Thursday, May 4, 2017

WEEKLY WANDERINGS: #SpringHorror & #Readathon Results

How is it already Thursday?!?  I cannot believe that this week has flown by so fast, and I am just now getting up my results from the latest two readathons.  To be honest, this week is always hard for me because it is the anniversary of my father's death.  No matter how hard I try, it always throws me for a loop and this year has been no exception.  I feel like my days get a little darker, then the really dark day hits, and then the light slowly begins to appear again.  Thankfully, I am now on the lighter side.  So, what better time to finally sit down and share my readathon results!

For those who missed it, I actually participated in the Spring Into Horror Readathon as well as Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon.  I am going to share my full results from the former first, and then will include my notes from the latter afterwards.  With that said, let's get to it!


I already shared my breakdown here, so I leave you with just my totals.
222 pages 
524 minutes (8 hours, 44 minutes)


Monday, April 24
15 pages
61 minutes

Tuesday, April 25
0 pages
29 minutes

Wednesday, April 26
9 pages
25 minutes

Thursday, April 27
4 pages
59 minutes

Friday, April 28
0 pages
0 minutes

Saturday, April 29 (READATHON!!)
106 pages
137 minutes

Sunday, April 30
0 pages
25 minutes


I didn't quite double the numbers during the second week as I had hoped, but I am completely pleased with these numbers.  Now, let's take a quick look at the breakdown for the day of the 24 Hour Readathon.

Hour 1:  Sleeping

Hour 2:  Waking up, showering, and eating a bit of breakfast.

Hour 3:  Online check-ins.

Hour 4:  I forgot that I had a scheduled call at this time, so I only got in 20 minutes of audiobook.

Hour 5:  20 minutes of audio, 14 pages read.  I really enjoyed reading a bit more of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with my kids during this hour before the chaos hit!

Hour 6:  11 minutes of audio, 6 pages read.

Hour 7:  26 minutes of audio.  I may have fallen asleep for a bit.

Hour 8:  Went to visit briefly with my grandmother when I got a message from an unexpected visitor.  It was my uncle and I hadn't seen him in almost a year, so I met him for a bit to catch up.

Hour 9:  Continued visiting with my uncle when I received a notification that I needed to check on my grandmother again because of a fall.

Hour 10 & 11:  Checked in on my grandmother, got her cleaned up and tended to, and set for the rest of the night.  All was fine!

Hour 12:  Finally back home and listened to 22 minutes of audio.

Hour 13:  35 pages read.

Hour 14:  20 minutes of audio.

Hour 15:  18 minutes of audio.  Husband made a phenomenal dinner and then went to get us all some ice cream!!

Hour 16:  15 pages read.

Hour 17:  24 pages read.

Hour 18:  12 pages read.  Everyone else finally goes to bed and I am the lone reader still awake.

Hour 19:  Fell sound asleep with my book resting on me!  My day took a heavier toll on me than I realized, so I just went to bed.

Hour 20-24:  Sleeping!

As you can see, I had a couple of unexpected visits and I just didn't get the reading time I had hoped.  Oh well.  I still had a great time and I count both readathons a success.

Did you participate in either of these readathons?  How did you do?


  1. I had some fun during the readathon and got through a nice stack of graphic novels. Now I have to write about them all though so I feel like I read too much. ;)
    And family is a good excuse to skip reading. Lots of love to you and yours!

    1. Kristen M. ... Ha! The downside to a really great reading weekend! Thank you!

  2. These readathons always get interrupted but I guess that's just life. You managed to do well.

    1. Jenny ... Thank you. I'm pleased with how I did. Hoping to spend that time I missed out on reading today!!


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