Over the weekend, I took part in the Dog Days of Summer Readathon, hosted by the fabulous Estella Society. It was a forty-eight hour readathon and whilst I did read more than usual, I didn't read solidly through the daylight hours. However, I'm pleased that I managed to start and finish two books, both of which were from the stack of books I had wanted to read at the beginning of the challenge. Both were also books I already owned, which is awesome as that's another two off the TBR!
I read The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan first, the final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It's 381 action-packed pages and took all of Saturday and half of Sunday to read, off and on. It was a great pick for a readathon as it's pacy and a very quick read for the page count, meaning I felt like I was making excellent progress. I've loved the whole Percy Jackson series, and The Last Olympian was a fitting ending.
I finished The Last Olympian early on Sunday afternoon and decided to try to read another whole book by the end of the day. French Milk was a good choice, as it's a graphic novel/travelogue recounting the author's experiences living in France for six weeks with her mother. I was expecting to like this book but actually I connected with it in a much deeper way than I thought I would. I can't wait to pick up Relish, as soon as possible.
In total, I finished two books with a total of 574 pages. More importantly, I enjoyed both books and had a blast reading much more than I usually would.
Thanks to all at The Estella Society for hosting the readathon, it was a great way to spend a weekend.