Sunday, October 10, 2010

Readathon Final Recap

Well, I did it. I finished my first read-a-thon. And I read about as much as I had planned to, even though I didn't think I'd make it when I put up my last update at midnight last night. After that, I got ready for bed and decided to at least check out my next book and see if it would keep me up. I ended up reading for another 1 1/2 hours! So I officially ended my read-a-thon participation at 2am. Luckily, my husband was nice enough to get up with the kids this morning so I got to stay in bed until 9:30!

Here's how I did:

Adult books read: 1 1/2
Picture books/early readers: 12
Adult book pages read: 323
Hours reading: 6

One of my goals was to read for an hour with the kids, and I did. I did not get through as many books as I had hoped, but I'm just glad to have finished Little Bee and gotten far enough into Back to the Homeplace that I should finish that within a few days. I'm definitely ahead of my reading schedule now since I hadn't planned for this read-a-thon.

Overall, it was a good experience, even though it was a bit frustrating trying to fit in the time to read. Maybe next time I'll plan ahead and have someone watch the kids all day!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like you did great!! :) I may get brave and give it a go next time.

    Little Bee is going on my TBR pile too.

    L

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  2. Ah, that's how you managed with the kids - you read to them for part of the time! Excellent - fun an a good strategy!

    Sue

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