This is my fifth official readathon (at least from what I can tell on my past posts), but I also un-officially participated twice last year, so it could be my seventh!
Anyway, I woke up late and only started participating this last hour (at 10 am), so here is my first official update:
Hour 5 (11 AM): It’s the end of hour 5, and I’ve finished my first book! I may have chosen an easier middle grade/children’s book so I could feel like I accomplished something, but hey, it worked! I finished reading Alice Hoffman’s <i>Indigo</i>. Next up, I think I’m going to start a graphic novel to continue the light reading.
Pages read: 50. Books read: 1.
Hour 6 (12 PM): I started (well, continued from a few weeks ago) the graphic novel Harley and Ivy meet Betty and Veronica, and it’s a fun read, but I’m not used to reading more than one issue of a graphic novel per day, so I’ve had to force myself to read more, but I did get through 2 3/4 issues, so that’s good! (59 pages) After the second issue, I read a couple of chapters from Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (19 pages). If it wasn’t old in essay format, and/or if I had a physical copy rather than a scribd ebook, I feel like I could finish that today too. I’m getting really hungry now though. I think after I finish the graphic novel, I may have to take a break (will continue on audio).
Pages read: 78.
Total for the day: 128 pages, 1 book
Hour 8 (2 PM): Finished Harley and Ivy meet Betty and Veronica (27 pages), then I took a break to go to a local ice cream store to pick up some of my favorite ice cream sandwiches for later, and then ran some errands. I’d say I listened to about 45 minutes of Six of Crows during that time, but that was about it. Oh, and right before leaving, I went outside and spent like 20 minutes trying to get just 3 good pictures taken for bookstagram. When I got back home, I watched a little bit of Impractical Jokers, and now I’m ready to get back to the readathon! Might read a poetry anthology next to keep the easy, quick reading going, but I might regret it later tonight when I start getting sleepy and wish I had something other than dense books to read.
Pages read: 27 + 45 minutes of audio.
Total for the day: 155 pages, 2 books, 45 minutes of audio
Hour 9 (3 PM): Started and finished the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur. It was nice to get lost in that poetry anthology for a while! (I posted more thoughts on it on my goodreads.) Now for the next hour, I may take a quick break, and then actually read a longer book! (Which I’m kind of dreading, more because I haven’t been able to get into it.) So we’ll see how that goes. I can always switch to Maybe You Should Talk to Someone if Six of Crows doesn’t work out for me. I also have the Harleen graphic novel.
Pages read: 100 (the sun and her flowers was 245 pages, but it was so short I know it doesn’t even amount to 100 pages of a regular book)
Total for the day: 255 pages, 3 books, 45 minutes of audio
Hour 10 (4 PM): Picked up Six of Crows (switched from audio to physical copy) and read about 35 pages. I’m halfway through (page 235) and still can’t get into this book. I so badly want to DNF, but I’ve made it this far into the Grisha verse, and although it might have entirely been a waste of time, I’m not giving up now. Although reading this has made me exhausted and now I just want to take a nap. Not sure if I’ll continue reading for the next hour, and if I do, whether I’ll continue this or go back to a different book.
Pages read: 35
Total for the day: 290 pages, 3 books, 45 minutes of audio
Hour 11 (5 PM): Read 30 more pages of Six of Crows, but it’s still a struggle. I had to stop reading for a while and watched some insta stories instead. I think I’m going to switch to something else for the next hour.
Pages read: 30
Total for the day: 320 pages, 3 books, 45 minutes of audio
Hour 12 (6 PM): I was able to read 50 pages of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, but now I’m even more exhausted. I was thinking of reading outside for the next hour until it’s time to get food for iftar, but not even sure I have the energy to do that. We shall see what the next hour of this readathon brings.
Pages read: 50
Total for the day: 370 pages, 3 books, 45 minutes of audio
Hour 16 (10 PM): Wow, I haven’t updated in a while. After my 6pm updated, I laid down for a while, then went outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather and relaxing by a mini waterfall. Picked up some food for iftar, watched more Impractical Jokers, played HQ, facetimed with my sister, read a little bit, but got way too annoyed with all the weird and loud noises that my upstairs neighbors were making that I just couldn’t concentrate. Finally in this past hour (around 9:15), I picked up Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and read some more. I’m on page 376, so I’ve read probably 80-90 pages of it today. Not bad, seeing as how before I had struggled to read more than a chapter of it a day. I also read more of Six of Crows, first on audio while driving, then finished up the chapter on Jesper via the physical copy because Jesper’s narrator just gets on my nerves, and I missed out on a crucial reveal about him (I thought it was about Wylan). The narrator does such a poor job he doesn’t even try to change voices for each character (then why don’t they just use that character’s actor for that part of the dialogue?). But yeah, here I am. Getting sleepy, so this might be my last update of the day. I’ll probably continue to listen to the SoC audiobook while in bed. I’m sure it’ll put me right to sleep. ha. ha.