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Read-A-Thon: Cover Colour Challenge + Hour 15 Update

For the Cover Colour Challenge hosted by Wishful Endings, I picked white+black+red, and these are the books on my shelf that fit that profile:

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente, Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente, Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig

Hour 15 Stats

Pages read: 507
Currently reading: still Chuck Wendig’s Mockingbird
Total books finished: two
Total books started: three
Hours reading: fourteen
Short-term plans: nap time

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Read-A-Thon – Mid-Event Survey + Hour 13 Update

mockingbird1. What are you reading right now?
Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig
2. How many books have you read so far?
Two – one paperback, one comic book.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
The one I’m on right now, and, if I get to it, Richard Hammond’s autobiography.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Only those required to make posts and do challenges. Been a peaceful day so far.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How fast time flies!

Hour 13 Update

Pages read: 436
Books finished: Two, including one comic book.
Books started: Three.
Current book: Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig.
Planning to finish it: yes, definitely.
Caffeine levels: rising.

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Read-A-Thon – Hour 9 Update

As Hour 9 dawns, I close the first book I’ve completed this Readathon, proudly enter it into the Readathon Books Read database, and put a pizza in the oven. Muchly deserved omnomnom shall ensue shortly.

Meanwhile, here are the figures:

Hours reading – eight, with negligible breaks.
Pages read – 310.
Books completed – one, paperback.
Challenges completed – four:

Weird Reading Position

Reading on a Break in a Post-Apoc Firefight

Reading on a Break in a Post-Apoc Firefight

Book Staging

Top Gear's Richard Hammond's autobiography and a Firebird Trans Am

Top Gear’s Richard Hammond’s autobiography and a Firebird Trans Am

Quotable Quotes

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A tie between issue #1 of True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, signed by Becky Cloonan and Gabriel Ba; and Robin Hobb's Assassin's Apprentice.

A tie between issue #1 of True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, signed by Becky Cloonan and Gabriel Ba; and Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice.

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Read-A-Thon – Hour 5 Challenge – Book Staging

In the fifth hour of Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, it’s time for the Book Staging mini-challenge hosted by On the Wings of Books.

My entry features the autobiography of Richard Hammond, my most favouritest of persons on Top Gear, next to a model of a (1979) Firebird Trans Am, my most favouritest of cars in the world. Here’s to hoping the Hamster gets to drive one of these on screen once, so I can die happily.
hamster

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Read-A-Thon – Hour 3 Update and Challenge

Hour Three Challenge – Weird Reading Position

(by Kristina Horner)
I call my entry:

On a Break in a Post-Apoc Firefight

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Hourly stats:

The Buntline SpecialReadathon hour: 3
Coffee consumed: one mug down, one in front of me.
Snacks: plain tortilla chips with cheesy dip.
Current book: The Buntline Special by Mike Resnic
Pages in: 88
Continuing with the book or switching to a new one: continuing
Current mood: enjoying the book.

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