5 TIPS ON READATHONING TO THE MAX // I give you all the advice because I’m a pro???

Hey guys! I’m a bit stressed at the moment and so naturally, I am procrastinating writing all my assignments and pretending my real life isn’t happening by talking to you lot! And today I am trying to give you guys some readathon advice since we have so many coming up in the back end of the year!

Remember the Mate-A-Thon is happening from the 12th to the 19th of October!

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1 GET AS MUCH SLEEP AS POSSIBLE

This goes for all of life in general, but for readathon especially! If you have the chance, try to get as much sleep the day or two before the readathon starts, this way you are more prepared for when you might lose a few hours in your schedule!

If you’re doing a readathon that goes longer than 24 hours, this is especially important – try to fit in a nap whenever you’re not reading, working or at school!

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2 BUDDY-READ

If you’re doing a week-long or month-long readathon a really fun and helpful thing to do is to buddy-read a book with an irl friend or a blogger friend.

Buddy reading is really fun ad a great way to dive deeper into a book and get to know your friends better. Buddy reading is also a great way to break up your schedule and it also getsΒ your mind working/ socialising.

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3 READ SHORT BOOKS

Depending on how long your readathon goes for, you are going to lose steam eventually. Whether you’re reading for a week or 24 hours readathons are pretty stressful and time-consuming. Therefore, reading short books is a great way to keep up your motivation and excitement levels and a better way to make sure you are reading different types of stories!

200 or fewer pages is a pretty good goal but, depending on how fast you read and how much you’re enjoying the book 300+ is a good page goal too!

I recommend:

You can check out my Readathon Recommendations Shelf on Goodreads if you’re looking for more book to put on your next tbr! [link]

4 DON’T: OVER-STACK YOUR TBR – DO: MOOD READ

Try not to marry yourself to your tbr or make your tbr too ahead of time because it’s usually a disaster. If you make your tbr the night before or a few days before then you’re more inclined to be excited about the books. Whereas, if you make it the month before it’s entirely possible that you’ll be sick of the books or not want to read them by the time the readathon rolls around!

From what I’ve found having a massive or too big tbr is also just an easy way to stress yourself out and it just annoys me when I don’t finish every book.

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5 BE PREPARED

The top 4 things to prepare pre-readathon are:

  • Food
  • Work/School
  • Sleep
  • Friends

I made sleep it’s own point but, food and other stuff is pretty important too! You should try to prepare your food as much as possible for your readathon: have meals planned or buy pre-made meals: you do you, but I’ve found if I already have meals prepared in the fridge or I’m not the one cooking, I have a lot more time to read.

Side note: If you like listening to audiobooks, cooking is a great time to get some extra listening time in!

Also, a big tip is to try and avoid outings or work and school if it’s just a week-long, obviously that’s hard to avoid in a month-long readathon or over a longer period of time! Just try your hardest to have scheduled reading time!

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DO YO DO READATHONS?

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER ADVICE?

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14 thoughts on “5 TIPS ON READATHONING TO THE MAX // I give you all the advice because I’m a pro???

  1. I feel like I’m the only book blogger that never participates in a readathon *nervous laugh*. As much I as I would love to take part in one, I just can’t find the time. And now that school’s getting busier and busier, I think I MAY try to squeeze some time out during the long holidays to try a readathon! (So that I can catch up with my TBR)

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    1. Haha, don’t worry about it, there are plenty of people who don’t do readathons. I don’t think I’ve done one in months.

      I totally understand that and I’ve had the same issue this month! Luckily, there are a bunch of readathons basically every month! Holiday readathons are so helpful, especially towards the end of the year!

      Good luck! ❀

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    1. Haha, thank you, I’m glad you think so! ❀ ❀
      I always either overstack my tbr and put not enough books in my pile! I’m definitely working on it though because I think it’s important to take off as much pressure as possible!

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  2. this is such a fantastic post bc i LOVE participating in readathons and all these tips are spot on. ESPECIALLY the LIST OF SHORT BOOKS, SO HANDY THANKS FOR THAT

    excellent post!

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