#24in48: How I Did

24in48Ugh…I feel like I failed miserably at this readathon. Originally I planned on having a pretty open weekend, but things don’t always work out the way you think they will, and I’m not going to complain because I actually had a pretty fun weekend despite not being able to commit half the time to reading.

On Saturday I started off the morning reading on the beach while my husband did some Cross Fit. It was a super hot, super sunny day, though, and pregnant me didn’t enjoy being out there so long!

Beach

I did get to finish The Martian that afternoon! Such a good book :) That night we threw an impromptu birthday party for a friend, so reading was put on hold.

Sunday is one of our busiest days of the week, and I took a much needed nap that afternoon. But I did get some more reading in!

24in48 Readathon Results:

Reading Time: ~6 hours
Books Finished: The Martian by Andy Weir, Sailor Moon #1 by Naoko Takeu

At least I finished two books!

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6 thoughts on “#24in48: How I Did

  1. Only six hours of reading!! Shame, shame! (sarcasm) That is still a lot! And I really think that society shuns people who cast off their social obligations to sit home and read, so I can understand why you weren’t able to just sit and read for 24 hours. I often think that I would read a lot more, but I feel guilty sometimes when I read (when I should be playing with Jake, hanging out with Justin at night, doing chores or something else productive, etc).

    On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 12:52 PM, macarons & paperbacks wrote:

    > Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks posted: “Ugh…I feel like I failed > miserably at this readathon. Originally I planned on having a pretty open > weekend, but things don’t always work out the way you think they will, and > I’m not going to complain because I actually had a pretty fun weekend > despite n”

    • Haha, 6 hours isn’t a short reading time, but I saw that quite a few people read 20+ hours over Saturday and Sunday and so I felt bad about my 6 hours. But since I was hosting that birthday party on Saturday, I couldn’t have locked myself up in my bedroom to read even if I wanted to ;) And I don’t get a lot of reading done on the weekends usually anyway, because I try to spend time with Matt and friends. I know when baby boy gets here, I’ll be spending even less time reading. A couple of years ago that idea would have really bothered me, because I always had my nose in a book. Fortunately I’ve become less of a reading recluse ;)

  2. You did great! Six hours is tons of time (and about as much as I did the one time I did Dewey’s). And its worlds better than us slackers who didn’t ‘thon at all. I never seem to be able to partake – readathons always hit on my busiest weekends – so I was on the sidelines again. I’m impressed with everyone who partaken, whether they hit 24 or not!

    • I bet that back in my single days I could have made it close to 24 hours, but not now! I was aiming for closer to 9 or 12, but 6 is still good :) But it also seems that whenever I decide to participate in a readathon, something unexpected pops up and takes over most of my time!

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