Since the Readathon began so late for me (2AM) and books count towards progress only if read/listened to/ finished during the event, I was listening to another book beforehand.
During the Readathon, I managed around half an hour of Summer at the Little French Café by Karen Clarke before I got sleepy.
I woke up at 11AM this morning, had breakfast, and, after my morning routine, continued with this book. I only finished one book this time but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I recommend Karen Clarke’s books and have reviewed three or four of them. they are relaxing and iconic for summer time given their beach locations. The others I have are located in the UK and bought back memories of the beaches of my childhood.
Summer at the Little French Café stirred up memories of vacations to France, and of discovering somewhere new.
I started the first few pages of Summer Island Book Club (Friendship Beach #1) by Ciara Knight and picked this as I love the theme combination of summer, a book club and a beach.
I found myself wishing that the beaches in my chosen books were wheelchair accessible and that I could go in real life. I would recommend Karen Clarke and Ciara Knight’s ability to create atmosphere and reel the reader in through an easy relaxing writing style but where I was anticipating twists and eager to find out what was going to happen.
I’ll review these books in more detail on my blog, Goodreads and Amazon.
Since snacks are a big theme of any Dewey’s Readathon, I really just ate what I always do at this time of year, fresh fruit (melon and peach), kept hydrated with water and green tea.
Dinner was my favourite dish, Chicken Tikka Masala.
The treats I had were prawn crackers and chocolate ice cream.
I had so much fun being Admin for hour 9 and it was also fun coming up with my ideas for the post even though it was quite last-minute.
Thanks to Andi and the Readathon team for making the Reverse Readathon possible this year. I loved being able to get to books that weren’t for blog tours and revisiting Karen Clarke’s writing as well as discovering Ciara Knight as a new-to-me-author.
Looking forward to the October Readathon.