When I tell people I participate in a read-a-thon, they usually ask whether I really need an excuse to read more. Probably not, but in the past I had a less than perfect score on them (reading less compared to normal days) but with the quarantine and the high temperatures that effectively keep me inside, I want to give it another try.
The concept is simple. Read books in a period of 24 hours (of course you don’t have to read all the time), and join others in a book bingo and some other challenges during the day. It is super nice to connect with everyone on blogs, twitter and what not.
Reverse fortunately doesn’t mean the books need to be read from the end to the beginning. Pfhew. The reversal refers to the starting time, which for me will be 2 A.M. – I hope to be asleep but will join in the fun a couple of hours later.
Books read: 3
Pages read: 530
Time read: 9h
Updates from the Read-a-thon
I try to focus mainly on reading during the event, so most updates are either quickly on Twitter (@UrlPhantomhive) or collected in a start, half-way and end post, which are collected here.
This post will go live at 2 AM when the read-a-thon starts – so I really hope I will be sleeping at that time (rather than lying awake bathing in sweat – it is really hot today). However, I already wanted to post my selected TBR reads and plans for the read-a-thon, so that when… Continue Reading →
A quick update from my side. Yes, I was perfectly asleep at the start of the readathon – thankfully. I woke up near the end of the fourth hour, and started reading Gideon the Ninth first. I still had about 4h left in the book, and finished it (how typical) in the Ninth hour of… Continue Reading →
Yesterday evening around eleven PM, I was starting to fall asleep, so I called it a day for the read-a-thon. While the second half wasn’t as prolific as the first, I still immensely enjoyed it and read from almost all the books I had intended to read. I normally don’t plan these things, so I… Continue Reading →