Hour 1: I slept horribly last night, only getting about 4-5 hours of sleep. I had way too many things running through my head, so I just took advantage of a little extra sleep and relaxation time.
Hour 2: I was finally able to drag myself out of bed, but my brain was not ready to soak up any stories this morning.
Hour 3: I am now more awake, and took a bit of time to check-in on social media, comment on some blogs, and even respond to some emails.
Hour 4: Finished up a few check-ins. Ate breakfast made by my husband.
Hour 5 & 6: Volunteered at the library for an upcoming used book sale. No reading, but surrounded by hundreds of amazing books!
Hour 7 & 8: Spent a bit of time traveling, then working on chores around the house. Naturally, an audiobook was the perfect fit ... The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff, listened about 1 hour, 15 minutes (translates to 30 pages). Note: I do have a physical copy of my current audiobook, so the page translation is accurate.
Hour 9: Listened to more of The Witches: Salem, 1692 while working on things around the house, resulting in another 17 pages.
Hour 10: Switched over to Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Read about 19 pages.
Hour 11: I tried to lay down for a little snooze. My entire family proceeded to wake me up each time I started drifting off. I was not very happy about that.
Hour 12: In my frustration with my family, I decided to take a little drive and bought tickets to the new Avengers movie tomorrow. Then, I returned home to work on laundry while listening to more of The Witches: Salem, 1692, resulting in another 13 pages read.
HALFWAY TOTALS: I took a quick pause to figure out my halfway totals. Here's a quick tweet on my numbers and my thoughts . . .
Hour 13: My awesome husband made dinner, so I spent some time eating and socializing with the family for a bit.
Hour 14: Worked on laundry some more with The Witches: Salem, 1692. This is actually a pretty fascinating book, and one I'm glad I'm listening to. Added another 15 pages. I also was able to read a bit more in Strange Weather, resulting in 12 more pages.
Hour 15: I changed things up and picked up Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with my kids. We were able to read 19 pages.
Hour 16: I continued to read Harry Potter with my kids before they went to bed, getting in 18 more pages. Then, I returned to The Witches: Salem, 1692 while doing a bit of laundry, getting in 9 more pages.
Hour 17: Returned to Strange Weather by Joe Hill, while my husband watched Braveheart. I watched and read sporadically, flipping through only about 8 pages.
Hour 18-21: Everyone else was in bed at this point, so I dove into my book with more gusto than I did the rest of the day. In these last four hours, I was able to read another 155 pages in Strange Weather. This was my final tweet of the night . . .
Hour 22-24: I stayed awake longer than I have in a long time, but by the time Hour 22 hit (3:00 am my time), I was done for. I went to bed and got some sleep. Not bad for only getting about 4-5 hours of sleep the night before. (I just realized that I have never changed my time zone on Twitter after moving more than three years ago. Thanks Readathon for helping me to fix this!)
FINAL TOTAL: 269 Pages Read
The Morning After: I slept in for a bit this morning, taking my time to get moving for the day. I plan on resting and relaxing some more, and hitting the new Avengers movie later today with my family. I hope to get in more reading, and I even hope to spend some time this evening writing again. It's been too long!
YOUR TURN: How was your reading for the event? Did you have any favorite reads?