So, turns out, it’s really hard to be active on one’s blog while frantically attempting to complete 24 hours of reading within 48 hours, and still possibly sleep. So, while I posted to here once or twice, it wasn’t as much as I would’ve liked.
A few minutes ago, I officially hit 24 hours read!! It felt amazing, and still kind of does. My eyes are very tired, but I really enjoyed getting so much reading done.
The photo shows all of the books (audiobooks excluded) that I was able to finish during 24 in 48. My Kindle is there because I finished a book I had started prior to the ‘thon on it during the very beginning.
So, here is what I was able to read during 24 in 48 (and reviews you can look forward to in the next week or 2):
- Finished Conjuror by John Barrowman & Carole Barrowman (44% read during 24 in 48, approximately 140 pages)
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (178 pages)
- Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard (142 pages)
- Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (152 pages)
- Pride & Prejudice (graphic novel version) adapted by Nancy Butler & Hugo Petrus (114 pages)
- Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (306 pages)
- Cress by Marissa Meyer (550 pages)
- Fairest by Marissa Meyer (220 pages)
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (409 pages)
In between bouts of reading, I also listened to parts of 2 audiobooks:
- Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (22 % completed)
- Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew (50% completed
- 1 book completed (started prior), 8 books started & completed, 2 audiobooks still in progress
- Total pages: 2,211
- 1 giveaway won at Litsy (one of the best apps for readers, ever!)
What a wonderful weekend for readers! What I loved about 24 in 48 is that it had a social media presence, but the social media aspect wasn’t overwhelming to keep up with. It felt very streamlined. There were some really fun giveaways and contests courtesy of a sponsorship by Litsy. The blog had good posts, and there was an active Twitter presence. Everyone was super supportive of each other, and I actually was able to accomplish the goal of 24 hours in 48 spent reading! (I failed Dewey’s in the spring with only a few hours left). The flexibility in this read-a-thon was key, but it was still challenging to get that amount of hours in, especially with family in town visiting. I’m so glad I participated, and if you are looking for a great read-a-thon, keep your eyes on the 24 in 48 Twitter for updates! The next 24 in 48 Read-a-thon will be January 21-22, 2017!
Did you participate? What did you read? How many hours did you get in? What did you love/hate about it? Let me know in the comments!