I Suck At Readathons! (But That’s Okay)

Hello friends,

I’m sure you can’t guess what I’m going to talk about in this blog post. Just kidding. I’m going to talk about Readathons and how I am very, very bad at them.

If you haven’t heard of a readathon it is basically a challenge that can span from a weekend to a week to an entire month. These readathons usually have a certain theme or prompts of which books to read.

I have seen a lot of them lately. There are a bunch from weekend long to month long and I have thought about joining them. I have even said to myself on a few occassions that I would participate in a readathon. I’d even go so far as picking out a TBR, knowing that I’m not good at TBRs.

So, if you haven’t guessed already, I have never been successful in a readathon. I usually try to do them to jump start my reading when I have been feeling a bit slumpy, and they do help, but never as much as I hope they would.

The thing is, it’s totally okay not to succeed in a readathon. I know a lot of people in the book community feel bad about “failing” a readathon, but I try not to think of it that way. Yes, readathons give you a reading goal t achieve, but reading is supposed to be fun. It’s supposed to be relaxing and something we do to unwind or escape for a little while. Doing a readathon is great to get you back into writing, but it does not have to be something that makes you feel guilty or say you are a bad reader for not completing your goals.

So, I will continue to join readathons when I feel like it and I won’t feel bad about not completing all the goals I set out for myself.

Do you participate in readathons? How do you feel when you don’t complete the goals?

Keep reading,
Alex

One thought on “I Suck At Readathons! (But That’s Okay)

  1. kylieandrade

    As of yet I have not completed in a readathon, although it sounds like an interesting experience as an outsider. I have though given myself reading goals to accomplish and find that helps just as much. Say, last Summer I wanted to read five books and I managed to succeed at that, other than that it’s at my own pace and leisure.

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