Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hour 20

Don't know how I'm still awake, but I am. I think maybe because I'm a little cold that that's helping. 

Books finished: 1
Pages read: 166
Time reading: 1 hr 14 min


Total books finished: 4
"Belly Laughs" by Jenny McCarthy (166 pgs)
"The School for Good and Evil" by Soman Chainani (488 pgs)
"The Pirates! In An Adventure With Ahab" by Gideon DeFoe (154 pgs)
"Jim Henson's Return To Labyrinth Vol. 1" by Jake T. Forbes and Chris Lie (208 pgs)

Total time reading: 14 hrs 22 min - 7 hrs 12 min audiobook, 7 hrs 10 min reading

Total pages read: 764

Total challenges participated in: 8     Hour 1 (introduction questionnaire), Hour 2 (books and music), Hour 3 (book cover/food challenge), Hour 4 (book spine poetry), Hour 12 (Mid-event survey), Hour 13 (Best of Your Reading Year), Hour 19 (see below), and Hour 20 (commenting/socializing)

Total blogs visited: 10


Hour 19 Challenge

This challenge, hosted by Dead Book Darling, invites us to post a picture of a treasured book or set of books that we're proud of. Show off our own book porn? Um, OKAY!

My collection of signed Jasper Fforde books is certainly a prized possession. Not just because I love his work (and have a bit of an Author Crush on him),or because it allows me to buy multiple copies of his books in each country they're published, but also because I met one of my best friends at his signing one year ago. 

It's also because he recently came back here for another reading and signing, and not only did he kindly make fun at the obscene amount of books that we brought for him to autograph (5 FULL tote bags!), he smiled and joked with us the whole time he did it. PLUS, the library (where the event was held) had great fake adverts put up all around the room that featured in his books, and he signed a full set of them for each of us!

So now, any doubt as to my purchasing a copy of his newest book in hardcover has been swiftly banished, and instead replaced by a certainty that I will purchase 2 of them and have him just sign one and then sign and personalize the other. I think it's safe to say that I'm a big fan of him and all of his works! 


It's getting harder to stay awake, but haven't quite reached that head-nodding stage yet, where facial injury is possible if I read while laying down. Just in case, I'm thinking I should read a paperback.

Anyone else still awake out there?


  1. Hour 20! Woo! You're really killing this thing too :)

  2. So are you, my dear! I think I'm going to try and stay awake for the full 24 this time, unless the 3:00/4:00 AM window gets to be too much. (It usually does!) Perhaps more caffeine?

    1. Brilliant! Perhaps I'll have some chocolate, so as to fuel up on both caffeine and sugar!

  3. Well...I did drift off for awhile, but I'm back for the last hour! You did fantastically! Maybe next time we'll both get a good night's sleep the night before and can last the entire 24 hours... (unless you're still awake?)

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