Keeping up with the readathon is trickier. I find myself navigating to get some of the mini-challenges each hour, but it’s okay to maybe skip every other – most last 3 hours! (I always win at some point during the day, so it’s worth trying for these). Having a laptop helps because it’s easy to keep nearby but you can put it away quickly to concentrate on reading. If you’re looking at mini-challenges, I suggest having your blog and the Dewey Readathon website up so you can update your post quickly and then get on with more reading.
As for reading, I keep a variety of books around. It’s okay to put one aside and pick up another. If it’s not catching you, maybe you need something different. If you read graphic novels, novellas or short stories, this may be a good time to catch up. You feel a sense of accomplishment after finishing each one, so it’s a good motivator.
I don’t always get through the whole 24 hours, but I keep some caffeine on hand and will take cat naps to keep going. It’s good to take breaks, eat, exercise and chat with other humans as well. Part of this readathon is social, so it’s fun to take a twitter/instagram break or whichever social media you enjoy most.
I hope my tips help and please share any you have for me!
Thanks to Kristen from The Book Monsters for the wide-ranging list of tips! All very wise and timely!