Tomorrow, April 25, I’ll be joining a load of other readers for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. If you’re unfamiliar with this readathon, you can learn all about it here.
I know that I’m late to the game on this one, but now that I have more time on my hands, I’m finally starting to read the books on the Women’s Prize longlist. I’d already read three of the books without knowing they were on the list. Then I watched Simon of Savidge Reads and his mum discuss the entire longlist, and all of the books sound so good. I started Dominicana yesterday, so I’ll be finishing that and at least starting another during the readathon.
I think I’ll be posting updates during the readathon in my Instagram stories (now that I’m finally utilizing that part of IG). I might also post updates on Twitter. I will have a wrap-up post here after the readathon has ended.
I do have a little bit of school work left for the week, but I should be able to get that finished today so that I can do nothing but read tomorrow (with small breaks for food and laundry).
Are you joining the readathon? Do you have a list of books prepared, or are you just winging it?
The Off the Grid Readathon, hosted by Shanah of Bionic Book Worm and Justine of I Should Read That ended last night at midnight, and I did pretty well!
The only reading I did on Friday was my bedtime reading. I had to go into work that day and when I got home I had some school work to finish up. Then I just wanted to watch TV for the rest of the night. But aside from my naps and doing laundry, I read all day Saturday and all day Sunday (until 7pm when it was time for TV).
I finished Girl, Woman, Other (Bernardine Evaristo) and LOVED it.
I started and finished Stardust (Neil Gaiman) — I read it in a few hours on Sunday. It was also quite good.
And I’m always reading the Wheel of Time series (Robert Jordan) for my bedtime book, so I read a bit more of A Crown of Swords (#7 in the series).
I read a total of 635 pages and finished two books. I’d say that’s pretty good! And I mostly stayed off of my phone and social media. I’m calling this readathon a success!
Did you participate? How did you do?
I have been wanting to join readathons again for so long, but work and school didn’t give me enough time to do that. In our current situation, I have lots of time to join readathons again! Yay!
So this weekend, I am joining Shanah of Bionic Book Worm and Justine of I Should Read That for their Off the Grid Readathon. It starts this Friday, April 17 at midnight, and runs through this Sunday, April 19. From Shanah’s Off the Grid Readathon TBR post:
If you haven’t heard of the Off The Grid Readathon before, let me fill you in on the details. This is hosted by myself and Justine from I Should Read That and is a quarterly event. April’s edition will begin this Friday, April 17th as soon as the clock strikes midnight and will end at midnight on Sunday evening. That’s 3 whole days to read!
This is a really low key event. There are no challenges, no buddy reads, no reading sprints – just read when you can and as much as you can. The whole point of this readathon is to stop getting distracted by your phone, tv, etc. and read when you should/could be reading. If you only have 30 minutes of reading time then utilize all of those minutes! Don’t scroll through twitter for 25 of those minutes and then realize you only have 5 minutes left lol. For more detailed information, check out the announcement post HERE.
I have to go in to work on Friday, but I’ll start reading when I get home. I don’t really have a list of books set up because I’ll just grab whatever strikes my fancy. I’m currently reading Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo for the #sykesandsavidgebookclub, and then I’ll just grab something else from my pile when I’m finished with that. Whenever I set up a TBR pile ahead of time for something like this, I always end up wanting to read something different. Heh.
I’m really looking forward to this, so I’m going to get back to my school work and get it all done so I have the weekend to myself.
Are you joining us for the Off the Grid Readathon this weekend?