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24 Hours of Reading ๐ŸŒท #ReadathonByZoe

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Hello fellow bookworms ๐ŸŒทย If you donโ€™t know,ย Zoeย @ย readbyzoeย started making these 24 Hours Readathons a while ago and they have become a thing! The last one was last March and I was so happy to see that Zoe has decided to do another one this year, because I adore these Readathons ๐Ÿ˜ I’m really grateful that she made time for another Readathon, as last year has been very busy and challenging for her!

I love the idea of focusing on reading for 24 Hours and getting as much reading as possible done โ€“ itโ€™s a challenge that really excites me! I was able to participate in her Readathons three times before and wanted to do so again! This is round 6 and it was perfect, as I donโ€™t have any classes until April 8th and had lots of time for reading. The Readathon took place onย Saturday, March 30thย โ€“ always from Midnight in YOUR timezone to 11:59pm!

I also want to give a shout out to my lovely friendsย Swetlanaย andย Sandra, who also participated in the Readathon! We have a group chat where we motivated each other and it was really nice to have some reading buddies for the Readathon!ย ๐Ÿ’•

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Midnight ๐ŸŒทย READATHON START!! I started out doing a Sprint with my friend Swetlana to get us going! My first read was the reread of The Fault in Our Stars, as I only planned to read one book for the Gratitude theme. This book was what encouraged me to get into reading in English and also sparked my interest in contemporary (I barely read any back then), so it has a very special place in my heart! I did listen to the audiobook for a bit while coloring, but then I had to go to bed at 1 am as there is no way I can stay up the fullย  24 Hours ๐Ÿ˜‚ (You don’t want to see me sleep deprived).

9:00 amย ๐ŸŒทย Behold I actually got up early!! I didn’t sleep very well to be honest and had some trouble falling asleep, I think mainly due to the fact that In was so excited about the Readathon ๐Ÿ˜… In the end I picked myself up from bed anyways and made breakfast (most importantly COFFEE) while continuing to read The Fault in Our Stars! It’s honestly amazing how much you can get done if you actually get up early and how good you feel, I should really try that out more often ๐Ÿ˜‚

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11:50 amย ๐ŸŒทย I finished my first book of the Readathon!! I’m very proud that I reread The Fault in Our Stars before lunch, I was able to really fly through this book. I really love it as much as I used to, which is always nice. Is it a bit pretentious? Yes. Do I still adore it? Also Yes. There’s something about the book that always gets me invested in the story and I’m glad that I was able to reread it, as I used to do that all the time (but haven’t in the last 4 years) ๐Ÿ’•

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12-12:30 pmย ๐ŸŒทย LUNCH BREAK!! I had some delicious noodle soup (with onion bread, which is honestly the best) and now I was ready to dive into my second book for the Readathon: The Ladyโ€™s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, because Swetlana had been talking about it so highly, that I had to move it up on my TBR list! ๐Ÿ’—

3:30 pmย ๐ŸŒทย After spending a good chunk of time in my designated reading spot, it was time for a quick stretch and more coffee to keep me going (and some chocolate bread because I love anything with chocolate)! I actually spent all my time on the couch, cozied into the best nook, which is why my pictures aren’t that varied ๐Ÿ˜‚ But it is REALLY comfortable especially with a blanket (it was warm outside, but I usually thrive when it’s cold and I can hide under 2 blankets and 3 pillows) and a book to keep my company. I didn’t even want to get up!

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4:30 pmย ๐ŸŒทย Time to continue reading more after having taken a nice break to give my body new fuel in form of chocolate and coffee, let’s do this!

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7 pmย ๐ŸŒทI’m SO close to finishing my book, as I spent the last few hours reading and doing nothing else. The book is very good to read and I keep turning the pages, definitelyย  great book to read during a Readathon! However, sitting in one spot for so long wasn’t ideal so I moved around, made dinnerย (just bread and a bit of the leftover soup from lunch, spoiler: I ate it all ๐Ÿ˜ˆ) and watched some YouTube with my friend Sandra to switch things up ๐Ÿ’› I also snacked on some delicious salt & vinegar chips (the BEST kind, fight me ๐Ÿ˜œ), not very healthy but very delicious!

8:15 pmย ๐ŸŒทย I finished the very last pages of The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, therefore finishing my second book for the Readathon! I really liked the book, it was very engaging, had great characters a well as themes and personally resonated moe within me than book 1! I like Monty, but I love Felicity a lot, which is why her book stole my heart. It’s not quite 5 stars, but definitely 4.75ย Stars because it was SO good, I’m very glad that I read it ๐Ÿ’•

9:35 pmย ๐ŸŒทย I finished the last 70 pages of Wintersong, because I didn’t manage to finish the book the day before and wanted to read it for the Fantasy Adventureathon, which took place this week! I also made some tea in my favorite cat mug, because it was too late for coffee! I really liked Wintersong, but towards the end the pace was kind of slow and dragged a bit.

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9:40 pmย ๐ŸŒทย As I still had some time left of the Readathon I started reading Good Omens, because it counts towards the OWL Readathon that is taking place in April. I did the Extra Credit Readathon in October and read 3 books, which allowed me to start 3 days earlier for the charms prompt, so I wanted to make the most of that right now, because I was really in the reading flow!

11:59 pmย ๐ŸŒทย AND IT’S ALREADY OVER ๐Ÿ˜ญ I managed to get 202 pages (exactly 50%) into Good Omens, meaning that I read over 1000 pages a day ahh!!! I have never read that much in a day before and I’m really proud that I did, because I wasn’t expecting that at all ๐ŸŽ‰ Good Omens is a tough book to read (sooo many characters and plotlines), but I managed to get through a lot of it, making me really proud as well, as the Readathon have me that certain push! I love how much I was in the reading flow all day and was completely focused on books, because lately I’ve been getting a bit more anxious with the next se,ester coming closer. So being able to relax today was worth a lot ๐Ÿ’–

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What I readย ๐ŸŒท

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  1. The Fault in Our Starsย (John Green) ๐Ÿ“š 313 pages
  2. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracyย (Mackenzie lee) ๐Ÿ“š 450 pages
  3. Wintersongย (S. Jae-Jones) ๐Ÿ“š last 70 pages
  4. Good Omensย (Gaiman, Pratchett) ๐Ÿ“š first 202 pages

Total pages readย ๐Ÿ“šย 1035

Let's Talk (1)Did you participate in the Readathon? If yes: what did you read? Would you like to spent 24 Hours just reading? ๐ŸŒท

 

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21 thoughts on “24 Hours of Reading ๐ŸŒท #ReadathonByZoe

    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ’• I didn’t think I could do it as well, but somehow that day I was super in the reading flow ๐Ÿ˜Š Oh that’s amazing! That book is huge ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I’m super excited for more Readathons as well ๐Ÿ˜

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  1. I am so amazed at how much you managed to read, this is amazing! I would never be able to do this, I need breaks and I couldn’t participate in such intense readathons haha. You did SO great, yay ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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  2. God this Readathon sounds intense. I’d love to take part in one of these one day (and maybe one day I will) because it seems like you manage to get a lot of reading done that’s for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really glad you enjoyed The Ladies Guide, and it’s great you enjoyed it more than The Gentleman’s Guide too. Oh Good Omens is actually a favourite of mine, with the TV adaptation being released I really need to re-read the book soon.
    Great post, and I’m glad you had a lot of fun with this Readathon. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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    1. It is intense, but this usually works for me and motivates me to get a lot of reading done, I can only recommend trying a 24 Hour Readathon out as well ๐Ÿ˜Š The Lady’s Guide was really great and good to read during a Readathon! I also really liked Good Omens and I’m super excited for the upcoming TV Show! ๐Ÿ˜
      Thank you!! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒบ

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      1. In that case I guess I’ll have to one of these days. I’ve been checking out a few readathons and already I’ve done more this year than I ever have before.
        Yeah the TV show looks great doesn’t it? I can’t wait for it to be released! ๐Ÿ˜€
        That’s all right. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  3. WOW what an amazingly successful readathon! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Congrats on reading so much! I wanted to take part in this but sadly I was working that day and couldn’t ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    I’m so glad you liked the books that you read! Your thoughts on TFIOS (“Is it a bit pretentious? Yes. Do I still adore it? Also Yes.”) are basically my exact thoughts too, even though I haven’t read it in a few years ๐Ÿ˜‚ And Lady’s Guide is one of my favorite books, so I’m SO happy you liked it! I hope you continue to enjoy Good Omens!

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’• The Readathon was really a success and I’m so happy that I managed to read so much! Oh no, so sad that you couldn’t participate! Maybe next time?
      Thank you! I really like TFIOS even after all of these years, it still has a special place in my heart ๐Ÿ˜„ Oh yes the Lady’s Guide was fantastic I loved it so much! ๐Ÿ˜ Good Omens turned out to be really great as well!

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  4. I know I always say this but DAMN YOU KILLED IT WITH THIS READATHON! I’m so happy you were able to finish three books and get started on a fourth! And I’m obviously even more excited that you ended up loving The Lady’s Guide so much as it’s definitely one of my new faves. ๐Ÿ˜€

    As you know, I also participated but I didn’t do quite so well. xD I ended up finishing Daisy Jones shortly after midnight I think which is the only book I read all day but that’s better than not having read anything so I’m happy with that! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’d LOVE to do a proper 24hr readathon at some point but I think living on my own and not having a bathtub definitely work against me getting it done. xD I need someone to keep me awake and hold me accountable. xD

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    1. THANK YOU!!! I was really happy with how much I managed to read and I’m so glad that I liked The Lady’s Guide as well ๐Ÿ’—

      You still did so well! ๐Ÿ’– It’s always nice to binge-read a book in one day!
      Oh I feel you! I could never stay up the entire 24 Hours, but I’m so sad that my flat at University doesn’t have a bathtub ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Oh yes, I would just fall asleep xD

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  5. Oh my goodness, four books in one day? That’s insane! ๐Ÿ˜† These 24-hour Read-a-Thons sound so fun, but I feel like I won’t be able to do something like this until summer, when I don’t have assignments or events dotted throughout the day. Maybe that’s something to look forwards to when summer rolls around? ๐Ÿ˜Š Anyways, I loved reading this post & it sounds like you had a lot of fun! Happy reading!

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    1. I didn’t think I could do it, so I was so proud!! I was just in such a reading flow that day ๐Ÿ˜Š I definitely hope that you give them a try someday! I never stay up the full 24 Hours to have a bit of energy to read ๐Ÿ˜„

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