Although I wasn't able to read the full 24 hours because of plans made before I decided to do the readathon and, well, sleep, I would consider it a success. I finished two books and read half of two others. I read around 12 hours and 724 pages. What I loved most was that I had dedicated time to read and a full day off, which is rare for me lately.
And because I'm loving bullet journaling, even if my writing and drawings are sloppy, here is my readathon spread.
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
The hours I wasn't able to read had me wishing I was reading instead. But the most daunting hours were the really late hours when I was so tired (1am-6am).
Finished The Way You Make Me Feel by Mauren Goo, read Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian Vaughan, and made progress in the audiobook of The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney and the book of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
Paper Girls is a fun and quick read. Graphic novels, short stories, poetry, and novellas are probably the best bet to help get the pages and more books read. I think books that you're really enjoying are also good readathon books.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
Um, um, um... I'm coming up blank. I love that it's across different social media platforms and that there was an hourly photo challenge even if I only participated in a few of the prompts.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
I'll definitely participate again as long as I'm not working. TBH, depends on the time commitment volunteering would be as my work already takes up most of my life.
I'm back for another readathon! My last post was this readathon in October of 2015 so that shows how terrible I have been at blogging and writing.
But I'm glad to be back and to have most of my day dedicated to writing. I have my TBR stack, snacks, and have told everyone that I'm not leaving my house until tonight but that's only because of Les Miserables musical and a friend's birthday party.
Not pictured: my current read, which I forgot to add to the stack, The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo; two graphic novels on my e-reader (Paper Girls, Vol. 1 and My Friend Dahmer) and e-audiobook of The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Trying to give myself a lot of options to stay motivated.
I'll be updating my reading progress here on my twitter and instagram. Please let me know what you're reading and how you're doing! I'll be checking out other people's posts that use #readathon.
First meme/Q&A of the challenge:
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Poet X or Illuminae
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Probably ice cream
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a librarian, writer, and super feminist. I love to travel and bullet journal and, of course, read. :)
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I didn't participate in the last one but I did a few years ago (October 2015) and I gave myself lots of different formats and genres to choose from. Might "cheerlead" more this year as well.