Hey there, bookworms! If you’ve been following my blog, you’re aware that I participated in A Very Merry Readathon this week, an event created by Tiny Book Dragon. The readathon spanned from December 4th to December 8th, and there were three reading challenges to complete. For details on those, you can view my TBR post.
It’s safe to say my performance during this readathon was abysmal. A lot’s come up this week in terms of career, and I’ve been facing some difficult decisions – among them, the fact that I may be applying to grad programs this winter. Filling out applications and beginning to edit my portfolio ate up the majority of my week, but I did manage to complete one of the books I chose for A Very Merry Readathon and get halfway through another.
It will come as no surprise that the book I finished was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It’s been a long time since I re-read this series, and my god, I flew through this. The third book has always been a favorite of mine, and that has not changed. Reading this has also inspired me to dive into the rest of the series again, so I’m pretty excited about that.
During this readathon, I also made it about 200 pages into Erika Johansen’s Queen of the Tearling. This story started off strong, and I was certain that I was going to devour the entire thing before the 8th. But over the past few chapters, things have popped up that I find off-putting. Because of these details, picking this up is starting to feel like a chore. (Also, I just really want to drink pumpkin flavored coffee and read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I’m basic, I know.)
I didn’t get to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this week, but I’m still hoping to read this classic before Christmas this year. It is fairly short, and thus, should be doable.
That about wraps up my experience with A Very Merry Readathon. I enjoyed my first readathon, though I would have liked to be more involved – this taking place on work days and in the middle of my existential crisis didn’t allow me to be as engaged as I could have been.
Did any of you participate in A Very Merry Readathon? I’d love to hear how your week went!