It doesn’t matter how much you read, it matters if you’ve had fun. This was my first ever 24 hour reading challenge and I had a blast! I’m a slow reader and given to re-reading paragraphs over and over again if I enjoy them. It was weird to race through the book and not keep going back to previous pages. Here’s how I spent my 24 hours:
(In my time zone, the challenge began at 5:30 PM on Saturday)
Saturday morning: I began reading The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (from page 400-ish) to get a head start. It has a total of 735 pages in my mass paperback edition.
5:30 PM: The challenge begins and where am I, you ask? I’m at my friend’s place getting progressively tipsier. Great.
6:30 PM: I get home and begin to read The Other Boleyn Girl… or do I?
8:00 PM: Oops, I just spend all my time on YouTube watching Graham Norton episodes. I officially start reading now, I promise!
9:00 PM: On page 500 now. The plot is monotonous as hell…
9:30 PM: I have a little dinner: delicious Thai green curry and rice. I continue reading while enjoying a cup of flavoured yoghurt.
12:00 AM: Some painfully slow reading continues (on page 544) and I’m tired so I go to bed!
8:00 AM: I wake up and talk to my beau. The reading can wait!
8:30 AM: I start reading The Other Boleyn Girl again.
9:30 AM: Page 560. The plot is finally progressing and getting more fast paced.
11:30 AM: Page 640.
12:30 -1:30 PM: A glorious nap is taken. Later, lunch and a break!
3:30 PM: Page 680
4:30 PM: I finish reading my novel (I’ll link my review for this soon). I start with Last Sext by Melissa Broder, a short poetry collection.
5:15-ish PM: I finish the poetry book. Feeling confused but being glad to have understood and enjoyed a handful of poems.
Fin. Thanks for reading!