The Sunday Salon: The Year Without a Readathon [4.22.12]

The Sunday

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is one of my favorite bookish events. I believe I’ve participated in the last 5. So sitting this one out was a tough decision. Except it wasn’t.

Originally, we were going to be moving yesterday. Then when we weren’t, we were still going to be packing because we’re moving next weekend. Plus I had a birthday party to attend. And then I ended up going out to dinner with friends. And I still have the attention span of a fruitfly when it comes to reading anyway.

While I was a little sad not to be able to participate, I was really okay with the decision because of everything else going on in my life. I tried to pop on twitter and see how everyone else was doing and that was enough for me. I know – as everyone likes to tell me – that my life is changing in a huge way and I’ve accepted that I’m going to be shifting my focus from myself to this little guy I can’t wait to meet. And I’m ready. I have no idea what those changes will end up being, but I am completely ready for them to come. It’s a wonderful feeling, really.

That said, I still have hopes that I can do the fall Readathon ( when I’ll have a 5 month old…).

So, now that I’ve gotten all mushy and personal, tell me how YOUR Readathon was.

10 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: The Year Without a Readathon [4.22.12]

  1. Kyle @ A Reader's Pensieve April 22, 2012 / 8:40 am

    How about you do the October readathon but include a picture of your adorable baby every time you update? I like that idea 🙂

    Readathon went really well for me for the first 12 hours, then I kind of fell apart. I was distracted by the Tigers’ game, plus I was getting tired. Around 11, I fell asleep for an hour, then decided to quit at midnight. I did read 2 entire books, plus 100 pages of 2 more, so that’s pretty good for one day (imo, of course).


    • Michelle April 22, 2012 / 8:48 am

      That sounds like how I usually readathon. Two books finished is great!


  2. Tanya Patrice April 22, 2012 / 8:59 am

    It was so much fun watching what everyone was reading for the readathon, but I was kinda bummed I didn’t participate. Now I know how much fun it is – I’m on board for the next one for sure.


    • Michelle April 22, 2012 / 10:07 am

      It’s really an experience. I had no idea how much fun it would be before I did it.


  3. Alex in Leeds April 22, 2012 / 9:23 am

    With a 5 month old? Hehehe, sounds fun. 🙂

    I had a blast this time, after doing it three times I just relaxed and let the day flow instead of chasing stats and living on Twitter. Much nicer experience.


    • Michelle April 22, 2012 / 10:08 am

      That sounds fun. I had a relaxed readathon last April and loved it.


  4. Stephanie April 22, 2012 / 11:42 am

    I wasn’t able to participate this weekend either. I’ll have a newborn when the fall readathon rolls along so I am not counting on being able to participate but you never know.


  5. Sandy April 22, 2012 / 12:14 pm

    Ah, you will just get used to partial readathons like I do, which usually includes sitting down for serious reading after a day of kids activities and staying up just a little past your bedtime. The way I look at it, I’m reading more than I normally do on a Saturday (or ever) so that is good. Twice a year, I get an excuse to blow a few things off to curl up. Good luck with the moving!


  6. Michelle April 22, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    I haven’t participated in the last four readathons. I think you have a better chance of participating in the fall one with a five-month old than I do with an 8th grader, a 3rd grader, and a husband who will be traveling 50 percent of the time with his new job!

    Good luck with your move! Make sure to take it as easy as possible and enjoy putting together your new nest!


  7. Lu April 29, 2012 / 2:23 pm

    I hope you can participate next time, we missed you! Though I completely understand why you wanted to sit this one out.


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