Hello there! This past weekend I participated in a 24-hour readathon with Lili, Noriko, and Bree. It was a spontaneous decision that I made Saturday morning– post-coffee Amber is ambitious. I figured, why not? I usually spend my weekends reading anyway and I’m on my semester break so it should be pretty easy for me to bounce back without too much trouble. I didn’t keep track of everything that I read very well so I guess I’ll take this as a learning opportunity. Here we go, I’ll try my best to try to sum up those 24ish hours.
I started my readathon at 4pm (German time). My readathon was kicked off with me finishing up Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I had already started reading this title because I wanted to read it before the film is released. The second book I read was The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil. I chose this as my second book because I wanted something sweet and light for when I started getting really tired. After I finished that, I continued reading What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
It’s difficult for me to name a number of pages that I read since I picked up books I had already started, but here’s an estimation: 505 pages.
Wow. I’m a slow reader. I tend to read on the slower side if I’m really enjoying a book, and I really liked Ready Player One. The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl was good too, but it was light (just like I wanted) so it was a fairly quick read, but I still really liked it! I’m still enjoying What Happened and I don’t want to miss a single detail so I’ll blame it on that.
I’m a cheater. — but that’s ok!
I knew this going in. I am a MONSTER when it comes to staying up late and losing sleep. I need at least 6 hours of sleep or risk morphing into a purple dragon right in front of your eyes! I get so cold that my entire body shakes and in this case, I found myself staring blankly at the page, not actually absorbing any of the words written.
So what did I do? — I paused my timer and slept until 8am. Whoops!
Maybe next time I’ll make it without sleeping in between, but I did technically read for a total of 24 hours, I just took a snooze half-way in. But trust me, it’s worth it to make sure dragon Amber doesn’t make an appearance!
If you liked my post, be sure to click the links of my fellow readathoners (they didn’t cheat) and read about their experience!
Have you ever tried to do something for a solid 24 hours? How do you cope with a lack of sleep? Have you read any of the titles I mentioned?
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Thanks for reading! -xo Amber