So I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon yesterday and I think this may have been my favorite one, ever. Why? Well, by far, this was the most relaxed I’ve ever been while reading. I continued to maintain my usual weekend activities and read at the same time, just proving that ANYONE can make time to read, if it is important to them.
All in all, I read three books (Red, White and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth, FEED by Mira Grant and Carpathia by Matt Forbeck) for a total of 1292 pages in total. Not to shabby for eleven hours of reading. I went to bed just a little after my regular time and had the best night of sleep ever. Today I’m up, ready to face the day, not lagging around like a zombie :).
I guess what I’m trying to say is the readathon isn’t/shouldn’t be a contest to see who can stay up the latest or read the most books. Instead, it should be a fun, enjoyable excuse to read for as long as we want :). And guess what? I’m going to curl up with a cup of coffee and read a bit more today!
I’m really looking forward to this upcoming week. First, Monday is World Book Night and I’m a giver. I’ll be handing out copies of Stephen King’s THE STAND (of course) at various locations in my town. Then, on Friday, author Paul French will be at my indie bookstore, One More Page to talk about his book, Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China. I’ve just started reading it but already find it extremely fascinating!
So, what do you have lined up for this week?