Yesterday was the fifth and final day the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-thon hosted by
I didn’t manage to read a whole lot yesterday. My eldest son had a birthday party to attend and I went with him. It was a roller party and was so much fun! He’s not the most coordinated of children and I was worried how he’d manage to roller blade and stay up-right but he did sooo well, I was really proud of him. It looked like so much fun I even put on a pair of roller blades myself!
After the party we stayed to watch the Olympic flame travelling through the town. The area was so busy and there was a really good atmosphere. My boys loved witnessing the once in a lifetime event.
Once we got home there was just enough time to take our dog for a walk and then go out to my parents-in-law’s house for our regular Sunday dinner. By the time we got home it was time to put the kids to bed and get their school things ready for this morning.
I FINALLY got sat down and wrote my Stacking The Shelves and Giveaway posts and it was almost bedtime for me too.
The ony reading I did was in tiny bursts when I grabbed a few minutes in between doing all the other things. I’d got through most of Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson by the time the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-thon had finished for me., that took me to almost 2 books read in the 5 days.
I’ve really enjoyed my first read-a-thon, and ‘met’ a few nice book bloggers in the process, but I’ve also learnt a few things too.
The first thing is that I need to make sure no one gets sick when it’s read-a-thon time, it seriously hinders reading progress!
The second thing is that I need to steer clear of the snack cupboards! Sitting down in a comfy chair with a bag (or 2!) of cookies is fatal – before you know it the bag is empty, you’re a bit further in your book and your waistline is that little bit bigger!
The third is that even if I don’t meet my read-a-thon target of how many books I want to read it’s not the end of the world as long as I had fun in the process, and I REALLY did!
I can’t wait to do it all over again next time. I’ll be better prepared (with carrot sticks for snacks!) and it goes without saying I’ll have some fantastic books to read.
How was you Wicked Wildfire Read-a-thon experience? Don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know.