Weekend Readathon for May 2020

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What is a Readathon?

I found a topic on Goodreads that answered this question really well:

A readathon, for those of you that might be confused, is an event, usually with a time limit, where you set a certain goal you would like to reach. The goal of readathons is to help you read more during that time period than you would any other time.

For me it simply worked better to try a readathon on one of weekends off from work. A time to relax and be myself surround by my books. I didn’t have a complete goal in mind, mostly because I’ve never tried to do a readathon before and wasn’t sure what I would be able to accomplish. I guess you could say I had the basic goal of try my best and see where I end up.

SATURDAY:

I finished reading Wonder Woman by Nancy Holder throughout the morning and afternoon. I had started reading it previously, but had only read through the first chapter before setting it aside. It started pouring down rain by the afternoon, so I made myself a cuppa tea and sat by my bay window for the added ambiance.

That evening I picked up Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes and read until it was too dark for me to see anymore. Leviathan is a difficult read and any little bit I can get in is tremendous progress.

SUNDAY:

I was a bit lazy on Sunday, meaning I slept in and watching a bit of YouTube before rousing myself for more activity.  Which means I didn’t get to reading until the afternoon where I read through Put the Cat in the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen by Jake Vander-Ark, and three ebooks by Tai Sheridan: Buddha in Blue Jeans, Secrets of True Happiness, and Relax, You’re Going to Die. I finished with another round from Leviathan, until is was time for supper.

RESULTS:

I rather enjoyed myself. Usually I just read during my breaks at work, or sometimes in the mornings when I’m not ready to be productive just yet. I never just decide that I’ll go read for an hour.

This weekend showed me that I am capable of making a good size dent in my TBR pile. I read a total of 5 complete books (even though 4 were short ebooks they still count!) and made progress on the monster of a book I’m still trying get through, Leviathan.

I have a feeling that I’ll be doing this again when next I get day or two off from work, and the housework isn’t piling up!

Keep reading little book worms!

 

What about you? Have you tried a readathon before? Do you set aside a specific time to read? Let me know about it in the comments!

The TBR Tag

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I got this tag from The Book Nut, she was tagged by Kaitlin, but the tag was created by Rachel and Dana. Now onto the prompts!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I use Goodreads (link)  for a lot of it, but I do have stacks of books in my house that aren’t on there. So when looking for a book to read next I’ll go to Goodreads first, but if that doesn’t work I’ll go to my book stacks.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebooks?

I would say it’s fairly 50/50. Every couple of months I’ll cruise Amazon(link) for free ebooks, or head to the library for inspiration.

A Book That’s Been on Your TBR the Longest

Goodreads tells me that I have six vying for that title, but the one I want to read the most is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Amazon).

A Book You Recently Added to Your TBR list

The last book I added to my Goodreads list was in Oct 2019 (compared to the oldest which was Oct 2011!), was The Order War by LE Modesitt Jr (Amazon).

A Book in Your TBR Strictly Because of It’s Beautiful Cover

Honestly, I don’t add books to my TBR list unless I physically (or digitally?) have the book. So for this one I’ll just pick the one on my list that fits this prompt: Active Patience: A Simple Guide to Productive Writing by N. C. Harley (Amazon).

A Book on Your TBR That you Never Plan on Reading

Honestly, there really isn’t a book on my TBR that I don’t plan on reading at some point. Having said that, I do have a coloring book on my TBR list, and a person doesn’t typically read a coloring book. It’s this one: Amazing Animals 2: Meditation, Relaxation, and Stress Relief with Unique 34 Amazing Animals (Amazon).

An Unpublished Book on Your TBR That You’re Excited For

I really do not have a book for this. All of them are published, and I’m not that person that I’ll go add one real quick just to answer a question. Sorry, not sorry.

A Book on Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You

I think a good answer to this one is Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set by Rick Riordan (Amazon). Even the movies have been out for awhile.

A Book on Your TBR That Everyone Recommends to You

I don’t really have a specific book, but the last book that I even talked about with someone was Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Amazon), but only because of the movie that’s either coming soon or out already (and there was a Friends reference). Also, this isn’t technically on my TBR because I read it in 2014.

A Book on Your TBR That You’re Dying to Read

The first one that comes to mind is the Wrinkle in Time Trilogy by Madeleine L’Engel (Amazon). I remember reading the first book in grade school and not really getting it, but liking it anyway. Now I have the Barnes & Nobles collectors edition that is beautiful to look at. I can’t wait until I decide its the right time to read it.

 How many books are in your Goodreads TBR list?

At the moment of writing this post I have a very even and pleasing 500. See for yourself.


It is traditional to tag others at the end of a tag post so feel free to consider yourself tagged and leave a link in the comments if you do this tag. I’d love to see others answer the prompts.

Keep reading little book worms!