First, a warm thank you to Mackenzie Lane (@mackenzieashtonlane / YouTube.com/mackenzielane) for setting up the 2019 #ohwhatfun readathon. Secondly, a most humble apology for any time on any platform where I may have or may yet refer to the readathon as “ohwhatafeeling” (mental block). Now, on to business…
So for those who don’t know, the premise of this readathon, running from December 14 to 21 is to choose either the list of “Nice” challenges or “Naughty” challenges. I’m starting with the nice challenges and will move on to naughty if time allows (yeah, sure!). My unique approach is to work on all five challenges at once, which means I have to have books at the ready all at the start.
Challenge #1 – Read a Book Set During Winter – Christmas Shopaholic by Sofie Kinsella
Challenge #2 – Read a Book With “Light” in the Title – What Light by Jay Asher
Challenge #3 – Read the 25th Book on Your TBR – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Challenge #4 – Read an Entire Book in Christmas Pyjamas – Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
Challenge #5 – Read a Book Published in December of Any Year – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I will be posting daily updates on my Instagram (@heathers.book.nook) and will update my blog when a milestone is reached.
So much reading … So little time. Happy Holidays and Happy Reading to all those participating.
Lesson Learned… NEVER start an 8-Day Readathon on the busiest work / personal week of the year…
It’s a sad state of affairs when you manage to do less reading on a readathon than you have any other time since tracking your reading.
That being said, I did manage to wholly complete one challenge and will update on the rest.
Challenge #1 – Read a Book Set During Winter – Christmas Shopaholic by Sofie Kinsella – I am 62% of the way through this book. It’s a quick read and I was hoping to be able to pound away a few hours yesterday to get it done, but that just didn’t happen.
Challenge #2 – Read a Book With “Light” in the Title – What Light by Jay Asher – If possession is 9/10ths of the law, then I should be 9/10ths of the way through this challenge. The only part I managed to accomplish was picking this book up from the library.
Challenge #3 – Read the 25th Book on Your TBR – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – I am 14% of the way through this book. It’s a much longer book than I thought. Fingers crossed I may actually still get this done by the end of the year.
Challenge #4 – Read an Entire Book in Christmas Pyjamas – Skipping Christmas by John Grisham – I am 11% of the way through this book. I thought for sure this would be my slam dunk because it seems to be a quick read, but the problem for me was that I wasn’t in my Christmas PJs very many hours of the week.
Challenge #5 – Read a Book Published in December of Any Year – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – 100% Done this challenge… yay! Whoot-Whoot! Bring on the ticker-tape parade.
It was so much fun being a part of the #Ohwhatfunreadathon2019, even if I wasn’t very good at it… I’ll be trolling for someone setting up a first week of 2020 Readathon for sure.