24 Hour Readathon Wrap Up

At the last minute, I decided to participate in the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. This took place yesterday, and I introduced the readathon in my previous two posts. I didn’t know much about the readathon when I jumped into it, so I didn’t end up participating in any of the mini-challenges or the like. Not only that, but I didn’t have my day planned to maximize reading time…

I thought that yesterday would be a totally fine day for a readathon. I thought, Hey, I only work until 12:30, then I’m home free! Nope. That’s not what happened. I did work until 12:30pm, but then ended up having a thing a 2pm. I read for a little bit in between, but not all that much. I ended up not getting home until 3pm.

140/320 pages

I thought, Okay, well there’s still plenty left of the day! Yes, and no. I had stayed up late the night before finishing a book because I just had to finish it, you know? So, while reading yesterday afternoon, I was overcome by sleepiness and had to have a nap. When I woke up, it turned out my parents were having company for dinner. So, I joined them. THEN I went and babysat my nephew! He’s only 11 months old so he was asleep around 9pm but still. I read for a couple hours there, but then fell asleep again…

So, not the most successful readathon, but I did have reading on my mind a lot! All in all, I read about half of Diamond Head–140 pages. That’s still pretty decent though, right? Considering? I didn’t complete a whole book or anything, let alone multiple like some people, but that’s okay! I made sure I read every spare moment I could and read when I might have otherwise watched TV 😀

This readathon is happening again in October. Now that I know that, I will plan ahead! I will make sure I know when it’s happening and clear my schedule. It’s such a fun idea. I loved all the discussion on social media with the hashtag #Readathon!

Thanks to everyone who works so hard making the readathon such a success and to all those who participated, making it so much fun! See you next time!!!!

Did you participate? Will you participate next time? 


Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.