DO READATHONS ACTUALLY HELP WITH READING?

Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with another discussion on my blog and I’m talking about whether or not readathons actually help us with reading books. Does participating in readathons frequently (or, at all) help increase the rate at which we read a book, or is it just a lot of hype and stress for a normal or mediocre result?

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HOW MUCH DO WE READ WHEN WE READATHON?

So, do we actually read more books when we participate in a readathon? I know that I’m pretty crap at 24 hour readathons and 3 week – month long readathons. But, I am pretty good at week-long readathons. I find that for me, I get burnt out after roughly a week but, during that week I do read quite a few books, and definitely, more than I would have read without the motivation from the readathon.

Also, it just depends on which type of reader you are. Readathons aren’t for everyone, and some people really excel at 24 hour readathons and will read thousands of pages. Whereas, others excel more so over a longer period of time and will use the pressure of the readathon to help propel them forwards.

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THE PROS AND CONS OF READATHONS?

THE PROS

•The motivation to read that comes along with joining a readathon can increase the rate at which you read books.

•Helps with your reading challenge

•Gives you a motivation to read

•Having others do the readathon with you, gives you so much support and makes it so much more fun! The community can be at it’s best when there’s a readathon going on!

THE CONS

•There is suddenly so much pressure to read!

•It’s so stressful! Why am I not reading fast enough? Am I in a slump? What should I read next? But, they’ve read more than me! I’m reading so so slowly!

•The story doesn’t always sink in if the readathon is really short and you’re reading a bunch of other books

•Readathons don’t always help you to read more, sometimes they just make you stressed and tired.

•Month-long/lengthy readathons can cause reading slumps

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DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN READATHONS?

DO READATHONS HELP YOU WITH READING?

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