Friday, 20 April 2018

Spring Cosy Reading Night


EVENT
Spring Cosy Reading Night

ABOUT EVENT
Cosy Reading Night is a readathon, of sorts, but not in a sense as it is very low key and relaxed... There is no competition or challenge in place - just the objective to spend a cosy night reading tucked up with a good book.

TAKING PLACE
Friday 20th April between 7 - 10pm

MY TBR + GOALS
My one and only aim for this event is to delve into a new Agatha Christie mystery: 4.50 from Paddington. Taking the 'cosy' aspect of the event, when looking at my unread shelf I knew immediately that I wanted to get stuck in a Christie novel. Despite the crime aspect, there is a definite cosy feel to Christie's novels - and I do love a Marple mystery.

It may be ambitious to complete in three hours, but I'll be happy with any & all progress made.

HOUR ONE (7-8PM)
As I had suspected, I didn't start my reading at 7pm on the dot - but 20 minutes later after a delayed bedtime routine with my four year old. After he was all settled for the night, I ran myself a bubble bath & relaxed in there with book in hand - reading the first three chapters of my chosen book.

HOUR TWO (8-9PM)
I pretty much read solidly for the second full hour, besides one little Twitter update and to see how others were getting on. Also had some chocolate on hand, to keep me going. I'm usually an early bird to bed, anytime between 9 -10, so you can imagine I was starting to lag a little by this point.

HOUR THREE (9-10PM)
Updated Twitter for a third time in the final hour, sharing about being just over the 100 page mark and how any ambitions of completing this book in the three hour event were pretty lofty ones! Continued to read, and ended wrapping up the cosy reading night just over half way through 4.50 From Paddington, and a total of thirteen chapters read. 

CONCLUDING
All in all, I'm really happy with how my evening went. This was my first time taking part in a 'Cosy Reading Night', and will definitely take part in future ones (I believe they are to be held seasonally). Also, engrossed in the Marple mystery, and still very much without a clue in terms of solving it. I look forward to continuing with it over the weekend.

COSY READING NIGHT IS HOSTED BY LAUREN
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8 comments

  1. I’m glad it went well! I’ve heard about this readathon, but it doesn’t really work with my time zone. I’m usually working while it’s happening.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thank you! I've heard a lot of people saying that re: time zone; understandably so.

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  2. This sounds like a fun event! And it doesn't even have to be an organized event sometimes, right? I declare every Friday night to be Cosy Reading Night! :)

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  3. A Cozy Reading Night sounds like perfection and I love the book you chose! I'm a big fan of Miss Marple and this is a favorite.

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    1. I can see why this is a Miss Marple favourite of yours... I finished it over the weekend, as I had hoped, and just loved it!!

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