The Sunday Salon: The Post-Readathon Edition

The Sunday

Good morning everyone! Have I mentioned how much I love waking up to open windows and fresh air? Love that we have some cooler nights now.

Congratulations to all the Readathon participants: readers, cheerleaders  (I heart the cheerleaders), and organizers. I hope everyone had a blast as usual.

How did I do? Well, I kind of failed at the readathon this time around. My heart just wasn’t in it. I finished two books, but I could probably do that on any lazy Saturday if I really wanted. I only gave you one update, didn’t participate in any mini-challenges, and didn’t really cheer that much at all. But, as usual, I had still had a lot of fun.

My day went something like this:

  • Start reading at 8am for an hour.
  • Half hour break.
  • Read for an hour.
  • Half hour break.
  • Read off and on until 2pm when I finish Paranormalcy.
  • Go to the grocery store for snacks and dinner.
  • Sit anxiously on the couch awaiting the start of the Michigan game.
  • Attempt to start a new book but unable to really get into it because of the Michigan game.
  • Take an incredibly long break to watch the Michigan game.
  • Grow more and more depressed as my team collapses and eventually loses to it’s second-biggest rival for the third year in a row.
  • Too devastated by first loss of the season to read.
  • Beer.
  • Calm down enough to read a little.
  • Still restless so read in the bath to calm down further.
  • Read the saddest thing ever while taking the bath and end up sobbing uncontrollably.
  • Continue to read while watching a little hockey and baseball.
  • Finally finish Hurt Go Happy around midnight.
  • Put on audiobook while going to bed.
  • Fall asleep in less than 5 minutes.
  • Wake up at 7:53 to congratulate those who did not sleep through 1/3 of the event.

See what I mean? I’m a bit of a Readathon failure. But it’s ok. I went into it expecting to have a more relaxed day than normal. And now I have two library books that I don’t have to return unread.

Today, I am hoping to write some reviews, start Never Let Me Go, get various things done around the house., and maybe catch a movie. As I am well-rested, that should be possible. Any fun post-readathon plans for you?

16 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: The Post-Readathon Edition

  1. Kate- Midnight Book Girl October 10, 2010 / 8:47 am

    There is no such thing as failure in #readathon, unless you don’t even give it a shot. You did great! Can’t wait to read everyone’s reviews. Soon I need to eat and grab some sleep.


  2. Amanda October 10, 2010 / 9:49 am

    I would say that all things considered, you actually did a pretty good job!


  3. Linda October 10, 2010 / 12:46 pm

    That’s not a fail. You did some reading. I consider that an good day (other than your team loosing and you sobbing in the tub).


  4. Maria October 10, 2010 / 1:07 pm

    You are definitely not a failure, you had fun and you finished two books! Enjoy Never Let Me Go!


  5. Amy October 10, 2010 / 1:44 pm

    Hey you got some reading in – so that is definitely not a fail!


  6. Michelle October 10, 2010 / 9:01 pm

    Love this ~ the timeline specifically. 🙂 I think that if I were to attempt a read-a-thon, that’s pretty much how mine would go. 🙂 Can’t wait to read the reviews!


    • Michelle October 10, 2010 / 9:19 pm

      You know, now that I think of it, I may have been channeling you while writing the timeline. 🙂


      • Michelle October 10, 2010 / 9:39 pm

        ha ha ha! I think that’s why I loved it so much!! 🙂 Not because I would do something like that, but because you worded it like that! 🙂


  7. Iris October 11, 2010 / 5:50 am

    That is not a fail!

    I love your description of you readathon actually 🙂


  8. Bina October 11, 2010 / 11:55 am

    Better than nothing, reading is always awesome! Not to mention your description!:D Oh, and enjoy Never Let Me Go!


  9. Erin October 11, 2010 / 6:54 pm

    No such thing as a Readathon failure, especially if you had fun! And two books that can go back to the library…that’s a good thing.

    I can’t wait to read “Never Let Me Go.” I look forward to hearing what you think…enjoy!

    I spent my post-Readathon day driving to an out of town wedding and back, so today was really my relax and catch-up day. Thankfully, no work today 🙂


  10. Elisabeth October 11, 2010 / 8:50 pm

    I read Never Let Me Go this summer. I thought it was a great book. Hope you enjoy it too!!


  11. stacybuckeye October 12, 2010 / 10:53 pm

    I didn’t get to participate this time so at least you read for much of the day. I completely understand how the game may have affected your readng. I say this as a Buckeye with a Spartan hubby. We watched the game with a Wolverine. It was hard!


  12. Vishy October 16, 2010 / 3:41 pm

    Glad to know that you had a wonderful readathon, Michelle! Sorry to know that your favourite team lost, but hope that they win next time. I thought that you and Emily (Books, the Universe and Everything) studied at the same university and were friends since then. Now after reading the readathon posts of both of you, I am discovering that both of you are from rival universities – atleast with respect to the football teams 🙂


    • Michelle October 16, 2010 / 5:14 pm

      Yes, Emily and I went to rival schools about an hour away from each other. 🙂


  13. Michelle October 18, 2010 / 8:03 pm

    LOL! “Beer”

    You aren’t a readathon failure, you finished two books! REally the event is about setting the side the time as much as it is about how much you read. Maybe even more. I say you’re a rousing success.


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