On Sunday the Read-a-thon ended, so it’s time for a wrap-up of my first read-a-thon week! I absolutely loved it! I had a lot of fun reading and although I didn’t have as much time for reading as I thought I would have it went quite well! I read three books and two graphic novels and I managed to complete all my challenges.
I started the week with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and I finished this by Wednesday. On Tuesday I got Saga Volume One in the mail and I read this one on Tuesday and Wednesday. I read The Assault on Thursday and Friday, followed by V for Vendetta. I finished the week with Scarlet. I didn’t get to read 1984 and Watchmen, but I hope I’ll get to those sometime soon.
- Read 100 pages a day – I believe I failed on Monday, by reading only 75 pages before falling asleep in my reading chair. The following days I always read at least a 100th pages, so I don’t consider this assignment a fail. I’ve read 1312 page’s in total this week, which means 187 pages a day on average. So, goal reached!
- Read books from four different genres – I’ve read books from the Young Adult, the Fantasy, the Graphic Novel, the Science Fiction and the Classics & WOII-genre.
- Read at least one Dutch book – I thought this would be a hard one, since I almost never read Dutch books. I also had a challenge on my 26 before 27 list to read a Dutch classic. So I picked up The Assault and I even managed to finish it. 🙂
- Read a book from a series I started but never finished – For this challenge I decided to read Scarlet, the second book in the Lunar Chronicles. I hesitated between this one and Speaker for the Dead and I almost picked the latter because of the lower page count, but by the end of the week I was craving another shot of my favourite genre and I chose the Fantasy/YA novel. Afterwards I had a though time leaving the characters behind and I also read two novella’s in the Lunar Chronicles series, namely Glitches and The Queen’s Army.
Did I like this read-a-thon thing? Yes, definitely! I finally had a good excuse to spend hours in bed reading. I loved being submerged in books, it has been a long time since I read this way. Normally I would spent holidays reading all day, but with the busy uni years I sort of forgot about binge reading. I would prefer that the next read-a-thon would be in a holiday week (or maybe a 24 hour read-a-thon on a long weekend or something), because now I did neglect my school assignments a bit..
Did any of you guys participate in this read-a-thon? Have you ever participated? What did you think?