Oh my gosh that was so tiring. I found myself doing things to procrastinate reading. Perhaps participating in readathons is a good motivator for me to get my work done.
I have to say that although it was tiring I am glad that I participated.
If you are interesting in what my TBR was:
These are all of the books that I ambitiously chose to read during the readathon. In reality I only read two of those, then two books not on that list on top of that.
I had to read Angelfall for book club. I was able to do it and complete the read something without putting it down challenge.
I also finished Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill on Sunday. I read this because Taylor says that it is his favorite Joe Hill novel while mine was NOS4A2. I wanted to read it and see why it was that he liked it so much. While I have to say that there are things it does better than NOS4A2, it didn’t supplant it as my favorite. I will do a full review of it eventually. I want to make a video discussing all of Joe Hills novels at some point as well.
On top of that I reread The First Death graphic novel on Wednesday for my post about the Anita Blake graphic novels. I also technically finished The Reality Bug by D.J. MacHale on Monday and I’m going to count it.
I did manage on top of this to read about 20 poems in Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast by Hannah Gamble, and the first chapter of The Accidental by Ali Smith.
I think out of this experience I realized that part of why I have been having so much trouble reading as of late is that I have been trying to read one book at a time, finish it, then move on to something else. When I read much better when I can switch between multiple books. I might not be in the mood for a horror story one night so I picked up Ali Smith’s book instead. It meant I kept reading, kept up the momentum without feeling like I was forcing myself to read something.
It might not be the best way to finish books for a blog wherein I have a function that requires me to review a book a week. However, I have been reading and not reviewing for a while and I could always talk about an older book, rather than forcing myself to finish something that I am not in the mood for. It affects my reading pace, and my enjoyment of the book as a whole.
All in all, a success in my mind. I had said that realistically I would read four books and I met that goal (more or less). Did any of you participate? What did you read? What other readathons have you participated in and really enjoy that I can keep on my radar?
Talk to you soon!
*Reminder* Live discussion of Black Water by D.J. MacHale tonight, followed by The Rivers of Zadaa next Monday and a discussion of Skin Trade by Laurell K Hamilton next Tueday. (JOIN US FOR BOOK CLUB IS YOU WISH!)