Sunday Salon: Readathon Wrap-Up

The Sunday

Whew! My first readathon is over, and I am now on my way to an out-of-town wedding on no sleep. Here are the results of the past 24 hours:

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Badge


  • Hours participated: 21.5 out of 24 (which is good, seeing as I was supposed to quit at 16 so I could get some shut-eye in…)
  • Time spent on books: 15 hrs 8 mins
  • Time spent blogging, cheering, doing minichallenges, and tweeting: 3 hrs 28 mins
  • Time spent sleeping: 0 hours!


  • Books read: 3 complete (The Phantom Tollbooth, Something Missing, An Improper Magick) and one partial (The Reader)
  • Hours spent reading: 12 hrs 58 mins
  • Total pages read: 932


  • Books listened to: 1 partial (Al Capone Shines My Shoes)
  • Total hours listened: 2 hrs 10 mins

I had a fantastic time and can’t wait to do it again next year! Thanks to all the organizers, cheerleaders, and minichallenge hosts for making this readathon such an amazing event. You guys rock!

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    1. Haha yep. Originally we were going to leave on Saturday, spend the night, go to the wedding, and come back. I was so thrilled that I could actually participate in (most of) the Readathon that I didn’t care about how dead I’d be the next day! I ended up being able to sleep in the car while my husband drove…he’s so good to me πŸ™‚

    1. I did!…enough. My poor husband had to do all 10 hours of driving while I slept, but he was very sweet about it!

    1. Thank you! It was fun to get through three books in a day instead of a book in three (or more!) days.

  1. Seems like a lot of people were reading The Phantom Tollbooth during this readathon! Interesting trend.

    I ALSO went to a wedding on Sunday and let me tell you, I was zoning out until about 3PM. I’m still recovering from the busy weekend.

    1. Phantom Tollbooth definitely made a great Readathon book: quick, engaging, satisfying.

      I hope your Readathon/wedding recovering is going well!

    1. Thanks! I was! Just not in the car on the way there or back, or once we got home, or for half of Monday…

  2. I’m sorry I’m a tad late, but congratulations on a fantastic readathon. 21.5 hours is really great and it sounds like you got a lot read/listened to!

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