Off Tangent Thoughts (OTT) is a bi-monthly meme run by Charvi @NotJustFiction were bloggers express their tangential thoughts on different topics.
This fortnight’s theme is:
Thoughts I have during readathons
Check out Charvi’s post here! I’ve missed the last couple of weeks of OTT (bad Kate), but I’m taking part in Indian Lit Readathon this weekend so I knew I had to do this week’s topic!
Oh I really shouldn’t take part in another readathon, I have so many books to read that don’t fit with the theme.
I reeeeeally shouldn’t.
OK, I’m doing it.
Yes, time to choose a TBR! I love this part. Oh wait, I’ve got too many books I could pick from, let’s ask Twitter to help narrow it down.
*creates a Twitter poll*
*Twitter poll ends* OK, they chose X but I actually now want to read Y??? So, I guess I’m going to ignore the results and go with Y. Whoops.
Alright, that’s the TBR set. I’ll start in earnest at midnight.
*Midnight arrives* I’m so tired. I’ll read a chapter then go to bed.
*reads 3 pages and falls asleep*
*wakes up next morning* Why am I like this.
OK, it’s a new day, I can read lots today.
*reads for an hour* This is good, I’m making progress on my first book!
*does chores, goes to the library, goes running*
Wow, how is it the end of the first day already?!
I’ve read 70 pages. I’m totally failing this readathon.
OK, I’ll make sure I read more tomorrow.
*finishes an actual book the next day* Oh yeah, this is more like it. I’m on a roll now and I need to keep this up.
I’ll take part in some Twitter sprints, that will keep me reading.
*finishes another book* I’m totally winning this readathon, I’m unstoppable, invincible, an actual god.
*doesn’t finish any more books*
OK, well I tried.
All things considered, I didn’t do too badly; I finished a couple of books, took part in Twitter sprints, and still got the chores done I needed to this weekend. I’d call that a success!
Wait, I need to write my wrap-up.
Do you take part in readathons? What do you think about when doing them?
2 thoughts on “Off Tangent Thoughts // Thoughts I have during readathons”
OMG going opposite of the twitter poll results is SO ME.
I love your post! And yess you didn’t do bad at all considering you were able to finish 2 books 🙂