Sunday Coffee – Readathon Wrap-up

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!

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7 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Readathon Wrap-up

  1. I do understand. I failed too, but not because I didn’t want to participate. Unfortunately, I had a bad case of tinnitus last night and I couldn’t concentrate on anything. Finally, I just went to bed. At least for you, you were able to meet a college friend.

    So what did you think of Since We Fell? As I recall, I liked it.


  2. Trisha says:

    I miss Readathons but like you I would probably be stressed realizing all the things I was NOT doing…and my to do list is currently longer than I am tall.

    I have Stalking Jack the Ripper on my read soon table but I haven’t picked it up yet.


  3. Michelle says:

    I ended up listening to an audiobook which allowed me to get caught up on all of my outstanding office work (bills and such), some laundry, setting up my bujo for May, and even cross-stitching. I know I could have read faster than the speed at which I listen, but it helped me feel less guilty about reading all day when I could actually get things done. It makes for an easier Sunday too.


    • Amanda says:

      For whatever reason, I can’t seem to get any paperwork-related done while listening to an audiobook. If I need to work on my bujo, pay bills, do blog stuff, etc, I have to shut the audio off! I can do it during exercise, dishes, etc, and I did that, but all the other stuff fell behind instead, heh.

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