I kinda failed this year’s Readathon. Heh. Things were all set up for me with the kids gone, but y’all, my reading mood is just not there these days! I started my day by trying and culling three books: Stalking Jack the Ripper, City of Masks, and Change Your Schedule Change Your Life. Then I finally started both an audiobook (Red Sister) and physical book (Since We Fell) that I enjoyed. Unfortunately, I just don’t think I’m cut out for Readathon anymore. As I sat around and read all day, I just started to get tired, and stressed about the stuff I wasn’t doing. So it was a good thing I got the text that gave me a break.
A college friend, Nicolette, was in town this weekend. She and I haven’t seen each other since 2006, and before that, we hadn’t seen each other since around with Morrigan was born. We’ve kept in contact mostly via social media, so I wasn’t going to miss this opportunity to get together with her for an early dinner. My Readathon essentially ended around 4pm. I spent three hours out with Nikki and her boyfriend, which was an amazing time. I posted the following picture – my favorite of the four we took – on one of my RaT updates, but I’ve got to post it again here, because it’s just awesome!
That dinner date made my night. Afterwards, I got home, finished Since We Fell (only had about 70 pages left anyway), and then greeted Jason and Morrigan as they finally made it home from Kansas. After that, I was just done for the evening. Instead of moving on to more books, I hung out with them, watched Trading Spaces, learned all about KU, and eventually went to bed.
Today, I’m stressed! I have to catch up on all the stuff I missed, because I really don’t like missing stuff, heh. I’ll be fine, but honestly, I think this may be my last Readathon. Perhaps next time I’ll participate in another capacity, hosting a mini-challenge or donating prizes or cheering others. I still want to be involved, but I think my reading brain has gone a route different from the way I used to do Readathon, and it’s time for me to accept that and let it go. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy myself, because I did – I love this event and the nostalgia that I have about it. I’m glad I signed up. I just think I’ll sign up differently next time!