So Basically… I’m exhausted, or 24in48 Readathon Wrap-Up Post

Well, dear readers. We did it. I say “we” because a good number of you were with me throughout most of the 24in48 journey, and for that I’m pretty darn grateful.

I’ve now put roughly 48 hours between me and the readathon, I gone to work, I’ve watched a lot of The Great British Baking Show, and I think I’m recovered enough to reflect and wrap up.

It was definitely an experience. I mean I went into this assuming I would cop out around hour 12 and be proud that I made it that far. But somehow (I’m going to say that it was the much needed boost I got from reading Moxie) I managed to read for 24+ plus hours. Which is pretty cool. I read six books in the equivalent of one day. I managed to live blog pretty much the whole thing AND I won the Hour 42 challenge!

Before I close this chapter for good, I’ve got a few reflections:

Best Book I Read: A Million Junes by Emily Henry This book was so good and such a surprise. I cried ugly tears and hugged the book to my chest when it was over. Loved it.

Worst Book I Read: Universal Harvester by John Darnielle ugh… this book. I was so excited to read it! It had such a cool premise! But it was SOOOO boring! I just ugh… so bad.

Favorite Book I Read: Moxie by Jennifer Matheiu THIS BOOK! This book excited me so much as I read it. I listened to Riot Grrrl music and wanted to smash the patriarchy from start to finish. It’s not perfect, it isn’t as intersectional in its feminism as I’d like it to be. But I really liked reading it.

Highlight: All the awesome support from the online book community! It was amazing! 

Highlight 2: Finishing my 4th book and realizing I was kind of crushing it.

Lowlight: Losing my entire clock at 19:50 hours…I legit cried.

Lowlight 2: Being bit by a f@*#ing spider! BTW it still itches sooooo bad.

I had so much fun! Bonus, I earned my book buying ban relief day! I’ll share what I got when they arrive from Amazon.

I will totally do this again.


24 Hour Magic!

I DID IT!!! I finished the #24in48 readathon!!!!!

I will have a full breakdown/wrapup tomorrow… because I’m very sleepy, and I still have to finish Girls Made of Snow and Glass.

But in this brief moment of rest, I CELEBRATE!!!!

Moxie Girls Fight Back!

I just finished Moxie by Jennifer Matheiu and IT IS SO GOOD!

I’ll be doing a full review later this week. But ugh it is so good! I can’t wait for people to start reading this book!

Speaking of fighting back…

I’m still pushing on despite my loss of my official clock…

I’ve got roughly 2 and a half hours left to go. I won’t be able to start and finish a whole book in that time, so I’m going to try to finish my eARC of Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust.

See you on the other side!

Day 2: The Home Stretch.

I have EIGHT HOURS to go!

I’m breaking from my original TBR and am going to kick today off with the e-ARC of Moxie by Jennifer Matheiu that NetGalley sent me.

I’ve read too much about murder and violence this readathon… I had nightmares…weird nightmares.

See you in a bit!

Ooooohh We’re (Almost) Halfway There! 

I just finished Universal Harvester… it’s the shortest book I’ve read so far and it took me almost as long as the others! It was a messy, confusing, meandering dud of a book. I’m so happy that I’m finished with it.

I’m taking a 30 minute rest then on Agatha Christie’s The Body in the Library!

#24in48 Questions

Part of participating in the readathon is filling out a survey before the midway point… so that’s what’s happening before I dive into Universal Harvester by John Darnielle.

1. In the comfort of my home in Crystal Lake Illinois 

2. Nope, my schedule never allowed it before 

3. Litsy

4. I was really pumped for Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore but it ended up disappointing me.

5. I’m an LTA at a public library, I’m a Ravenclaw, and I work semiprofessionally in theatre…I’ll be directing my first play in in January 2018

6. Here, obviously. On Instagram @thegirlinthegarret and Litsy @KatyAliceReads