Well, it all started on Friday when I saw some of my reading friends on Twitter talking about a challenge for the weekend called #24in48.
I was like "24 books? NO WAY"... but come to find out, it was trying to read 24 hours within a 48 hour time span. I signed up - just to see how much time I could invest in it & just to have a really good reason to sit & finish my book.
So Friday, I got home & put my Kindle on charge & spent the rest of the evening knitting & watching some things on my DVR - Riverdale & The Good Place & of course, had to watch 20/20 where they talked to those gymnasts from that nightmare doctor. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD???
Saturday, I had hopes of sleeping in, but dang it, the hubs left the bathroom light on & i've gotten to the point where if there's any light on, it just keeps me up. I feel like I can see it even with shut eyelids... so I was awake earlier than I wanted.
But that was ok today, only because I had my reading challenge to start.
|Ironically, I charged it up & didnt even use my Kindle... used hardback books instead|
I honestly made a quick breakfast on purpose so I could jump in my reading.
& luckily, it was a rainy & gloomy day. Something I dont normally say as lucky on a Saturday - but it made for great reading weather.
I actually finished the book I was currently reading...
Read some more in my Bible study & my Bible - totally counts - should count even more with it being God's Word - just saying ;) ...
& then started another book.
I felt like a champ.
Someone else wasn't amused by all the reading.
They were lazy all day with the rain & me sitting in the enclosed room....
Again, it was the perfect day for a readathon.
I did stop to do some laundry through the day - but didnt get my work out in. I scarified it for working out my brain. Fair trade, right?
& Ernie did give me a little bit of distraction in the middle of the day
I ended up sitting outside in my room until it was pitch dark & I so far in my new book. I was super impressed with my reading ability.
|Totally dark outside... my reflection sitting in the same seat I sat in all day long|
Sunday, I got up to go to MSM & didnt have time to read in the morning... but took my challenge seriously & finished another book on the road - an audiobook. This one took me forever to get through - I started this thing MONTHS ago - so I was glad for the challenge to make myself listen to it until I was done.
I headed home after picking up groceries from Click list (I may never step in a grocery again).... & was able to take time time to sit outside, this time in a beautiful warm day, & drink some Starbucks & read the book I was into.
I can't believe I made it half way through this book in less than 24 hours... its a 400 page book too - I guess I can get through some books if I make the time for them.
I had to stop reading for a bit so we could go over & feed dad's horses for him & get to visit my parents... my dad's poor knee. Man - its bad this time y'all... keep the prayers going for him. He goes to the doctor on Thursday. I see a surgery REAL SOON in the future for him.
I would have probably finished my book when I got hoome, but I got to go to my middle school girls bible study & that was totally a good trade off.
It was such a good study - focusing on anxiety & our worries.... man, we start young with those worries... but the girls are so fired up for this weekend - we're heading to BELIEVE ... everyone is PUMPED UP!!!!
& by the time I got home & fed the dogs, my reading time was coming to an end... I didnt even come CLOSE to the 24 hours...
But honestly, I am super happy with that time. For me.. & for my first time doing this challenge. I am more prepared now to know what this looks like to do this... they have another challenge in July & I'm totally clearing out my calendar for that & really going to strive to hit that 24... if anything, make it further than I did in this round.
& the best part, I still ended up a winner in this! I got drawn for a door prize! YAHOO!!!! I got a choice of things to pick from - I'm either getting a hardback book - or the audio book of the 3rd book in the Me Before You series (CANT WAIT) or a Punny Bookmark set - I'm thrilled with whatever shows up at my door.
I couldnt have asked for a better readathon experience.
& in the end, a great weekend!
How was your weekend?
Have you ever done a readathon?
Want to join in for the one in July?
(Keep an eye out there!)