So my first ever readathon is now finished. I managed to get a good chunk of reading done, although not quite as much as I had hoped. I read about 260 pages of Tender is the Night yesterday and finished it off in bed this morning. It was a very good book, but boy is it miserable. When I read The Great Gatsby, I felt like there was emotional detachment all the way through, but that's not the case with Tender is the Night; there's so much raw pain in it's pages. I'm glad that I read it, and reading it over the course of a day and a bit (normally it would take me about a week) enabled me to get right into the book and experience it more fully. There'll be a review to follow in the next few days.
- What book(s) did you read during the event? Just Tender is the Night by F Scott FItzgerald.
- What book(s) did you finish? Technically none, as I finished this morning (Jan 6th).
- What did you like about our event? I enjoyed visiting other blogs and finding some great new blogs to follow. I loved the social aspect of reading together and being able to read guilt-free, putting everything else aside for the day.
- Do you have suggestions for future Readathons through The Classics Club? Maybe extend the event over a whole weekend?
- Would you participate in future Readathons? Definitely!
Whilst I didn't quite reach my reading goals, I'm pleased with the amount of reading I managed.
How did you get on?