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29 August 2016

I Did My First Readathon - SundayYAthon Wrap Up

I've always looked at readathons and thought, I should do that. Only I never have until now. And while I may not have done as well as I'd hoped (I only managed three books, I'd set myself four) I still had a huge amount of fun.

First there was the private message group. Everyone together in one place getting to know each other and sharing social media and blog links, discussing which books they had chosen, asking for help deciding which books to read... It was fantastic. Usually I tend to stand to the side a little when it comes to chats, you never know who might join in, but with this being a private mass-message with only participants it felt like a nice safe little corner of the web.

Day One

I got off to a cracking start with Entangled by Cat Clarke. It probably helps that I couldn't put the book down, but I found myself racing to the finish. YES. I DID IT. BOOK ONE DOWN. And it was one of the longer ones too.

Day Two

I picked up one of the shorter books, Indigo's Dragon by Sofi Croft, as I knew I wouldn't have much time for reading. Because I was going out in town with an old friend, having catch-up wine and nachos. This book wasn't what I was expecting and now quite as gripping as I hoped, but I did finish it. I DID IT AGAIN.

Day Three

I didn't pick up a single book. I was hungover and had got the news during my night out that one of my friends had fallen off her horse and fractured her pelvis is two places. I picked up a lot of different books, none of them from my initial TBR, but not even I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith could do it for me.

Day Four

I still wasn't feeling up to much in terms of reading, but then I spied Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein sitting on my kindle and although it wasn't UKYA it was super short and I thought, Why not? I knew I'd never get back on track, my mind just wasn't in the right place, but it was quick and light if a bit naff.

Then comes the chat... And my phone dies twenty minutes in! I managed to answer two of the questions before my died and that was the end of the readathon for me!

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