the 24 Hour Readathon that was.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's 5am my time and that's officially it for the readathon! I am so happy I joined again this year, because it's even better. 1,800+ readers participated which is amazing, and I had a fantastic time interacting with each and every book lover online. I spoke to some on twitter, but this time, I was definitely more active on Instagram.

My start time was at 5am, but set my alarm for 6am. When I woke up, I decided there was just no way I would last all day if I got up then. So I slept in until 8:30ish. I made breakfast - a waffle with strawberries and brewed coffee. I started reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac (307 pages) in bed, my favorite place to read.


4:30pm. I finally finished my first book.I went downstairs to make a quick lunch and read a little bit outside. I made a salad with avocados, quinoa, craisins, walnuts, and feta cheese. I started reading Animal Farm by George Orwell (141 pages).


7pm. Sun is almost setting. I finished Animal Farm, and I was surprised how fast-paced and short it was! After reading two full novels, I decided to re-read Watchmen, a favorite, and ignore my planned books for now. I also participated in the #bookishbrews challenge, and had a quick snack during this time - two cookies and dried apricot with homemade iced coffee.


11pm. Hour 19. An hour or so after dinner, I decided to get ready for bed. I have this shirt on because it speaks nothing but the truth, and started reading Ten Short Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe. It is a collection of ten short stories, which I thought would be perfect to end the night with.


Since I work at 10am today (Sunday the 26th) I didn't really want to stay up too late. I would have if I could, but I opted for the smarter decision to just go to bed. As I write this post, I am about to get some much-needed sleep. Overall, I had a fantastic time. I read from 8:30am-12:30am. That's 16 hours. 1,073 pages. In addition to that, I again "met" many new bookish people online. That is probably my most favorite part! Tell me how the readathon was for you! 

14 comments:

  1. I loved your Instagram posts and being able to see your progress there! I'm glad you got to read most of the day and enjoyed it. It's so awesome how this readathon brings so many people together!

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    1. Yes, I agree! That's my favorite part of the readathon too. And thank you!

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  2. Nice recap! Glad you had a good readathon!

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  3. Great books and delicious food... definitely a success!

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  4. You did great! Short stories sound like an excellent way to end the read-a-thon. I love your food photos.

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    1. Thank you, Rachael!! I had to be creative with my food so I can get myself to not forget to eat!

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  5. Over 1,000 pages?!! Congrats!! I have yet to take part in a readathon and I'm really not sure how I would fare. I'm not able to sit and read for long periods of time without break, but besides that, a day devoted to reading sounds amazing!

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    1. Thank you!! You should definitely do it. It's never about the pages, just the time you put in and also the feeling of reading with thousands of readers worldwide :)

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  6. You did so well! I would've loved to participate but really didn't have the time...hopefully once my semester is over I'll be able to participate in more fun readathons! I'm interested to know what you thought of On the Road...I started reading it a few years ago and keep meaning to go back to it!

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    1. Maybe next time :) I will post my review for On the Road tomorrow! I surprisingly loved it.

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  7. 16 hours is amazing!! Glad you had so much fun and finished two books. You did great!

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