#24in48 Hour Readathon–Summer 2019 Closing Survey and Updates


Hello again, my little bookish dragonflies!  I hope you enjoyed another weekend of bookish revelries, holding the books of your dreams in your arms and they whisper sweet stories into your ears (or across the page, depending on the format).  What a wonderful bookish love affair!  ^_^

Alas, the 24 in 48 Hour Readathon has drifted away with a tide of countless books.  And while I’m sad it’s over, I’m happy I had a chance to participate in this bookish summertime fun!  I read sooo hard, I think my eyes need a vacation.

So let’s wrap this up–until next time, January 18th – 19th, 2020.

Closing Survey

The hosts of the 24 in 48-Hour Readathon left a closing survey for us readathoners. Here are the questions (and below that are some of my answers):

    1. If you kept track, how many books did you read? Pages?
    2. How many hours did you read?
    3. What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    4. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    5. How did you like (or dislike) the challenges this time? Do you think it worked better or worse than before?
    6. Did you like the availability of limited edition 24in48 merchandise? Did you buy any? Would you have preferred other kinds of merch? Any other feedback?
    7. If you read for charity, which one and how much did you donate/raise?
    8. Will you participate in a future 24in48?


I read from five books total:  finished three, continued one, and started another.  Not sure about my page count because I didn’t track my pages.  My reading time amounted to 24 hrs 17 mins.  (See my timing details below.)  And, yes, my eyes are raw and probably don’t like me anymore.

The readathon went really well.  I really appreciated how engaging the hosts were on the many different platforms used.  And I really liked entering the challenges with the embedded Google forms, which made it easier to enter and clearer to determine when challenges began and ended.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to check out the IGTV live broadcasts.  So, while I can’t say how they went, I can express that I like that they were offered as a new feature.

Still, I wish there were more mini challenges (what can I say, I like focused interactions) and less photos required for them.  Why less pics?  Because I have a problem with perfectionism, so photos are distracting.  Oh, and a three-day weekend idea was tossed around, which sounds like it could be fun!

I’d definitely come back for more punishment bookish fun.  This readathon helped me push through a little reading slump and catch up with my Goodreads Challenge goal.  Also, I love challenges, and finding new and interesting reads to add to my TBR.  Because, you know, tradition.

#24in48-Hour Readathon–Summer 2019
July 20th – July 21st
Timekeeping Sheet
Start Stop
~~Day One~~
1 0:00 4:08
2 4:08 5:38
~~Day Two~~
3 5:38 11:30
4 11:30 13:46
5 13:46 16:49
6 16:49 18:31
7 18:31 24:17:01

 My Reading List

Here’s what I read or started reading:

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Slay by Brittney Morris

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Skyward, Vol 1: My Low G by Joe Henderson

The Grace Year ransacked me emotionally and left me a bit disoriented emotionally.  I still don’t know what feel or who am right now or…or…

Skyward was a bit surprising to me. I kept skipping over it and vaguely considered reading it several times. But I never got around to reading it. Now, I’m glad I did.  I think Willa Fowler, the main character, is growing on me.  I love being pleasantly surprised by new reads!  ^_^

The Fountains of Silence is absolutely wonderful, which is no surprise.  Why?  Because I love Ruta Sepetys and her writing speaks to me and her stories are sooo absorbing.  In short, this book is taking over my life, which is as it should be.

Well readathoners, how did you do? Did you find any new favorite books, authors, or bookish friends?

Thank you for stopping by! Click here, if you’d like to read my last post–a signup post for the #24in48 Hour Readathon. If you enjoyed this post, please do not hesitate to like this post, comment below, and subscribe to see similar content.


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