I decided to join in on the 24in48 Readathon. I’ve never done a time based readathon before. I always figured that they weren’t all that different from my normal life. But, I actually heard about this before it started so I decided to give it a go.
The idea is that you try to read for 24 out of the 48 hours starting 12:00 AM July 22. You record your times and there are challenges to participate in during the weekend. I don’t think that I’ll make it to 24 hours because I have a husband and I like to sleep. I can see myself trying to explain this to the husband. “You see, I’ll be ignoring you all weekend because I have to read an arbitrary amount more than I actually usually read for no reason other than I want to.” So, I’ll see what I get done. I’m also not planning on staying up nights because I am a sleep-lover!
It seems like people are making up a lot of TBR lists. We all know that I can’t stick to a TBR to save my life. My first instinct is to run to the library to stock up like I don’t have stacks of books here that need read. My TBR is my house and my iPad.
Some of the books that I might get to:
If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating by Alan Alda – My current audiobook
Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution by Marcus Eriksen – possibly my next audiobook
Family by M.C.A. Hogarth – a novella from a series that I’ve binged over the past two days
From there I’m willing to let it be a surprise.
It seems like the other thing people are doing to prepare is buying snacks. I never realized it until I had to answer a question about my favorite things to eat/drink while reading but I don’t tend to snack or drink while reading. That isn’t a conscious choice. It just turns out that way. Maybe I’ll buy some popcorn though because it is a special occasion.
I also need to make sure the iPad, my phone (audiobooks), and the bluetooth headphones are all plugged in before I go to bed tonight.
Is anyone playing along? Have I missed anything?