The Classics Club has created a fun event to open this year: a 24-hours Readathon! On last Saturday, 56 classics clubbers (if they all could make it) from different parts of the world have read together their classics as if we were gathering in a big room, bringing our books, sitting on a big table and delving into our own choices of classics while from time to time taking a break for some snacks and little chit-chats about our progresses. It had been impossible, let’s say, ten years ago, but now with the blog and social media, it’s not impossible anymore :) Last weekend is the proof, it was our first readathon ever, and it was fun!!
Because of the time difference—I am 12 hours ahead of the standard timezone, I started reading earlier on Saturday than the others (read about it here), but then I decided to stretch the readathon into Sunday evening—o (Delaisse) has been so kind to accompany me :)
And this is my wrap up for the readathon:
Day 1 - Saturday
Start: 06:45 am (p. 121)
End : 09:45 pm (p. 210)
Total page = 90
Day 2 – Sunday
Start: 08:45 am (p. 211)
End : 10:15 pm (p. 307)
Total page = 97
Total pages read during readathon = 187
What book(s) did you read during the event?
What book(s) did you finish?
I haven’t finished it. Actually I did not set any goal to finish anything when I joined the readathon; my goal was to read as much as possible without any distraction. For one reason, The Portrait of A Lady is a slow-reading book; besides that, I must stop after every chapter to write down notes—and often to think about the conflicts too—since I read this book for my The Well-Educated Mind Self-Project. That made my reading progress very slow. But at the end, I’m very satisfied of my achievement; normally I would have read 187 pages in perhaps 5-6 days…
What did you like about our event?
The togetherness :) I feel like I’m a part of a big family (with the same interest! :D)
Do you have suggestions for future Readathons through The Classics Club?
It would be more fun if we stretch the readathon to 48 hours, so we could read the whole weekend!
Would you participate in future Readathons?
Thanks for The Classics Club for ever hosting this!