Hi friends! Here to report my success/failure with my first 24-Hour Dewey’s Readathon:
I made it to about 2:00 am before giving out. I could have pushed myself a bit further into the night, I’m sure, but my eye was twitching something awful (still is…combo of strain/allergies?) and the rest of the house was asleep, and I just gave in. Here are the books I read at least some of yesterday for a total of somewhere around 500 pages:
18…I didn’t make it past that!
It’s hard to say since everyone has such different taste. I suggest reading a genre you like, but especially something with a lot of action and a fast pace, and on the lighter side. A readathon is no time to slog through some heavy epic like Proust.
Again, hard to say, this was my first time and I had fun. I didn’t really participate in mini-challenges, and I’d like to try harder to do so next time.
I loved being able to see people’s updates through Twitter, it was a great way to encourage each other and interact with other participants. The gifs also made me happy, though I’ll admit I was singing ‘I’ll Make a Man Out of You’ from Mulan all day as a result.
I read at least part of 3 books, only finished on in its entirety, but considering it was a real adult book (I don’t read those often), I’m happy!
Faery Tales and Nightmares by Melissa Marr (read several short stories)
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Neversink by Barry Wolverton
I am loving Neversink, I’ll probably finish it off today!
I’ve Got Your Number, but that’s not saying I didn’t enjoy it, I did! Chick-lit is pretty new for me, and this one wasn’t a complete hit for me, whereas I love dark fantasy and middle grade, so the other two were more my ‘thing’.
Very! I’d love to participate again in the fall. I’d still like to just roll as a participant, but will hopefully participate a bit more in the hourly events.