Jul 31, 2014

ReReadathon + Shelf Sweeper: That's All, Folks

It's the end of July, and that unfortunately means it's the end of ReReadathon and Shelf Sweeper, cohosted by Shae Has Left the Room and myself! (See my week one post here.) Now, let's wrap it up!

As you can see from Shae's conclusion post for RRSS, she had a very successful reading run this month (sixteen books!). Me, on the other hand...Well, I totally fell short. While my initial reading list was twenty-two books (which I knew was a little too much to get done), I thought I'd at least get a good chunk read. Here's what I did read (and am reading):

-Wounded by Stephen Cole (Reread)
-Prey by Stephen Cole (Reread)
-Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Reread/Skim)
-New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Reread/Skim)
-Resurrection by Stephen Cole (Reread/Currently Reading)
-Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Shelf Sweep/Currently Reading)

Part of the problem was that I fell into a bit of a book slump (what is it with summer?!), and just did not always feel like reading, especially when I felt like I had to, you know? Plus, I was kind of busy. (I went to a baby shower, bridal shower, and funeral this month.) So it was really a FAIL, especially as a cohost.

BUT. This was also a learning experience. When it comes to readathons, I need to not worry about having to get books read, but I also need to pace myself, tell myself to just read, and not set outlandish goals. And most importantly, HAVE FUN! This isn't a homework assignment. (And also, stop procrastinating on the computer, this isn't school.) 

I hope to take all this with me as I prepare to dive into ARC August, and I hope you learned something from this too, whether it's pacing or that rereading that book made you love it even more (or less!).

If you participated in ReReadathon and Shelf Sweeper, THANK YOU. I hope you got lots of books read and reread! And be sure to send (or tweet, @ShaelynCherie) a big thanks to Shae, who started all this.

In the meantime, finish up your RRSS reading, then make sure you're on the linky because that's how we'll pick the giveaway winner!

And now, go on and read--because I know that you, like me, have a reading list that never, ever ends.

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