At The End Of Dewey’s Readathon: 4/23/2016

Guys. GUYS. We did it. WE FUCKING DID IT. 24 GODDAMN hours later, I AM STILL AWAKE. Woo! A quick data rundown:

Books completed:

  1. Margaret The First by Danielle Dutton
  2. The Sorrow Proper by Lindsey Drager
  3. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
  4. Study Hall Of Justice (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #1) by Derek Fridolfs, Dustin Nguyen (illustrations)
  5. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  6. Ramona The Pest by Beverly Cleary
  7. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (on audio)

Currently reading:

  1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman (on audio, about 75% done)
  2. The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami (literally only one chapter in though)
  3. The Bad-Ass Librarians Of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer (on audio)

Reading time: 21:05:39

Page count: approx. 2035

Guys, this readathon has been a fabulous experience. Definitely had stamina issues, whined about being tired, and listened to audiobooks for the better part of the last 8 hours, but I don’t regret staying up for 24 hours at all (actually, I don’t know how I feel about that yet. I’ve been book delirious since midnight). The mini-challenges were great, even though I didn’t participate in all of them, I did win one (it was one of the earlier ones, I just didn’t notice until 4 a.m.). They were so creative!

Props to all of the hosts: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, the Readathon website, and all of the mini-challenges. Fantastic way to harness the bookish community.

Cheerleaders: You guys did good. GIFs on POINT. Ridiculously impressive. Team Penguin, you guys were trailblazers!


That’s all I’ve got, mostly because I am ready to go the fuck to bed. Hope everyone enjoyed this edition of Readathon! See y’all in October, mark your calendars! As for now, goodnight!

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Author: Janani @ The Shrinkette

Speed reading aficionado. Unapologetic book pusher. Point me to the nearest bookshelf. My blog is dedicated exclusively to supporting and promoting marginalized voices. Pronouns: They/them

12 thoughts on “At The End Of Dewey’s Readathon: 4/23/2016”

  1. I’m super impressed with the number of books you read and that you stayed up the whole 24 hours! Nice!! Sounds like you read some really good ones too–I really need to pick up The Vegetarian!

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  2. You did amazing! I can’t get over how you managed to read all of those books! I only managed to complete both an e-book & an audiobook, both of which I had already started. Great Jog!

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  3. You kept me going this Readathon, Janani! (Well, the 16.5 hours of it I was awake for.) I am looking forward to having a definite partner in Readathon Snapchat crime in October.

    I’m glad you had so much fun, won a prize, and got a butt-ton of reading done! NOW GET TO BED!

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  4. Congratulations on the successful readathon! I 100% don’t know how any of you did it. I am such an old person with the attention span of a fruit fly. You read a few of the books that have slowly been inching their way to the top of my TBR pile– What is Not Yours is Not Yours and The Vegetarian. I hope you enjoyed them/can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them!

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