Readathon // April 2016 Wrap Up

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favorite reading chair, morning light, tea and a good book.. who could ask for more?

The last 6 hours of readathon went to.. sleeping. I had a modest goal of 500 pages and I’m proud that I finished with 541 (including 3 straight hours of no reading due to work). Finished A Monster Calls, started and finished Maus, a couple short stories from Cities I’ve Never Lived In and about 2/3 of The Martian. Strangely, the only book I didn’t get to was the one I was most looking forward to (Mr. Mercedes).. note to self: don’t worry about “saving” books. Just read good books, always. There are a lot of things I took away from the event, I loved the challenge (I didn’t Netflix! Not once! All day!) and my slight fear that I would spend the next few days not wanting to read at all could not be more unfounded. I woke up this morning and knocked out the last 130 pages of The Martian easily. I will probably finish off Cities I Never Lived In this afternoon. One thing I didn’t anticipate about the challenge was how much my reading pace would slow down. I tend to average 50-80 pages an hour, and for several hours at the end I was more in the 20-30 range. Thankfully, there are no rules to Readathon, and pages read are pages read.

Next Readathon is October 2016, who’s in?

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6 thoughts on “Readathon // April 2016 Wrap Up

  1. nea barabea says:

    I see you had a great time! And you accomplished your goal! Congrats! 🙂 And thanks for leaving your blog URL on my Quote challenge 🙂 I, however, did not have time to check blogs during the readathon. Was hardcore in reading 😀 I read 960 pages! Which was a total success! 🙂 😀 See ya in October 😉

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