Every time I participate in Dewey’s 24 hour readathon, I swear to myself that I would try to read the full 24 hour the next time. And every time that next time comes around, I chicken out and set my goal to 16 hours read with 8 hours of sleep. Unsurprisingly, that happened again this time.
By now, I have my 24 hour readathon routine down. Every hour, I read 50 minutes and break for 10 minutes. During those 10 minutes, I walk around, get snacks, update social media… It works perfectly
Whenever I prepare a readathon, I bring out my calculator. I know I can read 60 pages every hour, so I just a matter of figuring out the number of hours I’m going to read. With 50 pages and 16 hours, that means I need to foresee about 800 pages worth of reading. My pile ended up being a bid more than my calculated amount this way, so I knew I was never getting through all three books. I really want to get to book one and two on my TBR below, book three is more of a reward for when I get through the other ones.
This readathon starts at 2 PM in my time zone and unfortunately for me, I made the very unwise decision to pack my morning with running errands and cleaning. So I started my readathon being absolutely tired. Don’t think I have ever drank more coffee than during this weekend…
I managed to read a steady pace and the pages paced by as expected. Annoyingly two of the three books weren’t exactly my cup of tea, but that happens. I ended up reading a total of 822 pages which is little over what I expected to read.
Have you ever done a readathon and what was your experience? Where you more successful than me? Let me know in the comments!