Posted by: Sally Ingraham | December 6, 2009

Read. Read. Read…. Read…. Read-a-snooze: Hour 22 – Final Post

DSC00280Not even a box of raisins could save me. Although I plowed through one more book and two more hours between blogging and reading, I’m officially calling it quits for the Read. Read. Read-a-Thon now, at 5:30 a.m. EST. I’m been up since 7:30 a.m. yesterday morning, I’ve read for about 14 hours, and blogged and socialized for around 7 hours. I took approx. an hour off for meals. The last book I read didn’t really add to my page count, as it was mostly illustrations, so my record stands at 738.

90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry by Henrik Lange was just what I needed though, since even after a break and a snack I couldn’t handle the thought of actually starting another novel. Instead, via four drawings accompanied by witty text per classic novel, I got the lowdown on everything from The Picture of Dorian Grey, to Life of Pi, to The Trial, to The Big Sleep, to Ulysses, to The Da Vinci Code. I covered some ground, and got a few last giggles out of this grand adventure in reading.

Best wishes to everyone who participated, and to everyone who is still up and active and reading on into the night – lucky West Coasters! Thanks again to Bethany for being such a lovely host! I’ll be posting slightly more detailed reviews of the books I read sometime in the next couple of days. For now though, good night. Off to BED!!!!


  1. You did well. And thats what counts!

    Have a great sleep.

  2. You did a fantastic job, and that 90 Classics books book sounds like a wonderful thing! I’m going to see if they have it at my library 😀 Way to go, and I hope you get a nice peaceful sleep for all your hard work! 😀

  3. Good job, Sarah! The read-a-thon was on my “take a break from the computer” day, or I would have dropped in more often, but that said – it sounds like you had a great time and read some real winners. Hooray!

  4. 5:30?! Daaaammnnn. Of all the blogs I’ve read, you have the record.

    This is my second Read-a-Thon, and both times I’ve clonked out at 1. And this is ,b>in spite of OF 4+ cups of coffee consumed at 8:30.

  5. Oh and wasn’t it great to participate! I really loved reading all the time and doing it together with so many people around the world! It was great fun I think! It was my first but am already looking forward to the next one :-).
    Curious to your reviews!

  6. gautami tripathy – Thanks! I slept wonderfully. 🙂

    perpetualspiral – I hope you can find it – it was a pleasure to read.

    Emily – I took a break from the computer for the rest of Sunday! Didn’t read much either. 🙂

    EL Fay – Hehe, I was kind of surprised myself. I didn’t figure I would make it that long – I usually get sleepy around 1, but that night I was full of energy!

    Cessie – It was awesome to find your blog! Glad you had fun too. Reviews coming soon. 🙂

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