My #24in48 Experience

31 Jan

So, while most people spend their weekends relaxing, hanging out with friends and doing housework/running errands, I spent this past weekend reading for 24 hours. Now, I could never read for 24 hours straight, but between 12:01AM on Saturday morning to 11:59PM on Sunday night, I read and read and read and well, you get the idea. It was a super intense experience and I’m so glad I finally got a chance to participate this year (it’s been on Bucket List for a few years now).

I read 13 titles during the weekend – middle grade, young adult, graphic novels, chapters books and listened to a half of two different audiobooks. The audiobooks really saved me and gave my eyes a break from all the text. I used the audiobooks while I walked the dog, prepped and ate meals and while I was getting ready for a birthday party on Saturday night. I think what worked best for me was that I switched up my genres and formats allowing my eyes a break and keeping me engaged with the books I was reading. Graphic novels were really helpful as were some chapter books geared toward a younger audience with larger fonts and illustrations.

As of right now, I can’t remember all the details from all the titles I read, but it was such an amazing experience! I read for 24-hours in a 48-hour period and still had time spare. It was nice to spend that much time reading and not necessarily feel guilty about doing so. If you want to learn more about the readathon and how to participate, check out the #24in48 Readathon website.

Mark your calendars for the next #24in48 Readathon for July 21-22, 2018!


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