Top Angel Books:
Here are some of my angel books I’ve read! In order:
- Clockwork Angel
- Hush, Hush
- City of Bones
- Blue Bloods (I think there was an angel element)
Angel books I want to read:
- Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
- Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
- Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
- Immortal City by Scott Speer
- Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
- Strange Angels by Lily St. Crow
- Mercy by Rebecca Lim
- Angel by L. A Weatherly
Babbling with Bookcomet
This week I’m going to be talking about…
If you’ve followed me for a while you might know that I LOVE readathons. They can get you to read, bring you out of a reading slump (or put you in one if you’re not careful), there are challenges and it sounds impressive if you’re talking to someone and when they ask what you’re doing and you say a readathon.
I participated in a fair few readathons, all ranging different lengths, and I can honestly say I like 4 – 5 days is my ideal time frame.
And why, you ask?
Ok, here is the problem with 24 hour readathons: they’re 24 hours. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to do one one day but the last time I came across a 24 hour readathon (the famous Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon) I got way too caught up doing the challenges and didn’t spend enough time reading. Plus something always seems to prevent you from reading.
My advice to you or a future me if you ever decide to participate in a 24 hour readathon: pick shorter books. Trust me, deciding to read Insurgent by Veronica Roth wasn’t my best decision. I had it as a review copy on my Kindle and I already read slow on that when a book is more than 300 pages. I think I just sort of deflate when I see the progress bar not moving click after click.
So that rules out 24 hour readathons as my ideal length. On to longer than 5 days. I find 5 days to be a long time to be pressured by reading, let alone more than that. I did a month long readathon once and that didn’t go too badly because I didn’t feel as pressured but I kind of began to lose interest.
2 – 3 day readathons are ok (3 better than 2) but I feel they are a little short, especially if something comes up.
So really, I go for readathons that 4 days long. In fact, my first ever readathon was 4 days long and I loved it. I kept interest, still had a life, remained enthusiastic AND read 4 and a half books. That was a pretty good effort for me then (that readathon wasn’t that long ago but I do read faster now) and it was definitely my favourite readathon.
Having said all that, I don’t think it will be long before I am participating in readathons again. Actually I know it won’t *hint, hint*.
So what do you guys think? How long would your ideal readathon be?
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