I don’t know about you, but I tend to build readathon up in my brain and imbue it with magical powers. On readathon day I will never tire, my day will be smooth and solitary, the books will quench my insaitable desire to read, my spinach artichoke dip will never grow cold, and my coffee flows without ceasing.
Instead I start readathon day and find myself overwhelmed like one of those supermarket game show contestants. I simply don’t know where to start. I want it all and I want it now.
Do I cheer on Twitter? Audiobook? Read a graphic novel? Dig into a thick book? Instagram all the things? *breathes into paper bag*
This year I’m trying something new. I’m using my kitchen timer and setting it to read for an hour or so, then I’ll do about 15 minutes of social media, read for another hour, and then take a 30 minute break to walk around or listen to an audiobook while I do something active. I imagine that this way I’ll have time for social media, mini-challenges, blogging, cheering, reading, and I won’t feel like death when it’s over.
If you have any readathon time management tips let me know in the comments. Or, feel free to tell me I’m too obsessed with planning and should just go with the flow (that’s my husband’s opinion).
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