Summer Biannual Bibliothon Reading Recap

Day 1

On Saturday, I didn’t read very much. I started off by reading the first chapter of the three books I chose for the readathon’s read a chapter challenge (they were Scythe, The Book Thief, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by the way), and ended up choosing to read Scythe. So that’s what I read for the rest of that day, until I had to go to work that afternoon.

Day 2

On Sunday, I had an 8 hour shift at work, from 11-7, so I couldn’t read for a long period of time. I hadn’t yet finished Scythe, but since I had so little time, I wanted to be sure I would be able to finish a book that day, so I put Scythe down and read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick for the few hours of time I had before and after work. That book has a lot of pictures, so I managed to complete it that day. By completing it, I completed the challenge to read a book that had been on my TBR for over a year.

Day 3

At this point, I had to do some blog work in the beginning of the day, since I had only fully prepared the first two days of blog posts. For day 3, I had to finish editing my fanfic for the blog challenge, as well as write the intro and conclusion for the post. That took a little bit of time, and I also had to some other work-related stuff, so I didn’t start reading until well into the afternoon. I read a little bit more of Scythe, but didn’t finish it. I didn’t keep very good records, otherwise I would tell you the number of pages read each day… I’ll try to do that next time.

Day 4

On this day, I had to write the entire blog challenge, since I hadn’t prepared well ahead off time. Day 4 was the Six Degrees of Separation Challenge, and I remember I had some trouble figuring out how to connect all the books together. Unfortunately, that struggle means it took me a while to write the post, and once again, I got a late start to my reading. I did eventually start reading, though, and on day 4, I managed to finish Scythe. With its completion, I also completed the challenges to read a predicted five star book and to try a chapter of 3 books and read one of them.

Day 5

The next day, I started off the day by writing the blog post for day 5, which was probably the quickest one to write out of all of them, for me. Then, since I wanted to be able to really dedicate time to reading for the last few days of the readathon, I spent a little extra time writing and scheduling the blog challenges for the last two days. Then I got to reading, and the book I started reading was the third of the readathon, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. I got a little under halfway through the book over the course of the reading time I had that day.

Day 6

This was one of the few days that I could dedicate almost completely to reading, and I finished The Belles. I took a little break, and then read a few pages of the last book on my main TBR, The Wicked Deep. By finishing The Belles, I had completed the challenges to read an own voices novel and to read the last book you bought (though I adjusted it to the last book I got from the library, since I had already read the last book I bought)

Day 7

On the last day of the readathon, I read almost the entirety of The Wicked Deep and finished it, with some time left to spare. I thought about reading some more by starting An Ember in the Ashes, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to finish it, and I wanted to end on a high note, so I just left it with 4 books complete and hung out with my family for the rest of the night. The Wicked Deep fulfilled the two challenges I had left, which were to read the group book and to read a book that was on someone else’s TBR

Quick Overview

Challenges Complete: 7 (all of them!)

Books Read: 4

Pages Read (including the first chapters of the two books I didn’t pick from the pick 3 challenge): 1,724

For my first ever readathon, I think I did pretty good. I managed to complete all of the challenges of both the reading and the blogging variety. I met some cool new people, and I had a lot of fun. I will definitely do this again if I can.

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Well, that’s the recap of the readathon. If you’re interested in seeing what I think about all the books I read this week, those reviews should be going up over the next few weeks, so look forward to those. In fact, the first one should be coming out this upcoming week.

Thanks for reading, guys! I’ll see you in a few days.

-Ariel

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