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September Read-a-thon Wrap-up

Read-a-thon Wrap-up - The stack of books I've read during the september read-a-thon

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?

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2 Comments

  • Reply Elisse 1 October 2014 at 17:12

    Wow Eline, goed gedaan!! En ik zie dat je ook je challenge voor dit jaar al hebt gehaald, keileuk! Ik heb mijn schoolwerk en sociale leven ook gigantisch verwaarloosd, waardoor ik nu de schade wel wat moet inhalen, maar ik vond het zo fijn om in mijn kleine boekenwereldje te zijn!

  • Reply Fenne 12 October 2014 at 09:30

    Hoe leuk het ook klinkt, ik heb liever geen druk bij het lezen. Vooral omdat ik vaak aantekeningen maak, quotes noteer of sommige mooie zinnen nog eens extra in me wil opnemen.
    Doet me er wel aan denken dat ik misschien ook eens wat gelezen dingen kan delen.

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