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?