Monday, July 25, 2016

#24in28 Wrap-Up

This past weekend was the 24 in 48 Readathon where participants tried to read 24 hours of the 48 hours from 12:01am Saturday through midnight on Sunday. This was my first time participating in this particular readathon and I already have my calendar marked for the next one because it was a LOT of fun!

Here's what I ended up reading:

Plus about 2 hours of the adiobook Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew and about 1.5 hours of the audiobook The Fireman by Joe Hill (read by Kate Mulgrew). 

California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before the Mamas and the Papas by Penelope Bagieu (First Second, coming March 2017)

Loving Vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell (Chronicle, coming January 2017). 

Some Writer: The Story of EB White by Melissa Sweet (HMH Books for Young Readers, coming October 2016). 

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee (Putnam, May 2016). 

Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick (Scholastic, coming September 2016). 

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Flatiron Books, May 2016). 

Total, I read for 24 hours and I read 1881 pages (plus 3.5 hours of audiobook time). 

I had a blast checking in on Litsy throughout the readathon, which ended up being the easiest way for me to post quick updates. I wanted to use as much time for reading this weekend as I could, so quick updates were way easier than blog posts. I did have to take some time out on Sunday to deal with a work issue and to help deal with our AC going out (ack!). Having some good audiobooks to turn to allowed me to get some exercise this weekend and do some chores around the house (plus give my eyes a little break!). 

For future readathons, I will probably set my reading goal a little lower because I do enjoy taking some time to check in on social media and I would have liked to be blogging throughout the readathon. I think I did a good job at having a variety of genres and formats at my disposal, which makes it easier for me to switch things up and keep going. 

This was a really great way to delve into some books I'd been meaning to get to and books that I am really excited about sharing. I really want to thank everyone who made the 24in48 Readathon happen, especially our hosts Rachel and the folks at Litsy

My calendar is already marked for the next readathon weekend: January 21-22, 2017! Mark yours, too, and join in the fun!