I’ve read 1091 pages, y’all! All that pre-planning really paid off. In the past, I’ve usually had one or two books I was really excited about and then “fillers” (all books from my TBR picked at random). This time, because of me starting bullet journaling I believe, I put a lot more thought into my stack. I picked fiction and non-fiction. Fantasy, horror, historical romances, YA, I book I read in the past, short stories, and graphic novels made up my list. Diverse lengths and varying medias (Kindle and actual books), heavy reads and fluffs, as well as large print and illustrations all, played into the selection process. I was very systematic about it and I think that is the way to go from now on – a very scientific approach I would say 😉
As I said, I ended up reading over 1000 pages and I am so happy with that – especially since the money I am raising with this goes toward such a wonderful cause (East Nashville Hope Exchange for the win!).
I spent much less time on social media and I didn’t participate in any challenges really. I also snacked less (what’s up with that?!). I wrote zero reviews for the books I read and that will change in the future. You’ll see a wrap-up post with all that later today probably after I catch some (more) ZZs (yes, I fell asleep reading my last short story on my Kindle and barely woke up in time for the readathon ending despite the fact I had precautiously set an alarm).
For now, I will just answer the end-of-readathon survey questions.
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
I guess that would have to be hour 20 as that’s the one when I suddenly, without forewarning, fell asleep!
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
Momo – Michael Ende (completed)
Gwendy’s Button Box – Stephen King and Richard T. Chizmar (completed)
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth – Isabel Greenberg (completed)
Sleeping Beauties – Stephen and Owen King (320 pages)
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – Sun-mi Hwang (70 pages)
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
Momo and Sleeping Beauties. Also, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a lovely short story.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
Maybe a thread of quotes from books people are reading. I am always looking for inspiration. Or maybe some twitter rap battle with only quotes from books 😉
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
P(of all of this) = 1. And yes, I would love to help organize or prep. I wrote a warm-up post this time and it was an amazing honor and experience.
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For anyone interested in donating toward this cause, please let me know how much you donated so I can keep track. Go to their website, select the donate button (about halfway down the page on the right), type in your amount and your payment method and please leave #ichlese and #deweysreadathon in the comment section (“add special instructions to the seller” for PayPal for example) before submitting your donation. Thank you so much. (East) Nashville kids will appreciate your contribution!