April 2012, readathon

Hour 21 – Don’t Stop Reading!!!

This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I will be your cohost for the rest of the readathon! I don’t know about the rest of you all, but this readathon has just been flying by. I have had so much fun interacting with the rest of you all. I don’t get as much reading done during the readthon that I ever plan on, but I have so much more fun than if I had just spent 24 hour reading by myself. Hope the rest of you all feel the same way!

Random Fact of the Hour:

Marie Antoinette was frequently said to have shouted, “Let them eat cake!” at a hungry crowd. However, the incident came from a book written before Antoinette ever arrived in France. The passage described a “great princess” and the quote was attributed to Antoinette completely by mistake. Ironically, it’s her most famous quote, and the one usually used to judge her character in the history books. Moral of the story, don’t believe everything you read in history books… or in historical fiction 😉

Current Minichallenges

Read-A-Thon-A-Crostic Book Drunkard
Theme Songs at Letters Inside Out
Culinary Catastrophe At Random

 

Winner’s Announced (these were all listed on the last update, but in case you missed it, here it is again):

 

I know, I know, your eyes are probably getting tired now. You think to yourself, what will one hour of sleep hurt. I will just close my eyes for a second… DO NOT GIVE IN TO THE SLEEP TEMPTRESS. I give into her lulling charms around hour 7 and she claimed me as her helpless victim for 4 hours. *Sigh* Best of luck to you! It is a fight everyone must decide to take part in or surrender to.

12 thoughts on “Hour 21 – Don’t Stop Reading!!!”

  1. At this point in time, I am finding that staying REALLY hydrated helps a lot with staying awake. A combination of caffeinated soda and ice water (in separate cups of course) are really doing wonders.

    And you can do it Jencey!!!

  2. Thanks for the tip! I will have to keep that in mind. I think I am about to go make myself a cup of tea and hope that sipping something hot keeps me awake!

  3. Not sure how much that can tell us about her character anyway, unless it’s seen in context. But it’s good advice not to believe everything anyway. I learned a lot by checking up on facts while reading historical fiction.

  4. That is true. I think some people just take for granted the facts in historical fiction and they don’t do their homework. I love to read something in a historical fiction novel and then do some research to see how much of it is true.

  5. Unfortunately I’m going to have to cave-I have to be ready to leave for church in 3 1/2 hours and some sleep is a must. I did finish all the books I wanted to though so I don’t feel as guilty. Good luck to all of you hanging in there for the final run!

  6. Great job Abbi!~
    I have church in a few hours too
    ofcourse beside our lovely co-host im the only one left to take questions so up i must stay.
    may i suggest a nap mid evening next time?
    i crashed around 9pm and kinda napped off and on till 12 and am now getting my second wind which hopefully will carry thru to church and lunch till i can nap again!~ 🙂

  7. I have Church about 6 hours after the readathon so I will be able to get about 4 or 5 hours of sleep after we are done!

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