My first readathon is in the books (get it, elbow nudge!) and it was a fun weekend! If you are interested in the how and why check out Friday’s prep post.
I didn’t do a very good job of keeping track of my hours.
By Sunday evening I had no idea how much time had I left. But I did wind down Sunday evening with the comforting feeling that is spend most of the weekend curled up with great books.
I did stop reading long enough to jot down some quick updates.
5:30 am // Let’s get this Readathon Started! I jumped in slowly (it’s 5:30 on a Saturday for Christ’s sake) by listening to The End of Your Life Book Club on audio while choring, that is what us country people call feeding cows, and walking the dog. Then, coffee.
11 am // I started out getting into Shadowshaper and then after pausing to refill my coffee cup and check twitter I found out the one of my library picks Girl at War, has a very short check out period, so I jumped ship and got engrossed in that story.
2 pm // I switched it up again and moved back to Book Club, while I vacuumed up the copious amounts of dog hair that land all over my carpet and to throw in a load of laundry. Since I was close to wrapping up the book I did some more cleaning chores until I finished the book.
6:30 pm // Finished up Girl at War, it is beautiful and heartbreaking. I am heading out for burgers and beer with my husband. Finished up the day with 13 hours read!
12:30 pm // While making the dough for our weekly pizza and a movie Sunday. I starting to realize that I am not going to hit my 24 hour goal. Damn You, Breakfast! I readjusted my goal for 20 hours and finished Gatsby.
3 pm // I settled down in my air conditioning, (it is hot outside!) to make some progress in Shadowshaper. While finishing laundry, I jumped into Song of Achilles.
7 pm // I am planning on finishing the last 40 pages of Shadowshaper before calling it quits! My eyes are burning a bit and I am have problems concentrating. It has been a long weekend!
Final book tally:
Have you ever participated in a readathon? Tell me about it!