Readathon fast approaching

The Readathon is tomorrow already! In less than 9 hours, in fact. How has this come up so quickly? I hope I can participate as much as I wanted. For some reason that is completely unclear to me, I had it in my mind that it started at noon, which was fine, since I’m on call overnight & have some non-book life stuff to deal with at some point tomorrow, AND book club got moved to tomorrow night, which I couldn’t really object to since it’s still book-related (right? In person discussion!) and I have to reread The God of Small Things for it, in its entirety because I’m just coming off a hellish week and have had Absolutely No Time to devote to anything that wasn’t stress or exhaustion related.  Anyway, it starts at 7am where I am, at which time I’ll probably be awake but I’ll likely have interruptions.  Hopefully not too many. That lousy real world gets in the way much too often.

I hope to participate as much as I can, but I’m new to this and not entirely sure how it works. I may do it wrong. I know I won’t read for 24 hours straight – I will go to sleep at some point, being over 25 and all. (Why is it that one’s ability to subsist on minimal sleep substantially diminishes in one’s late 20s? Or is it just me?) As mentioned, I’ll be focusing on The God of Small Things, with some Middlesex thrown in if there’s time, and with a possible short story for RIP VI if I can manage it, since I haven’t managed to participate in that yet. And then there’s book club at 8pm, from which I am considering ‘live’ tweeting/blogging… My non-tweeting, non-blogging co-members would just love that, I’m sure. Or maybe it would get them online and discussing books here too. You never now. We shall see.

Hope to see you around here tomorrow.
  • Caroline Shepherd

    Good luck 🙂

  • Ana @ things mean a lot

    Good luck and have fun! Those are two of my all-time favourite books.

    • Cat

      Oh that’s funny – they are? Middlesex is great, and I loved loved loved The God of Small Things when I read it before, so it’ll be interesting to see how my perceptions of it have changed since a decade ago.

  • Staci

    Have fun today and just go with the flow!!

    Cheerleader Staci

    • Cat

      Thanks – good advice; will do!

  • I can never do the full 24hrs either – I’m in awe of anyone who can even attempt it! Have a fun readathon!

    • Cat

      Oh good – I am too! I hope you have an enjoyable readathon as well!

  • Gwen Gardner

    Hi Zeteicat! I here to cheerlead you! Your books sound interesting. I haven’t read either of them. How’s it going so far? I hope you’re enjoying the read a thon. I don’t think a little catnap will hurt anything – just so you can keep going! GO GO GO! RAH RAH RAH!

    • Cat

      Thanks for the encouragement! Off to a slow start, but with many hours left I am not discouraged. They are both wonderful books.