Hour 3 (9:30 AM): Going to get a late start to the readathon because as soon as I woke up, I got a text that my niece and nephew are coming over, so I’ll be spending the next couple of hours with them.
Hour 5 (11:30 AM): Now I’m going to go run errands (okay, pick up some dessert as a treat for myself later in the day!)
Hour 7 (1:00 PM): Picked up the dessert, got some food, and some balloons for my mom and now it’s time to settle in and actually read! I can’t believe 1/3 of the readathon is almost over and I’m barely getting started. But I did listen to the last hour of A Court of Silver Flames while driving around, so that’s something. And I LOVED the ending!
Audiobook time: 1 hour.
Hour 8 (2:00 PM): Finally sat in one place and just read for an hour! (Okay, more like 40 minutes.) Finished reading It Came from Ohio: My Life as a Writer and loved it!
Pages read: 50. Books finished: 2.
Hour 9 (3:30 PM): Finished reading Kill Joy, and then finished This is how you lose the time war, as well! It had a twist at the end, so I just couldn’t put the book down to come update this any earlier!
Pages read: 80+50. Books finished: 4.
Hour 11 (5:00 PM): Actually updating this at 4:47 because I just finished my next book and wanted to get back on track with my hourly updates (and also, I didn’t want to stop the book I was in right at 4 and update, especially since I had just updated at 3:30). But anyways, I finished reading Traitor and now time to decide if I want something short or long next.
Pages read: 50 + 130. Books finished: 5.
Hour 12 (6:00 PM): Finished Just Beyond: The Scare School by RL Stine (only had about 25 pages remaining), and then forced myself to finish Egyptology (only 16 pages remaining), and then got tired of reading + extremely hungry. So I took a break for a while and watched some insta stories. Then ordered some food and now it’s time to pick it up.
Pages read: 40 + 180. Books finished: 7.
Hour 13 (7:00 PM): Picked up my food and ate it while watching some Sabrina, so it has been a nice 1.5 hour break from reading that I really needed! On my way there and back, I listened to some of You Can’t Touch My Hair, and I’m not sure if the book is for me. Wayyy too many pop culture references in just the few minutes I’ve listened to + extreme overuse of the same handful of words (“okay” at the end of every other sentence; “postracial” at the end of every sentence in a certain chapter). I also tried to read a Kindle sample of When My Brother was an Aztec as my poetry read for this readathon, but the first poem didn’t make any sense to me, so I’m not sure if this book will be for me either.
Pages read: 220. Books finished: 7.
Hour 14 (8:00 PM): Read some of One by One, and then decided to break and go get some french fries because my dinner was not very satisfying and a little too sweet.
Hour 17 (11:00 PM): Finished reading One by One! It was so good! And I’m officially done for the readathon. I think I liked the idea of finishing up books on readathon day – that way I felt accomplished every hour. I didn’t even have to resort to my usual reading a children’s book, short story, poetry book, etc. to get through it!
Pages read: 150 + 220 (so a total of 370 pages for the readathon, which isn’t actually too much). Books finished: 8.