readathon jane austen

readathon jane austen

The day and hour has finally arrived: it’s time for my very first readathon. I’ve spent my morning getting ready – i.e. buying candy and thinking about books. The tea is brewed, I’ve prepared some healthy snacks (I’m saving the unhealthy stuff for later) and settled myself on the couch in our kitchen: I’m finally ready to dive into Jane Austen’s world. I’ll update regularly and will follow the progress of other readers. Let’s get started! Persuasion, here we go …

Status: I’ve read 76 pages (I’m a slooow reader), had lunch, four cups of tea, done a bit of laundry and checked up on a thousand other bloggers’ reading progress.
Oh, this is such a cozy event! I’m having a brilliant time with Persuasion – I feel like reading on and on and on … These characters are horrible! I literally shake my head every other page. I don’t remember much from when I read it 10 years ago. I remember how it ended and something about a picnic …

“It is over! it is all over!” she repeated to herself again, and again, in nervous gratitude. “The worst is over!”



Had homemade sandwiches for dinner. It’s the perfect meal if you wish to read or blog whilst eating. Bonus info: did you know that the sandwich was invented by the Earl of Sandwich? He needed a snack for him and his buddies while gambling, and asked his butler to make something you could eat with one hand AND without getting your hands dirty. So the butler invented the sandwich – and the Earl of Sandwich got all the credit. True story! Back to Jane Austen …



With the help of coffee and candy, I’ve turned the last page of Persuasion. A sweet and beautiful story and an excellent companion for the last 12 hours. Now I can barely keep my eyes open. Will crawl into bed. Goodnight!

I woke up around 8am, made a cup of tea, went back to bed and started Mansfield Park. Now I’ve had a nice breakfast (banana pancakes and berries) and is ready to dive back into Jane Austen’s universe.


Wait, it’s already over??? But I’m only 100 pages into Mansfield Park! What am I supposed to do now that it’s all over? It feels kind of empty … like I can’t remember what I usually do when I don’t read …

I managed to read 335 pages of Jane Austen, which for my standard is pretty good – I don’t think I’ve ever read more than 100-150 pages a day. The two Jane Austen novels were very different but both have that Jane Austen-feeling I’ve craved for weeks. For the past hour or so, I switched to the audio version because I felt like knitting. It’s been a blast doing the readathon! It’s such a treat to read, blog about reading and follow other readers. I hope so very much I’ll be able to join again next time!

Thanks for all the support – see you soon 🙂


30 thoughts on “Readathon

  1. Sikke et fantastisk selskab du er i under readathon. Det er næsten helt overflødigt at sige god læselyst så. :0) For det får du helt sikkert. Men rigtig god fornøjelse med den gode læselyst! :0)

  2. Sikke en fin idé, at fordybe sig i Jane Austens univers under read-a-thon. Jeg har kun læst Pride and Prejudice før, hvilket var et hit, så jeg vil sige fortsat god fornøjelse med læsningen! 🙂

  3. God morgen læsehest ;-), tak for hep og jeg ser at du er kommet godt igennem gårsdagen. Det ser super hyggeligt ud hos dig, og med selskab fra følgesvenden så blir´ det ikke bedre. Du er meget inspirerende, og Persuasion er nu på min TBR-list. God læse-søndag til dig og kat.

  4. Jeg ønsker at jeg havde haft tid til maraton i denne weekend. Er så misundelig! – Det ser så hyggeligt ud. Lige bortset fra hr kat som måske har det lidt som mine babyer når det gælder det der med interesse for bøger 🙂

    • Hehe, ja, katte og baby’er kan have meget til fælles 😀 Dog spandt han det meste af tiden, han ser bare ofte så sur ud 😀

      Jeg håber, at du har mulighed for at deltage næste gang! (Og at jeg også kan deltage)

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