873 pages later

The read-a-thon is over! I had such a blast. Let's wrap it up, shall we?

Day 1: Monday
Thanks to an unexpected day at home - thank you dentist - I was able to read a lot. I read the last 22 pages of De dag dat we Andy zijn arm afzaagden by Marnix Peeters and started reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (for like the fiftieth time). I managed to read 194 pages in HP.
Total pages today: 216!

Day 2: Tuesday
I had school and afterwards work (Lady Gaga was awesome!) but couldn't keep Harry hanging so I managed to reach page 338 today.
Total pages today: 122!

Day 3: Wednesday
Another school & work kinda day (sorry Pharrell, you have disappointed me a lil' bit) but I read exactly until page 448.
Total pages today: 110!

Day 4: Thursday
I had an awfully busy day at school today (the first radio show of the year, woot woot) and afterwards I grabbed sushi with my classmates, but I did manage to squeeze in some reading before I went to bed. I finished HP and the Half-Blood Prince and got started in HP and the Deathly Hallows.
Total pages today: 114!

Day 5: Friday
I started rereading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Oh boy, I've been dragging to get back into this book. I started reading it in May but couldn't finish it. Nabokov's writing style isn't really my cup of tea. Anyway, on Friday I read 26 pages in Lolita and 131 pages in HP and the Deathly Hallows. (Also, I saw the musical 1418 today and it was so impressive! I was blown away! Really, if you haven't seen it yet, you totally should if you can spend the money.)
Total pages today: 157!

Day 6: Saturday
Six pages in Lolita, hah! Total failure, I have to admit. This was the only day I didn't reach my daily goal of reading 100 pages, but I didn't really mind because I had loads of other things that needed to be done and I had done a lot of reading the previous days as well. I managed to read 48 pages in HP and the Deathly Hallows.
Total pages today: 54.

Day 7: Sunday
Finished reading Lolita (finally! This was the slowest read ever, but the story was very interesting.) I also read a bit in HP and the Deathly Hallows.
Total pages today: 100!

That brings my total pages this week to a stunning 873! Yay!

This read-a-thon was so much fun! But I have to admit that I neglected my bf, cats and friends sometimes. I'm excited to let you know that I also succeeded my own challenge of reading 30 books in 2014. But of course I won't stop reading now that I made it. Let's see how many books I can read before 2015 starts, okay? If you have any book tips, be sure to leave them in the comments.

Take care, keep reading & talk to you soon!


  1. Wowsaaaa goed bezig zeg! Ik hoop een volgende keer mee te kunnen doen. X

  2. Goed gedaan zeg! Ik heb hem helaas niet gehaald :)

    1. Als je je maar geamuseerd hebt, da's nog altijd het belangrijkste he!

    2. Zeer zeker, ik geniet altijd van het lezen :) Veel plezier met de 100-jarige-man....

  3. pharrell disappointed? echt??

    1. Oh ja, ik was niet overtuigd. Chance dus ook dat ik niet voor het concert moest betalen ;) Ik vond het maar een slappe performance, man heeft bijna niet live gezongen en ik vond hem totaal niet enthousiast/oprecht overkomen. De show was ook niet zo spectaculair als ik verwacht had (het is natuurlijk ook geen vereiste om er een knaller van te maken met gekke kostuums, extra podiums, door het publiek vliegen of vuurwerk ofzo, maar het kan wel bijdragen aan sfeer en ambiance in het publiek, vind ik). Helaas, Pharrell!

  4. Are you reading books with huge letters? :D There is no way I could manage to read whole HP in 4 days with job/school! :O Teach me, how do you do that?! :)

    1. Hah no, like I mentioned I used every bit of free time to read. I spend a lot of time on trains and public transport, so I could do a lot of reading there as well. But I didn't watch any television at all, and at night (after school and/or work) I read a little more while laying in bed. Now, I'm a bit exhausted though, so these kind of read-a-thons won't be happening every month :p

    2. I remember last year every day I spent 2 hours in public transport and finaly decided to buy a tablet to make easier this reading (I tested friend's Kindle and as it was ok for me to read from e-device, no problems with reading in tablet). First weeks was great - I had a few books downloaded in my device and I really read all the time while going home. But in two weeks I moved to city, 25min away from work, so now I am walking home and not so much time for reading again...
      Lucky you - you at least can manage to really read a lot. I probably could just decide to try to read more...

  5. Héérlijk zoveel lezen! Zonde dat er eentje tegenviel, maargoed dat kan al eens gebeuren.

  6. Even via deze weg antwoorden op je vraag: eerlijk gezegd heb ik het horloge niet veel aan gedaan na de eerste week of zo. Voornamelijk omdat hij heel hard tikt en ik kan niet zo goed tegen dat lawaai :p Dus als je daar tegen kan, denk ik dat het wel een cava koopje is, maar anders niet. Btw check eventjes je mails, want ik heb een week geleden gestuurd dat je gewonnen had bij mijn give-away ;) Als je het mailtje niet ziet kan je op catsanddresses@gmail.com mailen naar mij!:)

  7. Gij hebt ook wel goed doorgelezen hé :D En 'k vond dat echt een zalig goed idee van u, ik kijk al uit naar de volgende read-a-thon :D


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