I had decided to participate in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon to try to get motivation to finish my final TOTathon reads and see if I could get caught up on my Discord Buddy reads as well!
You will find that I didn’t post a Teen Thursday or Fantasy Friday this past week and I apologize for that. I’ve been very sick for a couple weeks and it finally caught up with me. I have SLE Lupus and when I get the flu it tends to be really bad and last forever! Thankfully I’m finally on the back end of it but I needed a few days to just stay in bed.
Now to the good news! I actually read a lot during the readathon! I didn’t finish a book (didn’t think I would), but I’m still happy with my progress. I got a good way into my current reads and feel like I can hopefully finish both of them by the end of the month.
I was able to get 125/415 pages read of Gone Girl which I just started on Saturday! This was my backup for the final prompt of TOTathon since IT is so flipping huge and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to marathon the end of it.
I got 200 more pages read in Stephen King’s IT and phew! I am so glad because, then on Sunday I read 200 more pages because I got to a part I couldn’t stop!
I was feeling sort of slumpy mid book because this book is massive. During Dewey’s Readathon I got to 600/1116 then yesterday 10/27/2019 I got to page 800/1116! I see the end of the book in sight! Don’t get me wrong I am enjoying it but there’s something mentally challenging personally for reading a book over 800 pages.
I am very much a mood reader and very progress oriented. If I feel like progress is coming slow it can cause me to be in a slump and I felt this way at around page 400/1116. It was more a mental thing for me I think. Not quite halfway yet and feeling like you should be more than halfway. LOL 🙂
I am learning though that it’s not such a bad thing to challenge myself and I am the type of person that if I am in a slump I need to get back on the horse immediately. If I don’t I will go days, weeks, months, years, etc. and not even consider reading. I have to remind myself and force myself to read. I don’t know if this is my personality, my mental health situation, who knows? But this personally works for me.
Once I start reading (even if forced) then I remember,”Oh yeah! This is fun!” LOL
May seem silly but that’s the struggle of my life. *face palm*
Did you guys participate in any readathons this month or are you planning on doing any readathons soon? Let me know in the comments I would love to hear about your experiences!
- 11/18/2019 – Mystery Monday
- Gemina – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
- 11/11/2019 – Mystery Monday
- Tor/Forge & Tor.com Anticipated Winter 2020 Releases