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Written by Kirsten on April 26th, 2014


Here we are, a quarter of the way through Readathon. It was time for me to stand for a while, so I’m listening to The Maze Runner while updating here, then I’ll do some stretching and barre exercises to get the blood flowing.

So, I read The Fault in Our Stars. As expected, it was devastating and beautiful, and John Green has a new fan in me. Next up, I think I’ll go with Anton and Cecil, Cats at Sea – it looks fun, light, and like a simple, swift read, which are all perfect for Readathon (and necessary after the heaviness of TFiOS). I’m pretty certain I can finish that in short order, and then I’ll switch to audio to shower and get ready for my evening out. I really, REALLY wish the concert was any other night, but it’ll be a lot of fun, give my eyes a break, and boost my fundraising total. AND, it’s not like the books are going anywhere! Hope you’re all having a great Saturday, whether you’re reading, cheering, or going about other fun weekend business :)

Oh, and here are my in-home cheerleaders. Their energy is contagious. Which means I’m sleepy just looking at their lazy bones :)



13 Comments so far ↓

  1. Chris Wolak says:

    I recently bought The Fault in Our Stars–not sure if I’m going to read it for #readathon or not. My in-home cheerleader happens to be a canine and she’s begging to go out and play. Maybe we’ll see you on line after the concert? Have a great time!

    • Kirsten says:

      I’ll be around shortly after the encore is over – though if there’s an opportunity for an autograph, I may stick around; it’s a small venue :) And now I want to add Shirley Jackson to my list for today, reading your post – too many books, not enough hours in one Readathon day!

  2. Colin says:

    All our cats are cheering you on, Moxie is in my lap right now!

  3. Maree says:

    TFIOS is definitely devastating. Love your reading companions. Keep it up you’re doing great! :D :D

  4. Melissa says:

    The Fault In Our Stars is so wonderful! What a perfect readathon book!

  5. Sarah says:

    you are so AWESOME!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Ugh. I WANT to start TFIOS, but I’m not sure I have it in me for Readathon. Not in the mood to cry! Sounds like you are having a blast. Happy reading and enjoy the rest of Readathon! #TeamHughes

    • Kirsten says:

      I didn’t sob/ugly-cry the way I expected to, but it definitely isn’t entirely lighthearted – I’d hold off if you’re unsure! Happy cheering/reading, and thanks for coming by!

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