I'm just now recovering from my book/blogging hangover, but it was totally worth it. The next readathon is set for October 12, and I may have already put it in my Google calendar.
As this was my first readathon, there are things I'll do differently next time. Like what, you ask? I'LL TELL YA!
- As my kindly father pointed out, I need more snacks with energy-to-the-brain potential. Energy drinks, chocolate covered espresso beans,
- Moranthology, a collection of article hilarity by Caitlin Moran, was just the right kind of book for a readathon. My excitement about it waned a bit by the end, though. Could be better to read a couple of pieces from a book like that (sideeyes Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls) between novels.
- Less spammy. I felt distinctly guilty about posting so much by hour 19, so in October I'll do one post with many updates. Also, probably not as many updates. Maybe multiple posts but fewer updates. Maybe I'm not sure on this one yet.
- Audio books. I'd like to have an audio book (probably Bossypants by everyone's favourite Tina) on hand to listen to on a walk and while knitting or crocheting in the middle there, just to break things up. (Side note: must learn to knit or crochet by October.)
Whatever I do, I'mma stick to the Humour + Horror + Young Adult formula, because that worked like bangarang.
What about you guys? How'd it go? Have you recovered yet?