October 2017

Hour 19 – Shaking It Up

Welcome back, everyone! This is your co-host Elizabeth from Earl Grey Editing. It’s my last hour here and then I’ll be handing over to Kate from Kate’s Book Nook. She’ll be co-hosting for the remainder of the read-a-thon and always writes the most amazing posts, so I hope you’ll stick around.

This is the toughest part of the read-a-thon. It’s the middle of the night for North and South America. The morning’s just getting started for most of Europe and Africa. So it’s up to Asia and the Pacific to hold down the fort. If that’s where you live, take a moment to cheer on our friends struggling through in other parts of the world. A special shout-out to Brona of Brona’s Books for heading up #teamANZ. She really knows how to rally us together!

Whatever your timezone, chances are you’ve been reading a fair while by now. So it’s a good time to shake up the format of what you’re reading. Some people swear by comics. I tend to shift to romance novels. What’s your strategy?

Toast and tea, The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson, Earl Grey Editing, novella, Tor.com
Novellas are also a great option.

Anyway, that’s it from me! A big thank you to Andi for inviting me on board this year. She works tirelessly to run this read-a-thon every six months and is just amazing all around.

Happy reading, everyone.


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15 thoughts on “Hour 19 – Shaking It Up”

  1. I switch between Audible and Hard or Paperback books to keep my attention. If I am listening to Audible I am Tweeting, on Insta or blogging. It definitely keeps things interesting. I think I am about to update my book catalogue to get some stretching in.

  2. Switched to short stories when I started getting tired. If that stops working, I have an audiobook ready to go.

  3. I’m not tired yet but I’m switching to a graphic novel just to mix things up. So far I’ve read two novels and a book of poetry to my nephew. I’m having a hard time transitioning because the book I just finished was amazing. I want to linger and think about it for a bit.

  4. That happens to me. When you finish a book that you just don’t want to leave. Sometimes it’s not even that I want to stay in the world, its just made me think and I’m not ready to move on yet.

  5. Thanks for the lovely shout-out Elizabeth.
    My day didn’t go a smoothly (reading-wise) as I had hoped – there are always outside distractions no matter how well I think I’ve planned for them but it was still my most solid readathon reading effort ever, I think.

    And I got my photo exhibition blurb FINALLY written in the second to last hour – it was hanging over me the whole day….

    Thank you and ALL the team for another HUGE effort. I mostly checked into twitter this year, but I love catching up with all the blogs during this coming week as I have time.

    Sometime the way the world seems to be heading can make us feel all doomy and gloomy about life on this planet. But thanks to you guys and this event for bringing the reading and blogging community together in such a positive, fun way, it makes the world shine a bit brighter and better for a while 🙂

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