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24 in 48 Readathon: How Did I Do?

24 in 48 readathon wrap up

On Friday, I blogged about the 24 in 48 readathon I was planning to participate in. Since the readathon is over, of course I’m here to update you on how the weekend went!

Saturday January 27th

The readathon started at midnight eastern time on Saturday the 27th, which was 6:00am for me. Of course, the crazy person I am, I set my alarm for 6am to actually start at the same time as everyone else, even though the readathon rules allowed you to participate in your own timezone.

I decided to download this app called Bookout. And oh my GOD, over the weekend I ended up loving this app and even purchased the pro version (which I never do, but since I loved it so much and it’s a lifetime purchase instead of a monthly subscription, I was down). The app allows you to set a manual timer every time you read, and based on the amount of pages you read in that time, it calculates how long it takes you to finish a book. There are also plenty of other really fun stats, and as someone who is obsessed with stats and keeping track of my progress, this is right up my alley.

Around 9:30am, I had read for almost 2.5 hours and I had about 4.5 hours to go of They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera.


I was doing pretty well! After about 2.5 hours, my concentration is usually gone and I need to take a break, so that’s what I kept doing for most of the day. I finished They Both Die at the End in the afternoon, and gave it three stars (full review coming on the blog this week, stay tuned!)

The thing about readathons for me is that around the 7 hour mark, my brain feels overloaded and I cannot concentrate for longer periods anymore. My mind starts to wander after 20 minutes of reading and I don’t read nearly as fast as I usually do. I don’t really do audiobooks and I don’t like switching too much from one book to another (because I really like immersing myself in one world) so instead I just took frequent breaks. However, I did manage to read a total of 8 hours on Saturday!  Continue reading “24 in 48 Readathon: How Did I Do?”

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24 in 48 Readathon: My TBR


Update: This readathon is over! Done! Finito! Want to know how I did, read my wrap-up post!

I’m doing a readathon for the first time in forever! I used to be really into these, and I still love them, but I haven’t participated in one for well over a year. If you want to join in the 24 in 48 readathon, where we try to read 24 hours total in the weekend of January 27th and 28th, the signups are still open! Also make sure to check out the updated How To Readathon post.

The readathon will start at 12:01AM ET on Saturday and will end at 11:59PM ET on Sunday. I’m six hours ahead of this timezone, so I’ll actually start my readathon during the quiet Saturday morning at 6AM! I will be updating my blog after the weekend ends to let you guys know how I did, but if you’re curious to read my updates throughout the weekend, make sure to follow my Twitter. I will be tracking my time using a stopwatch. And although I’m highly skeptical that I’ll actually read for 24 hours total, the main goal for me is to read more than I usually would, and readathons are such a fun way to do that!

So without further ado, here is (ahem) my overly ambitious TBR for this overly ambitious readathon!

they both die at the end

They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
The contemporary young adult novel They both Die At The End is about two teenagers, Mateo and Rufus, who are both experiencing their last day before they die. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. I don’t know much else about this book, other than that Mateo and Rufus supposedly met through an app, and that it’s obviously going to be a sad book. However, this is getting great reviews, so I’m curious and excited to read this!

the lotteryThe Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson was first published in 1948 The New Yorker, and created a huge backlash of hatemail at the time. So naturally, I want to read it. This collection contains The Lottery and 24 other short stories by Jackson. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now, and I thought it would be a good idea to throw some shorter stories into this readathon to break things up.

Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

Schermafbeelding 2018-01-26 om 16.26.16I’ve actually already started this book and I’m currently about halfway through. It’s a lovely mix of fiction and non-fiction. We follow Sophie, a teenager who finds two questions in her mailbox: “Who are you?” and “Where does the world come from?” From there, we go on a journey through the history of philosophy. This is not a quick read for me, because I want to make sure that I actually understand every aspect of the story and how it fits into history as a whole. So I’m definitely not expecting to finish this in the upcoming weekend, but I hope to at least make some progress in it! Continue reading “24 in 48 Readathon: My TBR”