It's 24in48 Time Again!

by Colleen Morrow in


Time for another 24in48 readathon.  It's so nice when the date gets announced months in advance and then you realize you're free the entire weekend and can blissfully participate without any guilt :)  I've already gotten about an hour of reading in so far today but I want to get back at it so without further ado...  My intro survey:

  1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Same as always - from my house in Southwestern Ontario in Canada.  I often read up in our finished attic but we're suffering a pretty big heat wave right now so while it's somewhat cool right now, I think I'll have to relocate to the main floor by late morning. 
  2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yes, this is my third time.
  3. Where did you hear about the readathon? I initially heard about it via a tweet from someone I follow but I now follow 24in48 on Twitter and subscribe to the blog's RSS feed.
  4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? The Year Of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, I think...  It's my audio pick for the weekend and the book I already started this morning.  I've heard amazing things about it and so far, I'm really enjoying it.
  5. Tell us something about yourself. Oh, I never know what to put here...  I'm travelling to Iceland in September to drive the ring road so if anyone has restaurant suggestions, pass them on!
  6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Well, I'll be here when it's time to update progress and I'll be on twitter, instagram, and litsy as janeycanuck in all places.  

Progress:

  • Finished Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (5 hours, 25 minutes)
  • Finished Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (2 hours, 20 minutes)
  • Finished The Shunning by Marianne Paul (3 hours, 30 minutes)
  • Finished Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (3 hours, 15 minutes)
  • Finished My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (3 hours, 45 minutes)
  • Progress on The Irrational Bundle by Dan Ariely (5 hours, 5 minutes)
  • Started Dear Girls Above Me by Charlie McDowell (40 minutes)

I made it...  I ended up doing just over 24 hours as the last 20 minutes I had planned on doing to carry me to bedtime turned into about 30 or so.  I had thought about only doing about 18 hours at one point but I stuck it out with the help of audios.  So now time for the closing survey:

  1. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!) So I finished 3 paper books (628 pages), 2 and a bit audios (just under 12 hours) and made really good progress on an ebook that has been languishing on my Kobo for a really long time (got it to 68% from somewhere around 30, I think...).  
  2. How many hours did you read? The full 24.  And about an extra 10 minutes on top of that.
  3. What do you think worked well in this readathon? I really like the check-in posts - every 6 hours is good, it doesn't make me feel like I need to always be checking in, gives me lots of time to make progress in my books.
  4. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? This is a purely personal thing but starting Friday night would be an improvement for me.  I could read late into the night on Friday, get up early on Saturday and have just a bit of reading to do Sunday.  I think I'd have better balance to my weekend if I did that cause the Monday morning after is always so hard!
  5. Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Yes, I think so.  I love having an excuse to do nothing but read.