Readathon is over for another six months, and once again I didn't get nearly as much reading done as I hoped. But I'm claiming extenuating circumstances.
I spent last week at our son's house, helping him through a tough week, and returned home less than twelve hours before start time. There were a lot of chores that had been neglected and needed to be done before starting a new work week, so my plan was to accomplish them in 10-minute intervals throughout the day. Some of them proved to be more of a distraction and required more time than I had anticipated. Phone calls also ate into my reading time.
In spite of the distractions, I managed to read for at least part of 14 hours - 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. I took an intentional break and tried to come back at 1:00 a.m. to finish out the twenty four hours, but I just couldn't keep my eyes open.
Here are my stats:
Books read: I read portions of four books, but completed 0. I find that switching back and forth keeps my mind more alert.
Pages read: Approximately 275. Nothing to brag about, but considering everything else I got done, not bad.
Book Titles: Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
Snow Melts in Springtime by Deborah Vogts
Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl
Mini-Challenges Entered: 5 - I tend to enter challenges that don't require too much time and/or that are out of the ordinary. Kudos to the challenge hosts this year for a great lineup.
Blogs visited: 5 - I'm embarrassed to say. But my plan is to make the rounds soon. After being gone last week, I will be working overtime to catch up this week so it may be a bit, but I'll get there.
New Twitter friends to follow: 4. I don't know how to assign a statistic to the fun I had in Twitter conversations.
Readathon Rating (on a scale of 1 to 10) : 10!! Thanks to Andi, Heather and all the other wonderful bloggers who work so hard to do this every six months. It is one of my most anticipated days. Eventually I will get a system that allows me to do more reading but still enjoy the social aspects.