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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
"Seven Ways We Lie" by Riley Redgate
"The Best Possible Answer" by E. Katherine Kottaras
"You're Welcome, Universe" by Whitney Gardner
"Coming Up for Air? (Hundred Oaks) by Miranda Kenneally
"Shuffle, Repeat" by Jen Klein
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!