Babbling with Bookcomet (3#) and Advent Calendar Day 7

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Top Angel Books:

Here are some of my angel books I’ve read! In order:

  • Clockwork AngelClockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
  • Hush, HushHush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
  • FallenFallen (Fallen, #1)
  • City of BonesCity of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
  • Blue Bloods (I think there was an angel element)Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)
  • UnearthlyUnearthly (Unearthly, #1)

Angel books I want to read:

  • Halo by Alexandra AdornettoHalo (Halo, #1)
  • Angelfire by Courtney Allison MoultonAngelfire (Angelfire, #1)
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini TaylorDaughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
  • Embrace by Jessica ShirvingtonEmbrace (The Violet Eden Chapters, #1)
  • Immortal City by Scott SpeerImmortal City (Immortal City, #1)
  • Sweet Evil by Wendy HigginsSweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)
  • Strange Angels by Lily St. CrowStrange Angels (Strange Angels, #1)
  • Mercy by Rebecca LimMercy (Mercy, #1)
  • Angel by L. A WeatherlyAngel (Angel, #1)

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Babbling with Bookcomet

 

This week I’m going to be talking about…

READATHONS!

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?

 

 

 

*Not all of the images in this post are my own (eg. book covers). For full image credits, please visit my image credit page

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One thought on “Babbling with Bookcomet (3#) and Advent Calendar Day 7

  1. Gayatri says:

    I love reading angel books. They are one of the factors I turned towards Paranormal and Fantasy genre books! Although I am not a fan of the Fallen series.
    I have never participated in Readathons but have been meaning to. Its just that I can’t complete reading books on a deadline. Too much stress.
    Enticed by Books is hosting an awesome readathon this month.

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