I’m always both sad to see a Readathon end…and a bit relieved. Sad, because Readathons are FUN! Everyone reads as much as they possibly can, we put aside everything else and go into marathon reading mode. Many of us forgo all TV and any other activities and plow through as many books we possibly can. There are reading sprints, friendly competitions. I always keep track of how much I’m reading each day and try to beat my numbers.
But, by the end of it, I’m usually ready for a TV day. My brain is worn OUT. It doesn’t help that I’m in the middle of rereading Game of Thrones right now, either!
So, how’d I do?
A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Suicide Index by Joan Wickersham
Before I Go by Colleen Oakley
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo (Page 1-57)
Backpacks and Brastraps by Savannah Grace
A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin (Up to Page 408)
Plus a short story per day, usually 3-7 pages.
Pages Read: 2,900
I did all but one of the challenges. Sorry Saturday…I just am not graphically inclined enough to recreate a book cover!
I skipped over The Iliad, which technically was on my TBR list before most of these, but that would have sucked up the whole challenge time. I will read that soon, I promise. I also am overdue on an ARC, but it’s only readable on my tablet, which died right before the Readathon started. Yikes! Other than that, I think I did pretty well. I would have been able to read a higher number of books if I hadn’t been reading Martin, but I got through a lot of actual pages, so I’m happy with the turnout.