Hey guys, so the Crackdown Readathon started on the 9th and today you’re coming along with me during the readathon!
Here are my live updates during the readathon!
Remember, if it’s in red, it’s a link!
This readathon focuses on series so hopefully, I’ll be able to do well. I have been doing pretty well with reading series so far this year and I would like to keep that trend going this month and I think this readathon will really help!
MY READATHON TBR
THE HAMMER OF THOR / SHIP OF THE DEAD / RENEGADES / SILVER SURFER VOL 5 / ALEX + ADA VOL 2
MY GAME PLAN
- The Hammer of Thor – 471 pages
- Ship of The Dead – 423 pages
- Renegades – 556 pages
- Silver Surfer – 176 pages
- Alex + Ada – 128 pages
I have the audiobooks of the last two Magnus Chase books in my Audible account so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get to them since I read book 1 last year and loved it!
Since this is a 10-day readathon I also have 2 comics on my list, though I will probably read more than 2! Also, I currently have Renegades on hold at the library which I hope to read last if I have extra time after finishing Magnus Chase.
FEB 09th 12:01 AM
I’m going to start this readathon properly and finally start a readathon at the beginning! I’ve got my Magnus Chase & The Hammer of Thor audiobook on and I’m going to make some coffee!
CAFFEINE COUNTER: i
I have almost been reading for a full hour, and I officially love this series. Riordan is really succeeding in making his books more diverse. We just got introduced to Alex Fierro – a transgender and gender fluid character. There is also a deaf character and a Muslim character.
I’m only on chapter 11 of Hammer of Thor but I’m pretty tired so I think I’ll finish my coffee and go to bed. (I ended getting to page 100 before going to sleep)
Okay, so technically I woke up at 9am but I’ve been reading so… sorry?
So far I am 165 pages in and loving Magnus Chase! My favourite is, of course, Hearthstone!
Time to do some errands! I’ve got to go all the way across town to hand in some paperwork and then I’m going to pick up my brothers from school. Fridays are usually pretty busy days for me so I don’t know how much I will actually get read today.
Okay, so I’m back. I’ve run my errands and bought some groceries (bread, milk…etc.)
I have also just made my dinner (a thick berry smoothie) which tasted pretty good tbh.
I’m getting a bit tired at this point so I think I’m going to continue reading the book but I think I’ll play Spider-Man Homecoming in the background.
CAFFEINE COUNTER: ii
THIS MOVIE IS BOMB AND I’M HAVING FEELINGS
Currently: 366 pages in, out of 472
FEB 10th 10:30 AM
I’ve technically been awake for a few hours but I thought I would give myself a few hours to make breakfast and relax before I got stuck into reading for the day.
I am really enjoying this so far and I’m really enjoying the character Alex Fierro! So far I’m roughly 30 chapters in and pretty sure I can finish this one tonight!
CAFFEINE COUNTER: iii
I just finished The Ship of The Dead, which I loved!! I think I’m going to read a comic, take a shower and go to bed because guess who has their course at 8am tomorrow! (On a Sunday, who does that??)
FEB 11th 4:00 PM
Okay so I haven’t actually read anything today, which honestly feels pretty weird but I only just finished my course so I think that’s okay.
So I have been in a pool for 6 hours today and I am exhausted so I’m going to bed. See you tomorrow when I will hopefully be more excited about life/ awake and ready to read.
FEB 12th 10:02 PM
And it’s 10pm and I still haven’t read anything. Two whole days of not reading anything, who have I become? (tired and hangry, that’s who)
FEB 13th 10:47
So… (gosh, why does this feel awkward?) it occurred to me this morning that I haven’t really been updating you guys on what I’ve been doing, reading or otherwise.
This morning all I’ve done is watch any booktube videos that have come out this morning, made breakfast (mango smoothie because it’s hot af in my house & raisin toast, though the way I “toast” you can barely call it that) and I’ve also been going through my Feedly and checking out all the new blog posts.
Reading-wise: Yesterday, I was planning on picking up my arc of Ace of Shades but the publisher sent me the wrong book so I think I will give Renegades a go in an hour or two.
Honestly, guys I don’t think I’m feeling the reading game today. I tried to read a page or two of Renegades but I wasn’t feeling it so I think I’ll pick it up in a day or two. I have been feeling like I’m picking up Percy Jackson again though, so I found the audio on YouTube and I think I’ll listen to it and write some blog posts.
Speaking of, is there anything you guys would like me to write?
I am roughly 2 hours into the audiobook and somehow only 6 chapters in. This astounds me, is this what it feels like to listen to a book on normal speed? I do not care for it, but it’s okay because I love Percy Jackson.
FEB 14th 12:18 PM
You guys I am everywhere today. I spent the morning trying to read The Magic Misfits and I think I will try and finish it throughout the week but I really don’t think I’m going to love it. BUTTTT, I also just did the dishwasher and while I was doing that I started listening to The Cruel Prince. Sooo… what am I actually currently reading you may ask?
CR: The Lightning Thief, The Magic Misfits, The Cruel Prince
I also have work at 3 so I think I’ll take The Magic Misfits with me because I usually get there a bit early. But, until then I’ll listen to The Cruel Prince.
Hi! It’s been a minute. I’ve obviously been home from work for a few hours at this point and so far I’ve only gotten 110 pages through The Magic Misfits and so far I’m not too impressed. I think in an hour or two I might go to sleep because I think I got a few too many kicks to the ribs at work today and I’ feeling quite sick at this point.
FEB 15th 11:01 AM
Hey Guys, guess who’s making an effort to update more regularly!
So I only read about 30 pages last night before going to sleep but I have been reading since 9:30 this morning and I’m roughly 170 pages in and I think I’ll be able to finish in an hour or so. I’m definitely feeling a lot better after getting some sleep, which is a relief since I have work again this afternoon – it’s only one class though so I should be able to get some reading in while I wait for my brothers to finish their swim lessons.
Until the next update, I think I’ll snack on some leftover rice and bean and try to finish The Magic MIsfits!
And I’ve finally finished The Magic Misfits and I think I’m going to review this one so you can look forward to my review after this post comes out!
I think I’m also going to do the dishwasher soon and listen to The Cruel Prince while I do that and I might eat some fruit or something because I keep forgetting to eat substantial food.
FEB 16th / FEB 17th / FEB 18th
So… I have not read anything. Not a single thing. I think I’ve just been too stressed about other things and I’ve definitely been sidetracked as the readathon has gone on.
I did go shopping today (18th) so I definitely think I will be able to get back into reading soon because I’m quite excited about the newer books that I bought (it was a 2 for $20 sale, guys I got excited).
While the readathon has not panned out the way I thought it would, I am still happy with what I’ve read. I finished the Magnus Chase trilogy which I’ve been meaning to do, I read my first middle-grade of the year and I started a newly hyped YA book, though I’m not sure how I feel about it yet.
THE HAMMER OF THOR / THE SHIP OF THE DEAD / THE MAGIC MISFITS
THE CRUEL PRINCE / THE LIGHTNING THIEF