Every time I do a 24-hour readathon, I set high goals for myself. This time, I just want to read some books! That’s all I’m asking for!
The theme for this readathon day is “Backlist Books“. I have a few books I’ve been meaning to read for at least 6 months, and I’m hoping to read some of them today!
Here is Day 1, Part 1 of my second annual Winter 24-Hour Readathons! (You can still join, if you wish!)
Before I get into the actual readathon progress, you must know this: On December 10th, my family found a friendly, beautiful lost cat near a local school, and since it’s been very cold here lately, we decided to take him in until his family was found! 😊 I’m currently the only one in my family on winter break (everyone else still has work/school), so I’ve been spending a lot of time with the cat. My first full day with him was December 11th, and I was not able to get anything done because I just followed him around the house all day. 😅 And that’s what also happened this morning!
3:00am – Although I was supposed to wake up at 4:30am, the cat started meowing and he woke me up so I could be with him!
I tried going back to sleep after he left… but he came back a few minutes later, and I decided it was time to start the readathon. 😅
3:30am – The first selected book of the day was Sorcery of Thorns, by Margaret Rogerson! I had been wanting to read it for so long, and I was very excited to start! (no matter how tired I was!)
3:52am – I liked the characters, especially Elisabeth and Katrien. The book was also giving me Hogwarts Restricted Section and Strange the Dreamer vibes.
4:00am – I realized that it had taken me so long to get into the book, and I was only on page 22!
page 29: Magister… Thorn? *suspiciously eyes the title*
5:44am – I had been sitting in my bed, occasionally playing with the cat, and I was only… 75 pages into the book! 😦
6:53am – I was really enjoying these characters so far. 🙂 The cat was also sitting next to me, and all is well.
7:10-7:40am – I did some morning chores and had some coffee ☕️
8:50am – I finally made myself some breakfast! 😂 I was too lazy to get up before, but then I was getting hungry.
I was really liking Sorcery of Thorns, but it was taking SO LONG for me to read! And I’m still absolutely determined to finish it today!
9am – My second cup of coffee was obtained ☕️
9:20-9:36am – I dedicated some time towards promoting #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson 💙 (Which, I now admit, does not count as reading.)
10:00am – The cat’s family contacted us! We finally found his family! (Although I was also sad to see him go 😦 )
On page 180.
11:20am – Halfway through Sorcery of Thorns, I needed a change of pace! I decided to listen to Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater on audiobook.
11:40am – Time for tea! ☕️
Later, I did some exercises while listening. I needed something to do!
It is now 12:55pm here, and I’ve just been listening to Blue Lily, Lily Blue while writing this post and making lunch! 🙂
Thanks for reading about the first half of my day! So far I’ve just been a very slow reader, but is that new at all? Not really. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Check in tomorrow to see what happens on the rest of my 24-hour readathon! Wish me luck!