So, I didn’t wrap-up Sunday. But then, like I said, we had lots of plans and were pretty busy. Also, as much as I love Readathon, I always tend to be kind of bummed the next day. Like, I didn’t read all the books! There are still hundreds of unread books on my shelves! I managed to read less than 10 in 24 hours! I only managed to read 800 pages! It’s fully ridiculous, and I wonder if I can trick my brain into being less of a jerk about it if I set concrete goals for next time. Like: finish 5 books, read 900 pages. As it is I go in wanting to READ ALL THE THINGS, which of course is unachievable and always is a bit of a let-down when it’s over.
But really, it was a lovely day.
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Is it ever not the hour you gave up? I went to bed 1:30 a.m.-ish because distractions, because kids were already asleep, because I finished my book, and because we had plans the next day and I wanted to be a person.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
You can look back over our posts to see cover images and click the links to go to the goodread pages for author info and reviews, but here’s what we finished:
Solomon: Plants vs. Zombies, volumes 1-3, Adventure Time, volumes 3-5, The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief, and Upside-down Magic, books 1 and 2
Jefferson: The Perfect Secret, The Serpent’s Secret, Sidekicked, Hole in the Middle
Me: The Vegetarian, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, No Touch Monkey! and Stardust
(Books we actually read up front, TBR we didn’t get to behind.)
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
Solomon: Upside-down Magic
Jefferson: The Perfect Secret
Me: The Vegetarian & What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?
I missed the hourly prizes!
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
We love the Readathon, and hope to participate every time!
Jen: 913 pages, 4 books
Jefferson: 1623 pages, 4 books
Solomon: 1085 pages, 9 books
At some point I made the decision to soft sell the fundraiser portion of our readathon, as we’d already done one readathon fundraiser in April. So I didn’t post asking for donations as directly as often this time. As a result we raised considerably less, but I’m doing my best not to stress over it. At this time, we’ve raised $84, which is still certainly more than we would have donated ourselves, so… win!
And it’s not to late to join in the fundraiser if you feel so moved!