Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dewey's Read-A-Thon Update | Wrap Up

And that is another Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon out, I guess. I'm technically typing this up before it ends, but I think my brain had shut off from reading for a little while (I'm planning on reading later, using the time I missed then, I'm in a reading mood after this).

I always read a lot during read-a-thons. So, on one hand, I'm not that surprised, because I normally just push myself towards some impossible/ridiculous goal and, while I don't always make that goal (which is why it's impossible/ridiculous) I still get a lot done in the middle.

Also - I'm just glad to have read a whole book without feeling annoyed at how long it was taking or whatever else, because this recent reading.... drought or whatever has been killing me. So I'm so pleased to be out of it. And I know part of it is all in my head - I mean, technically it's probably all in my head, as it's reading, but whatever - and I've just got to do it, but sometimes that's hard. I find my best reading is when I don't give myself time to think about my next read - I have to just pick it up and read it (great for read-a-thons).

I'm thinking of, in a few days, doing this again. Not as intense - and I'm not waking up at 7:30am - but taking the whole day to read because I can sounds pretty nice to me.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (started and finished - 303 pages)
Predator: Fire and Stone by Joshua Williamson, Christopher Mooneyham (started and finished - 126 pages)
Birthright, Volume 1: Homecoming by Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan (started and finished - 128 pages)
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King (started and finished - 293 pages)
Sex Criminals, Volume 2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky (started and finished - 128 pages)
Ms. Marvel, Volume 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson, Jacob Wyatt (started and finished - 136 pages)
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King (started and finished - 279)
(Also started Sex and Violence but didn't get very far)
Total # Pages Read: 1,476   
Total # Books Read: 8
Total Time Spent Reading: 10 hours, 45 minutes

On the whole, that really doesn't feel like A lot of time. I was up for a full twelve hours, but I guess it would of been literally physically impossible to read for that long. Still - it feels like I could of read for more time, since I normally try to stay awake and read for the 24 hours.

I'm kind of glad my alarm didn't wake me up from my nap, though, because I've got to tell you I tried to read upon waking and it almost happened, but I have read a lot in such a short amount of time, I need a small break.

Anyway - either way, I'm really pleased with how it went, the reading. I'm pleased with how much I read and also with what I read, it was all mostly really good.

I hope your read-a-thon / Saturday went well, I hope you got some reading done or just had some fun. Read anything good recently?


  1. Glad your RaT went so well, and glad it got you back into reading! Hope it keeps your love of reading going right now!

    My RaT was good. I also completed 8 books. I aimed for 10, but definitely couldn't make it this time, maybe 8 is all I'll ever get, but I'll keep trying for more. :)

    1. Thank you, and I'm hoping so, too!

      I tend to go for page count, but I can't seem to get past 1400/1600. Ah well, I'll also keep trying. Maybe one day! :)

  2. I meant to comment on this ages ago, but it didn't happen haha. I'm glad you're readathon went so well! I'm very jealous of your 8 books read haha. I probably only read for ten hours, too. Possibly less. Next time I hope to dedicate my whole day to it without interruptions!

    1. I got to dedicate pretty much my whole day, but I passed out so early for me that I only read for half of the twenty four hours and slept the rest.

      Ah well, next time.