Nearing hour 24

From what I’ve been able to gather from the others participating in the read-a-thon, they started at a later hour than I did. I started at 1:30 AM EST and it’s now 1:00 AM the following day. I am going to bed. Between falling asleep, running errands, and attending birthday parties for 2 friends (I read on my phone while at the parties!) I certainly did not spend a full 24 hours of reading. I’ll wager I read and listened to books for a good 12 hours.

12 hours is quite good I think. About 11 hours more than usual.

Still, it doesn’t seem right to sign up for, and participate in, a 24-hour read-a-thon without reaching the goal. So, I plan to make it up this week. I don’t think I’ll be able to fit another 12 hours in tomorrow, but I certainly can over the next few days. I will keep all ya’ll updated by posting my progress here.

Thanks to all the ‘cheerleaders’ who have commented on my posts for encouraging me to keep reading!

Sleep, Books, Reading


  1. Aarti I think you did really well, even if you didn’t get a full 24 hours in. most people don’t, I assume. But it’s great the sense of community that forms. Good night :-)
  2. Lu You did a great job! Sleep well :)
  3. Lenore 12 hrs is great! Good for you!
  4. Lydia Go Ryan! You are awesome. I think the most I have read is about 6 hours straight. Let me know when the next 24 hour read-a-thon is and I will participate.