Hi, my name is Brittany and I’m obsessed with watching/listening/reading about others doing readathons but have been terrified to do one myself. I have a tendency to get restless if I’ve been reading for too long and I truly felt like trying to commit to a readathon would be setting myself up for failure.
So, since I’ve been really wanting to do one but wanted to try it out on my own first (instead of participating in already created ones that may have rules or other people participating), I decided that on Friday night (04/19/19), I would start one and read through Saturday. My initial plan was to start at midnight like most of the other readathons I’ve seen people do, but I decided that I needed to start earlier so that Saturday night I would have time for other things!
I started my readathon at 10 PM and kicked it off with a book I’d been reading called Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas. This was an eARC I’d received from NetGalley that I had already been reading. I was on pg. 208 at the start of the readathon.
One hour in, I was on pg. 261 and had to make some coffee because I had an inkling that it was about to be a long night! Surprisingly enough, my boyfriend, who usually goes to sleep way earlier than I, was still awake. If you look closely, you can see in this picture that he was playing video games while I was reading. It was an interesting mix.
At midnight, I had finished my cup of coffee and was on pg. 320 of Wild and Crooked. Only 96 pages to go before finishing!
1:00 – 1:57 AM
I finished my first book! Well, technically, I completed the second half of it, but that counts… right? It does to me, anyways. At this point I was feeling really great about my progress and wanted to dive right into another read. I didn’t really set a TBR up for this, but I knew that I wanted a physical book to give my eyes a break from the Kindle.
So, I went to my bookshelves and decided on The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This is one of my favorite books and I believe that this was my 4th time reading it. I read until about 1:57 AM until I started to reach that point of tired where I stop comprehending what I’m reading. I was on pg. 54 when I stopped!
2:00 – 2:20 AM (approximately)
I’m not the type of person who can immediately go to sleep when I lay down so I spent a little while watching Supernatural until I fell asleep!
2:20 – 8:30 AM (approximately)
Yay for 6 whole hours of sleep.
8:30 – 9:00 AM
Watching videos on my phone (which mostly consisted of Booktube, if I’m being honest).
9: 00 – 10:17 AM
Back to reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I got to page 104 before taking a break!
10:17 – 10:31 AM
Said “break” actually just consisted of me cleaning my kitchen and finally making myself some coffee. Ugh, adulting.
Back to reading!
Officially done with my second book! Even though I know exactly what to expect from this read, I still cry every. single. time.
12:38- 2:38 PM
After finishing the book, I absolutely had to watch the movie of the hundredth time. It was also a great time for lunch, so I finished off my Taco Bell leftovers and had my heart broken once again by the film adaption. It took me an extra 15 minutes or so to finish the movie because I had to keep pausing it to collect myself. I’m not even kidding.
After wrapping up the movie, I decided to start on my next read, List of 13 by E.A. Comiskey. This was an ebook that I had been sent by the author a while back and needed to go ahead and read. I figured this was the perfect time to cross it off my list. I also forgot to take anymore pictures from this point on because really, I can’t have my stuff that much together.
3:00 – 6:00 PM
During this time frame, I napped and read off and on. I managed to get to pg. 96 in the book during this process, which isn’t very good for a three hour time span, but it is what it is.
6:00 – 7:37 PM
At this point, I had to stop reading/napping to cook dinner. I cooked, we ate, and then we watched a little bit of TV (Josh and I love watching stand-up comedy on Netflix).
7:38 – 9:21 PM
I finished the book! It took me way longer than it should have to read 234 pages but I got it done nonetheless.
At this point, there was only 40 minutes left to my readathon and it seemed pretty pointless to try to finish anything else (because who can finish a book in 40 minutes? Not me).
At the end of this, I had completed 3 books in 24 hours! I’m actually pretty impressed with it and so excited for my next readathon!
Have you ever done a readathon? If so, did you enjoy it? Talk to me (: