished the first two chapters of Genji, but the introduction and those two chapters took me a really long time. It’s a fascinating read, but I will almost definitely make it a year-long project I think. I’ve now begun reading Sherlock Holmes, but decided to start at the beginning with A Study in Scarlet. I’ll try to finish that at least before I go to sleep.
1:10 am and I’m giving up for today. I’m about 70% into A Study in Scarlet. I wish I could read more but I simply can’t do the 24 hour thing it seems. I wish I was still a full-time student with a student sleeping rhythm ;(
4:00 pm It’s now the next day and the readathon ended at 2pm my time. I got up at 10am, and the sun was shining for what felt like the first time in a month. So I went out and took a long walk instead of finishing the readathon… When I came back (after the readathon was over) I did finish A Study in Scarlet, so that’s one success at least!
Readathon Ending survey:
What book(s) did you read during the event?
I started The Tale of Genji and read A Study in Scarlet.
What book(s) did you finish?
Only A Study in Scarlet…
What did you like about our event?
Talking to other participants 🙂
Do you have suggestions for future Readathons through The Classics Club?
No, it was quite good 😀
Would you participate in future Readathons?
Yes! But then I would make sure I have all my books near me. I’m sure if I would have had access to more of my books I would have made a better selection and finish this readathon more successfully…