Read-a-thons are extremely tempting for me. I love the whole social aspect of it, plus getting some serious reading done. Yet… I seem to fail epically at them.
I’ve participated in two read-a-thons in the past and I experienced them quite differently. The first one was the Classics Club Read-a-thon and I enjoyed it! I loved chatting with other participants. But it was a 24-hour read-a-thon and I just can’t live without sleep haha. So I gave up halfway and went to sleep and didn’t get that much reading done.
The other read-a-thon was the famous Bout of Books read-a-thon. I loved that it was a week long, but it was too massive for me. There were so many participants that I felt like I couldn’t connect with the other participants. The Twitter party? Awful (sorry). So yes, overall this read-a-thon for me was not a success…
Despite the previous ‘failures’, I’d definitely participate again. I’d love to participate in another 24-hour one and see if I can actually make it (prognosis: lol no). But more ideally it’d be another week long one with a small group of bloggers. My goal would be the same as always: connect with other readers, and read more than normal. I also like to set some specific goals, like “finally finish this book that I’ve been having a hard time finishing”, or “read a bunch of books for x challenge”.
Anyone’s doing a read-a-thon any time soon? 😉