I Suck at Readathons, Readathon

Posted September 25, 2017 by Amber in Readthons & Reading Challenges / 2 Comments

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So you guys know about how I don’t do readathons, right?

I did one.  From September 18th to the 22nd!  Crazy right?

Jade @ Drink Coffee and Read Books turned me on to this one, and it is so little, I couldn’t resist.  I joined in the I Suck at Readathons Readathon!  This is run by Booktuber Sam @ Sam’s Nonsense.  You can view her Video Announcement or the Official Twitter Page.

Rather than go crazy and have a huge stack of books, Sam wanted to gear this readathon towards community and make the reading challenge really simply.  There’s almost zero commitment to this one.  I love it.

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Reading Challenges:

1. Read the smallest book on your shelf Quidditch Through the Ages (10/11).
2. Read 10 pages/day – Rejected Princesses (10/12).
3. Read a graphic novel – Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (10/18).
4. Finish 1 book – Dodger (10/4).
5. Read for 20 mins/day – I’m realigning this to be listened for at least 20 minutes a day… which I did!  Dodger (10/4), The Romanov Conspiracy (DNF, 10/5), Monstrous Beauty (10/19), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Seraphina.

             

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling   

I managed this one really well… which, let’s be honest, I expected to?  I also had fun participating in their Q&As every night!

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I’m not a readathon convert.

Even though this was fun – and I’d probably do this one again sometime, I still think readathons take the fun out of reading.  I like to read before bed at night and for me, it’s a relaxation thing to help put my mind to sleep.  Setting a timer or counting pages definitely took away from that.

What this DID accomplish, however, was an opportunity to push myself through Reject Princesses a bit and pick up a graphic novel, which I almost never go for.  I’ve had Scott Pilgrim on my shelves for YEARS and never read them, although I really like the franchise and I’ve seen the movie and played the video game.  I think it’s good to step out of your comfort zone sometimes.  You can grow as a reader and get stuff done.

Now!  I’m going back to my delicious ARC of The Big Lie.  That was fun, but now I’m done!

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Did anyone else participate in ISATRAT?

What’s your next readathon?

What was the last book out of your comfort zone that you read?
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2 responses to “I Suck at Readathons, Readathon

  1. Ohhh this sounds like a perfect readathon for me haha. I definitely get what you mean with readathons taking the fun out of reading. I just feel so pressured whenever I participate in them :/ I really love the idea of them and always get excited before they start/at the start but at some point I just lose my motivation

    • Amber

      This one worked really well because the books were ones I could easily finish in one night. I was massively unmotivated to finish them though – I had been reading an ARC I really liked before the readathon and just wanted to go back to it!