It’s early. A bit too early for a Saturday morning after a few long days. But I woke up, thought of the readathon and started putting together a small To-be-read pile.

Here for the opening survey:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The Netherlands, in my own apartment in the middle of the country.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I have a graphic novel Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins. I am very interested in that one.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I am Rianne, 25 years old and I live in the Netherlands. I like reading, but I also like writing stories.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
Less stress, more fun! I thought of participating on a whim, so I don’t want to stress myself about not reading enough. Just read more than normally.

On my TBR are: Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins, The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan and The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.


And we are almost halfway done! I have not read the whole time, but I did finish my first book! I read De Appeltaart van Hoop of The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. It is a very interesting book about hurt, suicide, feelings, hate and love. It is a very good book, written for children from an age of 12. I am a bit older, but I really enjoyed the book. I at least got fuzzy feelings from the book. I really recommend it.

Because we’re halfway it is time for the mid-event survey.

1. What are you reading right now?
I just finished The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
2. How many books have you read so far?
Just one, but I hope to at least add one book to that pile before the event ends.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Still Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Oh it was a lazy morning so my bed was really nice. Also it is way too hot here, so I am moving around a lot to find the least warm spots.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I just enjoy reading and I don’t need all the stuff on websites and such. I want to look into Twitter to see what is happening there, but I really enjoy the books I am reading.

Now I will have a little break, some lunch and then I will start reading The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan. I will enjoy that book. I already know, because I have read it before and the books by Rick Riordan are always a warm bath. See you later!

A while later…

So now it’s the next day. Whoops. I have read a bit more. I came until about 25% of The Throne of Fire when I decided that I didn’t want to read anymore. Not that I didn’t like the book, but I wanted to do something else with my evening. And that was alright by me. I mean, I can read other times.

It was also because I wasn’t that well prepared. I had my boyfriend over and I wanted to give him some attention. Also I wanted to prepare somewhat more mentally next time so I can dedicate more time to reading. So it’s okay. I have read more than I would have done normally, so that is a win anyway! And now for the ending survey:

Closing Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall?
    Yeah, maybe less than I wanted, but I read 1,25 more books than I would have done without, so it’s enough.
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
    I didn’t have a strategy. Maybe next time I would want to plan more ahead. Get some more snacks. Think more about my time management.
  3. What was your favorite snack?
    Maltesers? Those were really nice.
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!
    I think I don’t have enough dedication to be a volunteer. But it’s very interesting to do some time in the future.

So that was it for this readathon. It was fun and maybe I will read more next time and maybe not. We’ll see.