Guys, Dewey’s 24-Hour-Read-A-Thon has finally begun! But before I dive into my first book of the day, I will post updates in this post throughout the day, so if you are interested in these kinds of posts, then please check this post throughout the day. I don’t want to post several blogposts, so a big one it is.
I will post updates on my Instagram and on my Goodreads page. I’ll even use my Twitter for once.
1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I will be reading from Germany today. It’s shortly after 2 p.m. and it has been raining since I woke up at 9 a.m. Bummer :/ But hopefully the reading will cheer me up! 😀
2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I picked mostly books that were on my April TBR pile and were fairly short (the list of the books can be found here) so that I knew that it would be manageable. The book I’m most excited for is definitely The Humans by Matt Haig. I have heard so many great things about this book and I cannot wait to finally read this!
3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I haven’t bought anything specifically for the read-a-thon. But I have potato chips here as well as chocolate and wine gums. So it is unlikely that I will die of starvation today ;D
4. Tell us a little something about yourself!
Hola! My name is Rita and I have been reading books since I was a child. I have finally created this blog to share my thoughts on books and spread the love for them in the beginning of this year.
5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This is my first time doing this specific read-a-thon and I am beyond excited to have time to read and to get to experience almost 24 hours of constant reading. I hope that this read-a-thon will for once be successful for me. I haven’t been able to read through a read-a-thon as much as I wanted to; whether it was for 24 hours, a weekend or even a week. But I feel like this time it will be different and much better!
It is already 2:17 p.m. It is now finally time to go ahead and read!
I will check in later! 🙂
So far I have read a total of 65 pages. I read those pages in the first hour of the read-a-thon and then I got so sleepy because I was cleaning the apartment the whole morning. I thought one hour less reading won’t be too bad. Well, it kind of is. After I woke up I ate and then my boyfriend came home from work and I had to get ready and we then went to a birthday party. I didn’t think we would be there too long, but we ended up being at home at about 1.30 a.m. and then going to sleep at about 2 a.m. It’s now 9 a.m., which means I still have five hours left to read.
I think I have to plan this event out a bit more for the next time. Let’s see how much reading I’ll get done in the next few hours.
End of Event Meme
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Unfortunately I only managed to read for one hour after the read-a-thon started and then picked up again at Hour 20 and read until the end. As I only read for a total of six hours, there was nothing daunting about it.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Graphic novels and manga are very fast-paced and I get through them quickly. It’s refreshing looking at pictures for a change and not having to read too many words on a page and also the feeling of accomplishment is highly motivating.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I think I’ll have to participate in the next read-a-thon more properly to be able to say anything about improvement. But I was really a fan of the mini challenges. Next time I’ll be sure to do some as well!
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Usually, when I start in read-a-thons I fail quite miserably and that mostly in the beginning. I’m motivated, something comes up so that I cannot read and I give up. This time I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted to, but I still read at the times that I could. So that’s definitely an improvement!
5. How many books did you read?
I read one novel, one manga and one graphic novel which sums it up to three read books.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
• Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
• Daytime Shooting Star by Mika Yamamori
• Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Brian Lee O’Malley
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Daytime Shooting Star by Mika Yamamori
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Brian Lee O’Malley (but only because it was so similar to the movie and I already knew the plot of it)
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I was a Reader.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Very likely! Next time I want to be able to read the whole 24 hours and not just 6 of it. I will be probably a Reader again.
This concludes the updates for the read-a-thon.
Although I didn’t manage to read all of the books that I wanted and didn’t have time to read a lot, I still did well enough. Next time I want to invest more time and preparation in it as well as dedicate my whole day to reading.
Until next time: happy reading! 🙂