Book Events & Blog Events, Challenges

24 in 48 Readathon: July 2016

24 in 48 Readathon is a readathon hosted over at, where readers challenge themselves to read for 24 hours within a 48-hour period. It is hosted by Rachel, a former blogger. You can find out more on 24 in 48’s FAQ page.

Hi everyone! This is the first time I’m participating in the 24 in 48 readathon, and while I’m really excited, I feel kind of lost as far as how I’m going to go about doing this. For instance, I don’t really have a schedule of when I’m going to read, and I also don’t really have a plan of how I’m going to keep track of my reading. I’m a planner by nature, so kind of going by the flow is hard for me! But I’m going to just see how this goes!

I’ll be using this post to occasionally update my progress over the course of the readathon. I’ll also be tweeting (@OverstuffedBook) using the hashtag #24in48, and possibly sharing some photos over on Instagram (@OverstuffedBook), using the same hashtag.

My 24 in 48 TBR Pile

I put this pile together about an hour and a half before the readathon started, but hopefully it’ll work!

24 in 48 july 2016 tbr pile
Geek Parenting by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu
Attack on Titan Vol 10 by Hajime Isayama
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Scott Pilgrim Vol 2 and Scott Pilgrim Vol 3 by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Saga Vol 2, Saga Vol 3, Saga Vol 4, and Saga Vol 5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

I had already started Enclave before the readathon started, but I think I’m probably going to focus more on the graphic novels/comics/manga. Simply because I’m a slow reader and with readathons I’ve done in the past, I’ve found that I feel much more accomplished if I stick to quick reads.



Friday 7/22/16

Time spent reading: 5 minutes
Book(s) read: Enclave
Pages read: 3

So the readathon technically started at 9:01 pm my time, so I got to start on Friday instead of Saturday. I didn’t actually start reading until about an hour after the start time. And by that time, I was already so tired, so I only read for 5 minutes! Sheesh.

Intro Survey

  1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?  Washington State, USA
  2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?  No, I’m a newbie! But I’ve done other readathons before.
  3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?  I’m pretty sure it was from fellow book bloggers on Twitter.
  4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?  Basically my whole stack. But if I have to pick 1, I’ll say Fun Home.
  5. Tell us something about yourself.  I never know what to say to this question… Um… Okay. I’m currently writing a YA fantasy novel about a bi princess. :)
  6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.  Here on the blog, or at @OverstuffedBook on Twitter and on Instagram.


Saturday 7/23/16

Time spent reading: 3 hours, 21 minutes
Book(s) read: Enclave, Attack on Titan Vol 10
Pages read: 163

I wanted to read soooo much more than this! But in the morning I had to write my son’s birthday party invitations and then go to the post office so I could mail them plus a couple of packages that I HAD to send today. So that took up most of my morning. And then I don’t really know what happened to the afternoon. My husband had to go run an errand at one point so I had to watch the kids, but that didn’t take too long so I’m not sure why I didn’t get more reading time in. :(


Sunday 7/24/16

Time spent reading: 5 hours, 29 minutes
Book(s) read: Attack on Titan Vol 10, Fun Home
Pages read: 335

I really wanted to read more hours today, too, but luckily I was able to read for more than I did yesterday! And I finished Attack on Titan Vol 10 and Fun Home, so that’s good!



Total time spent reading: 8 hours, 55 minutes
Books read: Enclave, Attack on Titan Vol 10 (finished), Fun Home (finished)
Total pages read: 501

I really wish I had spent more time reading during this readathon. I think I like the idea of this readathon being that you try to read for 24 hours in a 48-hour period, but I think it made me more lazy than when I do Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon. I felt like I could take more breaks and it wasn’t a big deal, when really, I wish I hadn’t taken as many breaks. I did, however, get more reading time in for this readathon than I did for the last Dewey’s, so that’s a good thing. Maybe it just felt like I didn’t do as much because it was more spread out? I don’t know. Either way, I plan on participating again, and trying to spend much more time reading next time. And I also would like to spend a bit more time on social media, interacting with other participants and visiting their blogs. I just didn’t get around to any of that this time.

Overall, it was a fun time, but readathons really are hard work, you guys! 


Did you participate in the 24 in 48 readathon? Let me know and I’ll try to stop by your blog!


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