I have just participated in my first 24-hour readathon, and I can honestly say that it was a different, but very fun and rewarding experience!
The readathon takes place on the final Friday of each month, and is hosted by Lili of Lili’s Blissful Pages and Noriko of Diary of a Bookfiend. The rules are very relaxed – you can take as many breaks as you like and just read as much as you want during the 24 hours.
Still, I was a little worried that I didn’t have the determination to keep going, or the power to stay awake. I did sleep for a few hours, but overall I am very happy with how I managed to get on! I finished off my current read, and then read two more books.
Here are the books I read during the readathon:
Having never done a readathon before, it was hard to know how many books I would get through. See How They Lie was my current read and it took me until 11am to finish, so I thought that with sleep and other breaks, two more <300 page books were achievable.
I began The Missy Chronicles at 12.30am, before finally going to sleep at around 3am, waking up again at 7.20am and reading the end of the book at 11.30am. I then took a break of about an hour before starting Younger Every Day, and just about held it together for the rest of the day to finish it just as the clock struck 8pm! And so the readathon was over!
I posted a lot of Twitter and Goodreads updates and it was just really nice to interact with Lili and Noriko (who are both so lovely to chat to) while reading and share the experience. I would certainly like to take part again!
I shall post my reviews of all three books in the coming days.
Happy reading 🙂