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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Yay!! A big round of applause to you all!

Well done, well done!! It's been a fantastic day and i hope you've all enjoyed your very long day of reading. I hope you've ploughed through plenty of books, eaten lots of treats, kept warm and kept awake!

Thank you to everyone who took part and i hope you all enjoyed it as much as i did. You can relax even more now, keep reading if you want to, or just put your feet up and watch some television!

The winner of the prize draw for the £20 of vouchers is Christine! Well done Christine, and well done everyone for having read for so long. Christine if you email me your address at, i will get these sent out to you.

You can put the books away guys, but i hope you enjoyed the challenge and the added bonus of helping to raise money for charity.

The final countdown!

So with less than an hour and a half to go we are on the homeward stretch.

I have just done the prize draw for the Jonathon Ross book and the lucky winner is Lin! Well done on your win Lin. I hope you enjoy your signed copy of his autobiography!

Well done to everyone who has kept on going it sounds like you are keeping up better than me and together we have read some great books, from the Hypnotist, The Golden Door, Birdsong and White teeth. I haven't read that book Rikke but have heard about it and heard good things!

So as we can down the last 80mins i hope you have all had fun and had a relaxing day full of reading.

All i can do now is urge you to continue reading and keep on going and to say that collectively so far we have raised £160 for Clic Sargent just from this challenge, with sponsorship money to come in from anyone who chose to raise some. £160 is a great total from what has been a fun and chilled out day. Couldn't have done it without you all willing to participate. Thank you for supporting Clic Sargent.

So as we enter the last part of our challenge, all i ask you to do is to tell me what has been your favourite part of the day, whether it's reading a book you haven't read before, just being able to relax at home, chilling out, getting ready....whatever you've enjoyed the most about today.

At 9.30pm at the end of our amazing challenge i will announce the prize draw winner, which will be someone who posts between now and 9.30pm. The winner will receive £20 of love to shop vouchers which can be used in a variety of stores.

Thanks for taking part and enjoy the last 80mins!

Congratulations Sarah!

Well done Sarah on your £10 amazon voucher win!! Congratulations and i hope you enjoy spending it.

So we have three and a half hours to go, for those still reading, keep going, your doing so well. WE are almost there now and even though your eyes may be getting a little tired and your feel a wee bit tired, just keep on going!!

We can do it and you have all been super for taking part and reading right through out the day.

With only three and a half hours to go those pages will fly by and the end is in sight.

The next prize draw is for a signed copy of Johnathon Ross's autobiography - Why do i say these things. It will take place at 8pm.

As people are no doubt getting a little tired i will make this prize draw nice and easy! Just tell me what book or books you have read today, what your currently reading and how long you have been reading for. Do this before 8pm when the next prize draw will take place.

If some people have only just joined us that is fine too and your welcome to join the prize draw.

The 6pm draw:-)

The next prize draw will be at 6pm and will be a £10 amazon gift voucher give away!!

All that is required is for you to tell me which famous author you would like to meet, either why you would like to meet them or what you would like to say to them.

I would love to meet Stephen King and ask him what makes him tick? What makes him write horrors which are sometimes pretty gruesome and then write beautifully moving stories like Shawshank redemption. I love the fact that he is able to do this and to me it shows his quality as a writer to be able to write such diverse stuff.

Well done for everyone who has kept up so far, the end is nearly in sight and we are over the half way mark!

Has anyone got any snow where they are? I think it's just starting here. Even more of an excuse now to just curl up! Am really getting in to my book now! Until 6pm guys!

Interesting stories....

Thanks for all the favourite character stories everyone, has been fun to read them and am glad i recognise one or two. Sounds like some people are reading some really interesting books. I haven't read Faulks but he keeps cropping up so i may have to give him a go at some point. It's nice to see people recommending books as well.

SFT, thank you for taking part in this so far. I will email you with regards to the sponsorship. Thank you for all the support along the way you really have been fantastic.

James, Poirot is one of my favourite television programmes and yes i think a get together between Holmes and Poirot would be great.

You may not have been with us all the way Katie, but it's still great to have you with us! At least you've reached half way of your book!

Alice, your a trooper for donating the prize, but at least we have provided you with an opportunity to enjoy your fave past time, reading!

Without further a do, the winner of the 'Snowdrops' book is Katie!! Well done Katie on your win! If you email me your address at some point, i know i prob have it somewhere but not sure where and i will then get the book sent out to you. Congratulations and hopefully you will enjoy your signed copy.

Wahay!! The half way mark!

Congratulations, congratulations to all those who have been taking part during the last six hours, can't believe were half way there. Are the words getting too much for you now, are you feeling sleepy and in need of a break or are you ready to keep on reading.

Some of you have already answered the prize draw give away for Snowdrops A.D Miller, but for the rest of you, you have an hour within which to tell me your answer.

I have decided on something a little inventive. I would like you all to take your favourite character from any book and tell me what adventure you would love to send them on. You can be as creative as you want, just use your imagination! Equally perhaps you could just make up a character and say what story you would like to create for them.

Well done to all for getting to the half way point and for interacting via the blog. I have just had some lovely lunch and enjoyed snuggling into my blanket on the sofa whilst jelly babies mysteriously keep popping in to my mouth!

As for my answer to the above, having thought about it, i would love for Dean Koontz, who is my fave author to create a story where he is writing about himself, so for example within the story he is sat at his computer writing a new book, when he begins to see some mysterious lights outside and hears this piercing noise like no unearthly noise he's heard before. As he runs to the door, the door gives away to complete blackness and the blackness encompasses him. An hour later he wakes up back at his computer writing his book. Then it continues with his perhaps being teleported to different places all whilst writing his book and what he was writing in his book happens to him!

Reading our way to the half way mark!

With only an hour and a half to go till the half way mark, it's good to see people nestling down with their books and some people even having finished their books. I'm going to leave you all now to enjoy your reads and will check back with you at the half way mark for the next prize give away.

Between the hours of 3.30pm and 4.30pm, i would love it if you leave a comment, so that i know who has made it to the half way mark with us.

I have decided on something a little inventive. I would like you all to take your favourite character from any book and tell me what adventure you would love to send them on. You can be as creative as you, just use your imagination!

The winner drawn out of the hat will win a signed copy of 'Snow Drops' by A.D Miller. This was kindly donated by Alice from her day at Cheltenham book festival. Thank you Alice.

£10 amazon gift voucher winner is.....

The winner of the first £10 amazon gift voucher is.....Drum roll please.......Hannah:-) Congratulations Hannah (clap clap!)

Well done on winning the £10 amazon gift voucher. I already have your email address, so what i will do is email you the voucher code and details to your email address within the next few hours.

Don't despair everyone though, you will still get a chance, we still have two signed books
to give away, another £10 amazon voucher and £20 for someone who has taken part for the whole 12 hours.

How long are you all planning on reading for?

Has anyone finished a book yet? I'm falling behind on my reading, mainly because i keep coming on here to update and to post!!

Wakey wakey!

Now you might be starting to feel tired or even hungry at this stage, so don't forget to stretch, get those muscles going, hey, you can always read whilst walking around the house!! Get the stomach filled again as we enjoy the afternoon of reading!

If you've finished a book or want to update on what your reading, would love to hear about it.

With the second hour upon us! - PRIZE GIVE AWAY!

Hopefully people have enjoyed the first hour and had fun reading their chosen books and made good progress without too many distractions! My book is slowly getting read and the more i read the more i get into it.

So, in order to keep you all going and to keep the nice community spirit going, i thought we would begin the first prize draw. This prize draw will run from now until 1pm. All you have to do to take part is post a comment between now and 1pm saying what your favourite book is and what you like about it.

All those who take part will be entered into a hat and the first name out will win a £10 amazon voucher. Nice and and simple. So if you are interested in winning a voucher then post your comment saying what your favourite book is and why.

Good luck with reading for the next few hours.

Equally if you want to post a comment about the book your reading or anything about the books, please feel free, it's as much your space as it is mine!

So, what are you reading?....

As we begin our first hour into the readathon, i thought it would be great to find out what everyone is reading. Either all the books you're planning to read today or what you are currently reading. Perhaps even a few notes about it, you never know, someone else might be interested in that book!

At the moment i am starting with 'On the run'. It's not exactly a heart warming book as it's about a difficult childhood. However the book was bought for me several years ago and it would be great to get it completed and off the bookshelf!

So, what are you reading?...

On your marks, get set, ready and go!

On your marks, get set, ready and go! We are off! Welcome to Dannie's 12 hour Clic Sargent readathon:-) A big thank you to all those people who have signed up so far. If you haven't already done so, you are welcome to sign up at any point during the day and join us. You can register here It seems we have picked a great day what with the snow and cold about to appear!

I hope you've all got yourselves organised for a nice leisurely day enjoying a good book or two, or perhaps trying a genre you haven't tried before.

Through out the day i will be putting up posts on here to encourage you all to keep reading! There will be five prize draws through out the twelve hour period, so don't forget to keep tuned in. I will be asking people to post a comment every two hours if they are reading for the whole twelve hours, just so i know who has been reading for the twelve hours, ready for the super prize draw at the end:-)

It leaves me with nothing more to say, other than enjoy the day full of reading and lets all get off to a flying start with our books.

Happy reading everyone

Friday, 3 February 2012

It's here, the readathon begins tomorrow!

So i hope your all organised, you've all got your snacks in and are ready to snuggle up. I hope you've picked out the books you want to read and set aside either an hour or the whole 12 hours to taking it easy and losing yourself in a great story.

Thank you to everyone for registering and taking part, myself and Clic Sargent really appreciate it. The money will go towards helping families and children with cancer, so you can take it easy tomorrow, knowing you are doing something for a good cause.

Don't forget to set your alarms for 9.30am when the reading commences. Also to keep an eye on this blog for the give away and hopefully some motivating posts to help see you through the long hours!