Sunday, 19 April 2009

Read-a-thon Post 4

Oh dear, dear me. I might just be the worst read-a-thon participant ever. After posting last night I started reading again and then. Erm. Fell asleep and only just woke up. I blame post-holiday body clock but it really is rather pathetic. Five official hours to go and I really need to up my game and finish my first book!

Just popped in to visit Debbie's mini-challenge and what a great idea it was to get lots of people joining BookCrossing. Inspired and I've joined up so will mark up a bunch of books later today and release them this week.

The other mini-challenge at the moment is one about re-reads. Gosh. Off the top of my head, and by looking at my nearby book shelves for the really battered spines, I'd have to say that Pride & Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility (all by Jane Austen) are on that pile. I've read books by Tad Williams several times with his War of the Flowers probably coming up top there. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett has been read several times. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks is looking pretty creased as is A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth - both books I love re-visiting every couple of years or so.

Must stop blogging and reading about the read-a-thon and get back to reading for it...

8 comments:

Beanty said...

It's all about participation and fun. You are not the worst participant.

You're here now aren't you?!

Care said...

Keep reading! You're doing just fine!! CHEERS, C

Peta said...

It's been 30 mins since I posted and I've not started my book yet! I got distracted by the great efforts over on the comic strip mini-challenge. Must. Leave. Computer. :D

Blodeuedd said...

You are here and that's all that counts :D
And you can't help falling a sleep sometimes.

katrina said...

Look out for a local bookcrossing group, I'm sure there is one in Norwich. I go to our local one once a month, we chat about books and life and swap books - good fun.

Kailana said...

As long as you are having fun it doesn't matter, really!

Peta said...

Katrina - great idea. I just checked the site and there are hundreds of registered users from here so I'll have a look.

Time to start registering and releasing some books!

Jessica said...

Jane Austen is pretty much on everyone's reread list. I wonder what it is that makes her books so enjoyable on subsequent rereads. Anyway, your whole list looks great. Thanks for participating in my mini-challenge.