Readathon Oct 2013: Hours 13-24

I must say, I had a lovely sleep. Unfortunately, it has left me with only an hour of reading time left.


I will add though, that my dreams were full of references to A Tale for Time Being. It was as though spending all those hours reading it were not enough and it refuses to leave my head. Now that is a sign of a good book!

Since I woke up, I have been reading a philosophy book (again, thanks to A Tale for Time Being for all of its philosophy references)

Hour 24: 


Book/s:Derrida: Philosophy in an Hour by Paul Strathern
Paper or Kindle?: Kindle.
Pages read:  100%
Comment: I found this hard to read as i am not often a reader of philosophy, but from what I understand Derrida is a figure who splits the opinion of philosophers. This is a nice introduction, and I am sure if I re-read this at a time when I am more awake, I may get more understanding from it.

Completed books so far: 4


  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    I suppose it was when I was getting 8-9 hours in and realised I still hadn’t finished a book. But since I was enjoying it, I realised it didn’t matter so much!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    Well, I have raved about how amazing A Tale for Time Being is, so I think that would be great!


  • Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    Nope, it is running very well!
  • What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    The cheerleaders have been amazing!



  • How many books did you read?
    Not as many as I was hoping. I read 4.
  • What were the names of the books you read?
    A Tale for Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
    The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo
    Billy the Kid by Michael Morpurgo
    Derrida: Philosophy in an Hour by Paul Strathern



  • Which book did you enjoy most?
    A Tale for Time Being. 



  • Which did you enjoy least?
    Derrida: Philosophy in an Hour. It was not philosophy I subscribe to, and reading it just after waking up was not a good idea!
  • If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    Wasn’t a cheerleader.



  • How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    I will see y’all again in April. Cannot get enough of the readathon. I will also get round to donating more prizes. I was too busy to organise it this readathon. 



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