More Hemingway

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Hey hey! Apologies for being away for a couple of weeks — things have only just started calming down in my world, following several events at work, my sister coming home for a week-long visit, and two of our pets getting sick (and on a strict medication and diet schedule for the next month or so).

Anywaaay, as you might have read a few weeks back, my May was spent on Hemingway, because the Flips Flipping Pages discussion for the month required us to read at least one fictional work by Hemingway, and another biographical or autobiographical work on (or by) Hemingway.

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Readathon Recap!

I can’t believe the first FFP 24 Hour Readathon is over. I’ve been attempting to catch up on lost sleep (no success there yet!), hence this post is a bit delayed — it’s the first time I ever readathoned for a full 24 hours, and it felt a lot longer than that to me!

I had a long list of books I planned to read, but I was only able to read five. I finished my halftime blog post slash eating break at around 3 am, and by that time I’d already finished Vespers Rising and The Insult and Curse Book. I lay down on Gege’s Thai futon (the kind with a mattress attached to a triangular pillow) and started reading Sweet Valley Confidential. It was unusually chilly (it was raining outside and dust allergies be darned I had to grab the sarong covering the boxes in one corner at Libreria to use as a blanket), and it was getting harder to stay awake, especially when people were starting to fall asleep. I think it was my violent reactions to SVC  (hahaha, you’ll be reading about it in a later post) that kept me awake, and I finished that book at around half past six.

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Still awake!

It’s Hour 5 of the FFP 24 Hour Readathon and I’m still awake! Most of us are — yay!

This is my first major break since the start of the Readathon, and I was reserving it for eating, but I realized I hadn’t posted yet, so here I am eating and blogging at the same time!

 

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Readathon: The Plan

Tomorrow marks the first FFP 24 Hour Readathon and a bunch of us are holing up at Libreria Bookstore in Cubao X to read together!

This week has been crazy, schedule-wise; this is the only free evening I’ve gotten all week, so I’m cramming my Readathon prep.

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The first FFP 24 Hour Readathon!

 

Finally, it’s official! Flips Flipping Pages is hosting the first official 24 Hour Readathon event in the Philippines!

The 24 Hour Readathon is an international blogging event mounted in memory of Dewey, a blogger and a reader who started the event in October 2007. Dewey passed away in November 2008, and the 24-hour read-a-thon is continued by those who’ve helped Dewey organize the past read-a-thons, and hundreds of book bloggers in the world. Basically, the concept is to read as much as you can for 24 hours.

A bunch of us Flippers have been joining the 24 Hour Readathon for a couple of years now, and we thought about reading together in a single venue so we could encourage one another to go all the way around the clock. Hence it is now an official FFP event!

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