I LOVE doing a readathon once in a while to really push me to read as much as possible and basically have the excuse to do so. So I never hesitate even one second to do a readathon if I’m able to. This time around: Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.
Dewey’s readathon was the first readathon I ever did, and I was so excited to do this one again. I was going to stick to a plan I developed years ago: every 50 minutes I set my alarm clock and give myself a 10-minute breather to update my social media, walk around and get some refreshments.
Okay, time for some advanced math. Now, I wasn’t planning on reading the whole 24 hours, but include my 8 hours of sleep and that leaves 16 hours of reading. Seeing that I can read about 60 pages every hour, that means I need to establish a TBR of 960 pages. As I want to add Gemina to the list and it tends to read faster than a regular book, I’m adding a third book to the mix that ups the pages. I’m not expecting to finish all three, but I don’t want to fall without anything to read.
I started this readathon with the knowledge that this is a marathon, not a sprint, and inhaled deeply when it started. I know that it starts off pretty easy, but that it gets harder to stay focused after a few hours and I was mentally ready for it. Except… the reading slump never came?
I had absolutely no problem staying focused and I hit my pages without a lot of problems. What the actual hell?
Without the normal reading slump, I ended up reading for 16 hours, finished all three books and some pages from a fourth book, and read a total of 1359 pages. O hell yeahs! This was one crazy readathon, but in the best way possible. I think I’m going to try to read 20 hours and sleep 4 hours for my next 24 hour readathon… exciting!
Have you ever done a readathon and what was your experience? Where you more successful than me? Let me know in the comments!