1. How many books did you read? How many pages did you read?
I read a little over 4 books this weekend, 3 of them from my original TBR post:
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - 4.5 Stars
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee - 3 Stars
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins - 3.25 Stars
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain - 3 Stars
=1,358 Pages (this doesn't include the beginning of the fifth book that I started)
2. How many hours did you read?
I read a total of 24 hours and 26 minutes! This is probably the most I have ever read!
Day #1 Times:
Day #2 Times:
3. What do you think worked well in this readathon?
I love the community support and seeing some other people's posts. I particularly liked recommendation challenges like your favorite #ownvoices books and snacks to eat while you are reading.
4. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon next time?
I am not a huge fan of the photo challenges. This is just because I don't have an elaborate bookshelf that I want to take a picture and share with people. I think photo challenges severely discourages people from going to their local libraries to check out books. I think it would be good to post optional photos.
5. Would you participate in future 24in48 readathon?
Yes - even though I am completely burnt out on reading right now, I think I definitely might to do this again if the timing is right for me in January (I can even try to beat my time)!
BONUS: TIPS FOR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THIS READATHON
- planning ahead (most important)
- creating and following a TBR
- have snacks available at all times
- block out the weekend for reading
- setting aside a really good reread book that you are familiar with the plot - this way you can still keep reading even if you feel burnt out
- have one or two audiobooks ready at all times - this is just so you can rest your eyes as you transition from one book to another
- genre recommendation: YA contemporary, thriller - honestly, I don't think I can do something that focuses extensively on setting rather than the plot. Like, if I had to read 3 pages of how Frodo hikes through the Middle Earth, I might fall asleep
Do you have additional tips for me? How much did you guy read? Any good recommendations?