If you follow me on Twitter and if you have read some of my previous posts then you know that I participated in the #24in48 readathon this past weekend on the 27th and 28th. I had high hopes for this round and I was ready for it. I had everything ready to go. I managed to stock up on some snacks and Dr. Pepper and I had my TBR ready to go. Today I am going to talk about how this round went for me.
What I planned to read:
What I actually read:
Saturday: Normally when I participate in this readathon I have always waited until I woke up Saturday morning because I didn’t want to keep my husband up. Well this time around I really wanted to start at midnight with everyone else so I asked him if that was ok with him and to my surprise he agreed. So I started reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne at midnight. My goal was to stay up until 4 and see how tired I was but I only managed to stay up until 3. Not because I was tired but because my light was dying and I couldn’t change the batteries without waking him up so I decided to just go to sleep for a little bit. I woke up at 7 and continued to read The Hating Game. It took me almost 8 hours to read 363 pages. Then it was time to start another book so I picked up a shorter one at only 141 pages. I started reading Postcards from France and that took about 2 hours. I did pick up Watching Glass Shatter but I only managed to read 13 pages before I had to go to bed. I was so tired that I couldn’t concentrate. Keep in mind that by this point I had only had 4 hours of sleep in like 36 hours so I was exhausted.
Sunday: Then comes Sunday. This is where my motivation and drive took a nose dive. My plan for Sunday was to get up when my husband did which is pretty much around 7 everyday. Well that didn’t happen. I ended up sleeping the day away. I didn’t wake up until like 10:30. I was so mad at myself for sleeping that long. At this point I knew I wasn’t going to make it to 24 hours so I set a new goal of making it to 12 hours (spoiler alert I didn’t make that either). At this point I wasn’t in the mood to read anymore so I played on my computer most of the day. I did manage to pick up a poetry book that I have been meaning to read for a while now and knocked that out in like 30 minutes. At this point I knew I was done reading so I just called it quits.
Total Books Read: 3
Total Pages Read: 597
Total hours Spent Reading: 10 hours and 39 minutes
While I didn’t meet either of my goals I am really happy with what I accomplished. Plus I even beat what I did last year by 2 hours. Would I have liked to have gotten 24 hours? Of course. I haven’t yet made it to the 24 hour mark and I have participated in this readathon 3 times now. I am determined to get there at some point.
Did you participate in this readathon? How did you do? Did you make it to 24 hours? How many books were you able to read? How many pages did you end up reading?