Sunday, 19 October 2014

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Reading Updates

Since the other post was getting crammy, i'll be posting the updates here.
So we are into hour 22, and my eyes are SORE!!! I fell asleep twice already (right at the start of the challenge and then again just a few hours after waking up). The amount of cleaning i had to get done today was ridiculous, which obviously meant less reading time.
Still, I did manage to get some reading done, not very impressive considering the page count but its still something :)

Completed: The Asylum for Fairy-Tale Creatures by Sabastian Gregory
                   The Girl Behind the Glass by Jane Kelley

Partially Read : The Fall
                        13 Little Blue Envelopes

In total I have read around 550 - 600 pages. Still got a couple of hours till the end of the challenge so I better get reading!!!

End of hour 24 : Aahhh i am soooo tireeeeed!!! I didnt get much reading done since the last update. i kept reading a few pages from random books nothing specific just so i could still be awake when the challenge ends.

Since this was my first read-a-thon, I really didn't know what to expect. I honestly didn't think staying up would be this hard. I mean usually i can easily go 48 hours without any sleep, except of course when i need to stay awake then, magically sleep comes. Another big mistake on my part was skipping meals. I haven't had proper meal since last night's dinner and snacking on cookies did not help. I am starving, as in my stomach is burning I am so hungry and now I am too tired to even make myself something to eat. Next year, or sooner maybe, when i do another read-a-thon  definitely know what to do and what not to do. Another stupid mistake was not having a few audio books, cos at times my eyes were so tired that I just couldn't go on. Also would have helped when I had to do the dishes and the laundry.

All in all I had a great time. Looking forward to next year's read-a-thon and will definitely beat this year's page count.

Happy Reading!!!


  1. Two books already sounds good to me! I bet you can finish at least one of the other two too, if not both! :)

  2. I wish I could. The estimated time on my kindle even said I had enough time to finish another book, but the words kept swimming all over the screen! :)