Hey all, Dani here.
I think the post today is going to be a little shorter than normal. So, the past week I participated in the Make Me Read It Readathon, and the order of my TBR was determined based on the number of votes you lovely readers gave to my options. I’ll have links to the books I’ve finished and reviewed throughout this post.
I started off strong…reading all 6 books in the Scott Pilgrim series on Sunday and about the first half of Monday. That meant my next book was The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova. Now, I did read a few chapters of this book, and so far I am enjoying it as much as I did the first one, but I’ll be completely honest, reading it basically felt like a chore. Again, I’ll reiterate that I am enjoying it, but I guess it just wasn’t the book I really wanted to be reading just then.
So I switched off to Matilda by Roald Dahl, a switch that only lasted for the hour to hour-and-a-half that it took me to read the whole book.
At the same time I was trying to push ahead with my readathon TBR, so I was listening to the audiobook for The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. I figured I could listen to it while doing chores around the apartment or during my ten minute commute to work. So over the course of the week I’ve listened to about 7 hours of the audiobook and have about 14 hours left to go. It’s not as much progress as I would like, but it’s something.
I did also manage to finish reading the Sandman series. So I read Volumes 7-10.
Oh, and during the week I also finished reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo and wrote up my review for it. That wasn’t on my TBR so I shouldn’t exactly count it for this readathon, but it still was reading I accomplished during the week, so I’m actually going to count it.
Finally I also read an ARC for Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone. That review will be up tomorrow.
I consider it a fairly productive week of reading. I finished 13 books in the week, and made progress in two other books. I’m happy with that, though part of me is starting to worry that pushing myself to keep up this crazy reading schedule is going to lead to reader/blogger burnout soon. Though I have enough plans and idea to literally have a post every day for the next couple months, I think I’m going to have to scale back a tiny bit, so for right now I’m going to give myself a couple days off each week…most likely those will be the weekends.
That’s also why I’m probably going to hold off on finishing the new Elise Kova book for now. I have some ARC reviews that I need to be sure I finish, and I want to make sure the bonus books I’m reading during the month are the ones my bookish heart truly wants to be reading.
I do hope to finish the audiobook of The Black Prism by the end of the month, though. We’ll just see what happens.
All right everyone, so let me know down below how your readathon went if you participated, or if you didn’t, let me know if there’s a great book you’ve finished recently.