TSS: Wrapping Up the Readathon!

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?

 

6 Comments to "TSS: Wrapping Up the Readathon!"

  1. Howard Sherman's Gravatar Howard Sherman
    Twitter: howardasherman
    April 22, 2012 - 10:16 AM | Permalink

    Your take on Dewey’s Readathon opened my eyes. When I first heard about Dewey’s readathon my first reaction was “Read for 24 hours straight? Ridiculous. Impossible, even.” Even 12 hours of reading — assuming I could — is something I don’t think I’d want to do all at one time.

    Then when you said — “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 all I could reply with was “Well, duh! Why didn’t I think of that!”

    Well said Jen. You gave me a whole new perspective on readathons.

  2. Sarah Reads Too Much's Gravatar Sarah Reads Too Much
    Twitter: SarahReads2Much
    April 22, 2012 - 10:27 AM | Permalink

    I had a lot of fun too… need to write my wrap up post now too. I was nice and relaxed about it, and it really is pretty cool to take a break and hop on Twitter to see all the other people reading too! You feel like a part of something – and it is something as simple as reading.

  3. April 22, 2012 - 10:59 AM | Permalink

    yea!!!!!

    Me, too… the part of reading while doing weekend activities, too. I had a great Dewey read-a-thon day. Too fun!!!

  4. Dollycas's Gravatar Dollycas
    Twitter: dollycas
    April 22, 2012 - 12:07 PM | Permalink

    I have Midnight in Peking on my schedule for the week after next. Can’t wait to get at it.
    Didn’t sign up for the readathon because we are awaiting the birth of our 2nd grandchild and I thought I wouldn’t have time but here we are still waiting :)

    Have a great week!!

  5. Sandy's Gravatar Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    April 22, 2012 - 12:10 PM | Permalink

    Even if I tried to make it a contest I would lose miserably because I suck at staying up. I went to be at 1am, and that was that. The way I look at it is…I read more on a Saturday than I usually do. That is all I can hope for. In fact, except for blowing off some movie-watching, I think I could/should do that EVERY Saturday!!!

Comments are closed.