Friday I participated in the 24 hour read-a-thon that Lili and Noriko host the last weekend of every month. I started the read-a-thon at 8am Friday morning and ended at 8am Saturday morning. It’s supposed to be from 8pm to 8pm but they are 12 and 13 hours ahead of me and I wanted to finish at the same time that they did so I started when they started. I feel like starting at 8am actually helped me with my reading. I do updates on Twitter throughout the read-a-thon so some of y’all probably already seen this. This time around I decided to read some of the shortest books on my TBR mostly to help me with my monthly reading goal. As usual I didn’t read for a full 24 hours but I am still happy with what I accomplished so lets see what I read.
At 8am Friday morning I started off the read-a-thon by picking up The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter part 1 which was a whopping 40 pages long. I finished this at 8:38
At 8:42am I started The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter part 2 which was 45 pages long and finished it at 9:11am
I picked up part 3 at 9:15am and finished it at 10:02am and it was 72 pages long.
From then I ended up not reading anything for like 7 hours because I got an email from Bath and Body Works that I had been waiting on for forever saying that their 3 wick candles were $12.95 plus there was also a 20% off coupon included and I had a free item coupon. I couldn’t miss this sale because I have been wanting some fall candles for a while now. I ended up getting 2 of the candles in the scents sweet cinnamon pumpkin and pumpkin apple which is my favorite of the two and the free item I picked up was the watermelon lemonade hand cream which is a favorite scent of mine. Bath and Body Works is right beside the Goodwill store so I went in there because I am on the hunt for a couple Stephen King books unfortunately they didn’t have the ones I wanted but I still left with 3 books and those were The Green Mile by Stephen King, The Martian by Andy Weir, and 1984 by George Orwell. After I got back home I decided to catch up on YouTube videos and everyone’s blog posts from the day so I wouldn’t be too far behind.
I read part 4 from 5:11pm to 5:56pm and it was 70 pages.
Part 5 was 126 pages long and I read it from 6:03pm to 7:29pm
Part 6 which is this last part in this series had 125 pages and I read it from 8pm to 9:18pm.
We normally go to bed between 10 and 10:30 so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to start another book but in the end I decided to in the hopes that I could squeeze in one more book for this read-a-thon. I picked up The First Adventure at 9:38pm and read 53 pages which was a little over half of the book. By then it was 10:17 and I decided to call it a night.
I hoped that I would wake up early enough to finish the rest of the book and luckily I woke up with just enough time to finish it. I picked back up where I left off at 7:29am and finished the last 38 pages at 7:59am. Wow that was cutting it close.
Total hours read: 6 and a half hours
Total books read: 7
Total books completed: 7
Total pages read: 568 pages
I’m so happy with what I accomplished in 24 hours even though the books were all relatively short. I am a little shocked at the pages read. I didn’t think it would be that high. I read more books, more pages, and more hours this time around as well. I hope I am able to participate in the next one.