The Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Bookworm

I wanted to save writing this post for the last stretch of the readathon so whilst I "rest my eyes" for ten minutes, I'm going to type this up. Just to warn you all, I haven't slept for...a long time now and what the heck, I'm not going to proof read this; so don't expect anything great!

It's 5am. I've technically been awake for 24 hours already but have been reading since 9am yesterday morning. I'm just about to start my 9th book in that period of time and do you know how I feel? Well, apart from a little dizzy and tired...I FEEL INCREDIBLE. I feel exhilarated. I feel amazing. But mostly, I feel proud.

A few hours in, I was struggling; majorly. I wanted to give up and felt that someone like me just couldn't do something as challenging as this with my conditions. But look at me, I F**KING DID IT! I have tears in my eyes typing this because you know what? Nothing and nobody can stop you from achieving what you want to achieve. No matter how big, or small. All you need is belief and right now, I have tonnes. Mostly, thanks to you guys.

To my husband, who's currently snoring on the front room floor. You tried baby and I appreciate it more than you know. You are truly, my everything.

To Rebecca, for staying up the entire 24 Hours reading with me and raising over £200 for her charity. You girl, are my hero and I love you.

To Louise, for setting reminders on her phone throughout the night to send us tweets of encouragement.

To the authors and bloggers who contributed to giving me 24 incredible blog posts to keep me going, and everyone else involved.

To the people that donated, you have been more generous and giving than I could have ever hoped for.

To the people on Twitter and Facebook who have been sharing my posts constantly all day and tweeting me words of support.

All of you drove me to where I'm at now. Nothing is going to get in my way. I've managed to stay awake and read 9 books (possibly 10, it's only 5am guys, there's time!) in 24 hours, produce 24 blog posts with some truly inspiring, incredible people and raise over £500 for a charity that looks after people like me. Now if that isn't an achievement, I'm not sure what is.

Now this girl needs sleep and she needs it baaaaaaad.

There's still time to donate, please click here and help in anyway that you can!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

All my love,
Z x


  1. You are absolutely amazing xxx

  2. You are absolutely amazing xxx

  3. Just catching up on all your posts now, you're amazing Hun, we smashed it yesterday and I can't wait to see what's next 💜

    1. We really did! So proud of us, love you <3 xxx