Series Crackdown 9.0 Reading Recap

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the blog. Today I’m going to be talking about all the books I read during the readathon. As per usual, there will be a section at the end that gives you my stats in terms of books read, pages read, challenges met, and all that. So if you’re only interested in that, just scroll down to the bottom of this post.

Daily Progress

Normally in these readathon wrap-ups, I break things down based on how many pages I read each day, but this time around, I did a terrible job of keeping track of that (read: I didn’t even try to keep track of it) and even if I had, I spent the first 8 days of the readathon reading one book and then finished that book and read two more on days nine and ten. Breaking it down by day didn’t seem to make much sense in that context.

For the first 8 days of the readathon, I was reading The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. The reason why it took me so long to read wasn’t because I wasn’t liking the book. I actually ended up liking it a lot, though it was kind of slow and confusing at times (more on that in my February wrap-up). The reason was, quite simply, that I wasn’t giving it as much effort as I should have. There were at least two days in there where I didn’t read at all, and even on days where I did, I didn’t read much.

By the time we got to day nine, I still have over a hundred pages left to read (though the book is over six hundred pages, so I suppose that’s not terrible progress).

Day nine was a whirlwind. It was a Saturday, and it was the only day during the whole readathon where I didn’t have to leave my house at all. So what did I do? I spent the entire day reading. I finished The Black Prism (finally) and both started and finished Sightwitch by Susan Dennard. It was honestly a great day.

Day ten was also somewhat of a whirlwind. I had to work that day, for six hours, and after I got off work, I didn’t really feel like reading (I rarely do after I get off work), but I forced myself to. I read the entirety of Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman and had a little less than an hour left before midnight.

Basically, I actually read all of the books on my TBR. That’s a very rare thing for me during readathons. I’m incredibly proud of myself (though I do wish I’d made myself read Thunderhead).

Overview

Books Read: 3

Pages Read: 1,348

Challenge Breakdown

  1. First book in a series: Noughts & Crosses
  2. Sequel: Sightwitch
  3. Gathering dust on your shelf: Sightwitch
  4. Includes a map: The Black Prism
  5. Recommended by a friend: The Black Prism
  6. Fantasy: The Black Prism
  7. Read with a warm drink: not completed
  8. 5 star author: Sightwitch

I completed almost all of the challenges. The only reason why I didn’t do the warm drink one was, honestly, because by the time I got to the end of the readathon, I forgot that was a challenge. I was going to have Noughts & Crosses be the book I read with a warm drink, but that didn’t end up happening.

I have to be honest, I don’t really like to eat or drink things while reading. I’m always way too worried I’m going to spill something on the book (and I typically do, on the rare occasion when I do attempt to read and eat/drink at the same time).

Usually when I’m eating, I’ll watch a YouTube video or something instead of reading, because that way I can still use both of my hands.

Anyway, that’s all I had for this post today!

Did you participate in the Series Crackdown this time around? How’d you do? Let me know down in the comments!

See you next time!
-Ariel

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