Hi everyone, it’s Thursday so that means it’s time for… nope, not a Tag Thursday after all! Like a lot of people, I’m officially heading into a 4-day weekend thanks to Easter. I have tomorrow off work (there’s nothing more glorious than a weekday off from work) as well as Monday, and it feels so good to not be in work now until Tuesday – I practically skipped out tonight after setting the out-of-office message on my emails. I was already planning to have a fairly low-key Easter weekend; I’m not a big religious observer of it so I don’t have family plans in that respect (plus my family is, you know, well over 100 miles away). I’m going for food and to the cinema on Saturday but aside from that I was just planning to rest and relax. And also read. I’d really like to just read in lovely long uninterrupted blocks of time. What a handy dandy time for a readathon!
It turns out, Kate from Reading Through Infinity thought much the same and she decided to set up an impromptu readathon which will take place over this coming weekend – you can find her announcement and TBR post here, if you’re curious. It’s very low-key and has simple guidelines – two of my favourite things for a readathon – so I’m definitely participating as much as I can.
For those interested in taking part you can check out Kate’s announcement post for more details but, in a nutshell, the Easter Weekend Readathon starts at midnight in your timezone on 30th March and runs through until midnight on Monday 2nd April but you can take part in as much or as little of that time as you want, depending on your own commitments. I have very few commitments so I should be well-placed to get some serious reading in, providing I don’t end up slumping for no apparent reason. Also, as it’s nearing the end of the month, I’d like to finish up some of these books so that I can start April afresh with a new TBR. Let’s see, shall we?
- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
I’m so close to finishing this, it’s ridiculous. I’d like to knock this off my TBR pretty quickly during the readathon, I might even try to stay up until midnight tonight and start reading this then. I’m also pretty tired though so we’ll see what actually ends up happening.
- City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
I was lucky enough to be granted an eARC of this via NetGalley but my request wasn’t granted until after it was actually published. Because of this, I didn’t manage to get a review out in time for its publication date, but I really want to get one done as soon as possible. I’m enjoying it so far but I feel like I’m reading ebooks so slowly lately, maybe a readathon will help me power on through?
- Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
I sort of picked this up (I read the first few pages), enjoyed it, and then forgot I was meant to be ‘currently reading’ this… whoops! But now is definitely the time to pick it back up, re-read those first few pages, and actually continue onward, especially as it would now even count towards my Classics Club reading list – it’s a win/win situation!
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
I read a couple of chapters of this a good few weeks?/months? (who knows – eek!) ago and was really quite pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t dense or boring as I had started to fear. But then I forgot about it, and it’s been on my ‘currently reading’ shelf for far too long. I can’t imagine I’ll actually finish it but maybe I’ll make some headway hopefully.
Best laid plans, right? I’m pretty terrible at sticking to TBRs though, so we’ll see if I end up finishing any of these books or just picking up completely different ones. Either way, I’ll be making reading a priority during this low-key Easter Weekend Readathon. Wish me luck?
Are you participating in the Easter Weekend Readathon? Or are you just hoping to get a lot of reading done this weekend? Let me know in the comments below what you’re planning on reading this weekend/readathon!