#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!

#24in48: What I’m Reading

24in48I was just thinking about how I haven’t participated in a reading event in a long time (and I really miss the blogosphere camaraderie) when I discovered that the #24in48 Readathon is happening this weekend!

The goal of the readathon is to read for 24 hours during a 48-hour time span. The readathon begins Saturday morning, July 11, just after midnight and officially ends Sunday night, July 12, at midnight. 

Since Matt is dragging me to the beach tomorrow morning because his Cross Fit gym is having a beach workout followed by a BBQ, I figured that would give me a few hours of uninterrupted reading time (because I will not be swimming along the coast of North Carolina for a while *cue Jaws theme*).

So here’s what I plan to read this weekend:

The Martian Wives and Daughters Sailor Moon

The Martian by Andy Weir (paperback) – I have a little over 100 pages left in this book and I’m determined to finish it this weekend.
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (Kindle and audiobook) – I just started this classic last week, so I definitely don’t intend to finish it. It’s a little daunting so far, so if I need something light I have Option 3…
Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi (paperback) – I’ve been slacking on this one for book club, but our chats keep getting rescheduled so I keep putting it off every time. Plus, I’m running out of library renewals.

Are you participating in #24in48? If not, it’s not too late to join in!