Are Readathons for Me?

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I've had a love hate relationship with readathons for a while now. I always used to do the Bout of Books Readathon when I first started my blog. I would even do the daily challenges and make it a whole thing. But as I got older, I had less time to really commit to a readathon. I recently did two - Bout of Books and the 72Frightathon. I planned on reading 3 books for the 72Frightathon and 1,000 pages for the Bout of Books. I didn't get close to either of those goals. Then I started wondering that I am too ambitious and in short yes I am. If I didn't go to work or have a life outside reading maybe I would have reached my goals. Maybe if the readathon was longer than I could have an easier time reaching my goals for a readathon. But I get distracted easily, am too much a mood reader, and I'm busy doing other things to commit to reading a certain type of book for a readathon. It's why I stopped doing a top 5 list. I like accomplishing my lists, not getting to one and calling it a day. So I think I'm over readathons. I get very excited to do them but I rather be a consistent reader and be more of the moody reader I am.

What do you think? 
Do you participate in readathons? 
What do you like or dislike about them?


  1. I've never done a readathon - as much as I would like to, I have too many other things to do and wouldn't be able to just sit and read for however many days straight!

    1. I agree. I think I focus too much on how much I need to read and miss out on the actual reading part.


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