I’ve shared my 5 Tips On How To Survive A Readathon ages ago, but with the 24 in 48 readathon coming up this weekend, I wanted to share some specific tips I’ve learned in the past editions. Basically all the tips in that previous post also apply to a 24 in 48 readathon, but there are some specific things you need to keep in mind. But by reading this post, you’re already more than halfway there.
Tip 1: Keep your phone at hand
The goal of such a readathon is of course to read a total of 24 hours in a time span of 48 hours. If you want to make sure you reach that goal, you’ll need to track your hours read perfectly and keep your phone, and especially the stopwatch, at hand at all times.
Tip 2: Bookly app
I’ve already mentioned the Bookly app and how I expected it to improve my readathon game in a previous post. Now that I’ve been using it for two months I can say with confidence: it does. The Bookly app helps you to specifically track how long your reading during the day, so it’s an awesome tool for this readathon and you won’t have to use your stopwatch. I’m going to use it for the first time during a readathon, but I’m already exited for it to help me out. Especially as it gives you an estimate of how much time you’ll need to finish your current read, highly motivating!
Tip 3: Become a planner maniac
Reading 24 out of 48 hours sounds easier than it is. This is my third time doing it, and I’m hoping this will be the first time I’ll manage it. (Fingers crossed!) What I’ve learned during my previous attempts is this: plan the hell out of your reading and your day.
Say you start reading at 7 AM, logically you will hit the first 12 hours at 7 PM which still leaves your evening free, right? The problem with this reasoning is that every break you take, is time spent away from reading. So plan it perfectly to make sure you’ll be able to hit your target at the end of the weekend.
Are you doing the 24 in 48 readathon? Do you think I missed any important tips? Let me know in the comments!