Low-Key Readathon + BookTube Giveaway!

Hello Loves!

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Today, I posted my first ever readathon over on my YouTube channel. By not stressing myself out for my low-key readathon, I read **a lot**. By the end of the day, I read over 1,000 pages. If I am being completely honest, I surprised myself. I didn't expect to have read that much.

What I Learned from My Readathon...

1. Choose your books in advance.

Knowing what books I wanted to read, allowed me to focus on my end goal. I knew what was on my tbr and I just kept moving right along. I didn't spend time looking over my bookshelves (in between books) trying to determine what to read next, I already knew. I chose (for the readathon) books that I *really* wanted to read. I was highly motivated to keep reading so that I could get to the next one on my list. 

2. Be open to change.

I had my books pre-selected, but I added one just to mix things up. Much like life, plans change. I find being aware of your emotional state can impact your reading choices. Palette cleansers or something just to break up a pattern of reading can keep your engagement level up. 

3. Reading is for fun. 

Even though I had additional books on my list at the end of the day, I didn't force myself to keep reading. Once I was tired, I knew it was time to take a break. Reading is meant to be an experience unto itself. Being tired may impact the read as well as your perception of the story. Knowing when to take a break and put your tbr list aside is important. 

THE BOOKS I MENTION

"P.S. I Like You" by Kasie West
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25486998-p-s-i-like-you

"Seven Ways We Lie" by Riley Redgate
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26240663-seven-ways-we-lie

"The Best Possible Answer" by E. Katherine Kottaras
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28220719-the-best-possible-answer

"You're Welcome, Universe" by Whitney Gardner
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25701463-you-re-welcome-universe

"Coming Up for Air? (Hundred Oaks) by Miranda Kenneally
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32470593-coming-up-for-air

"Shuffle, Repeat" by Jen Klein
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26067503-shuffle-repeat 

GIVEAWAY INFO!

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Over the last couple of months, a lot of people have subscribed to my YouTube channel. So many, in fact, that I might cry out of happiness. To say thank you, I am giving away a copy of "The Best Possible Answer." If you are a YA reader, be sure to enter. 

Click HERE to enter my giveaway!

Good luck to everyone who enters!