So, I did The Readathon yesterday. And I had a great time. Honestly, it didn't feel that much different than a normal weekend, except that it went on a lot longer! I usually spend my Saturday with breakfast and tea and a few hours of reading. Then some more reading in the evening. So this was just a more sustained effort. And I was very pleasantly surprised than I was able to read until the wee hours, and made it to Hour 19.
This is how I did --
Finished 5 books!
- Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf
- One Foolish Heart by June Wilson
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
- Three-Legged Horse by Ann Hood
- After Leaving Mr Mackenzie by Jean Rhys
And started 2 more that I want to finish right away:
- Faith Fox by Jane Gardam
- Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym
And then I ate quite healthily too, with premade good food for breakfast and lunch, lots of tea, some healthy daytime snacks....then I crashed with pizza for dinner, and chocolate with more tea throughout the evening! It was very enjoyable though.
I was also pleased that I could blog and tweet along, and both discover and rediscover other bloggers and readers. Definitely worth giving this event a try even once, so if you're on the fence about the idea of reading for 24 hours, try this sometime -- it runs both in April and October so there are regular intervals to be thinking about it. I had a great time, and got some great books in. And isn't that what it is all about!