Since I joined Litsy I've been reading about all sorts of intriguing book clubs and read-a-thons. I decided it might be fun to try the 24 in 48 read-a-thon, and since I live near DC I had a 3 day weekend for the Inauguration. The essence of the thing is you should spend 24 out of 48 hours reading. I figured since I had an extra day that weekend I could spend it reading.
Here's what happened:
4 am - My plans were dashed almost right away when I found out I would have to work on my 3 day weekend. Still I gave it a go with 103 minutes of audiobooks and programming before the kids got up.
7:30 am - After the kids were fed and the husband left for the day I spent 90 minutes reading on the couch
9 am - We had a ton of errands to run, so I spent 40 minutes in the car in between listening to audiobooks with the kids
1:30 pm - Husband is back home, we eat lunch, and putter around. I listen to more audiobooks while I clean, and spend some time on the couch reading a guide book. This amounts to 127 minutes.
5 pm - I cuddle in the bed downstairs and read out loud to the kids for 50 minutes.
6 pm - Our day is over, no one is hungry for dinner, and the kids are settled in with Minecraft. Now is when the real reading starts. I read for an estimated 300 minutes before I fall into a deep sleep and don't wake up again until the next morning.
I ended my read-a-thon though I realized that I probably needed sleep more than reading, and gave up tracking my reading time on Sunday. Still I enjoyed what reading I did do. By forcing myself to sit and read, I had a renewed energy the next day. Sleeping 13 hours might have helped too...
Books I read at least part of:
There's another read-a-thon in July. I think I'll do it again.
Have you ever done a read-a-thon?
Note: my computer keeps changing read-a-thon to read-a-thin. I wish!