Hour 45: The Final Countdown

Whoa, nelly. How did it get to be Hour 45 already? Time flies when you’re having fun, apparently, and we are MOST DEFINITELY having fun, are we not? We’ve got three hours left to the finish line, and you know what that means…

A few important countdown reminders from your hosts:

  1. BREATHE. Move. Stretch. Breathe again. Repeat as needed.
  2. Enjoy yourself — and enjoy that book you’re reading. If you AREN’T enjoying it, put it down! Read something else, go for a walk, give your brain a change of pace/story/language/direction/things to think about for a bit.
  3. This readathon is for you, not anybody else. So someone else read 456 books in 24 hours, and you’ve not yet finished one? Who cares. This isn’t a competition. Have fun with it, appreciate this time carved out for reading, and–most importantly–you do you, friend!
  4. Don’t worry about making or breaking your goals at this point. It’s easy to look at the 3-hour countdown and feel like you have to read for EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT to hit your time goals, but goals are just that — goals — and it’s totally ok not to reach them. I (Kerry) have had readathons where I’ve read the full 24 hours, and readathons where I’ve barely eeked out 3 hours of audiobook, and that in the car while driving to some event or another. It’s all good. Sometimes it’s the trying that is the most important part. (Whoa, we’re getting all kind of deep and meaningful this late in the game, apparently).

We love you all, we’re so excited you’re a part of this, and we can’t wait to cheer in these last few hours with you all.

Our last round of door prize winners:

Trisa @ Absolute Bookishness

Rebecca Simonin

Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility

Jenny @ Reading the End

Allie @ A Literary Odyssey

Jenna Morrison Campbell

Kimberly Nelson

Callie LaFleur

If you’ve won a prize here (or on any of the past hours — don’t forget to check!), you can claim your prize at the Prizes Page.

And don’t forget, you still have time to enter the LAST CHALLENGE from Hour 42, which is open until hour 48 (aka the finish line!).

9 thoughts on “Hour 45: The Final Countdown

  1. Rebecca Jo says:

    This was my first time & while I just hit over 9 hours, I feel so accomplished at that – more than I would EVER read any other weekend. Thanks for the push & the FUN of doing this. I’m so looking forward to the next time this happens. Thanks for all the hosting & encouragement & fun things to do these past 48 hours. & I’m coming out with new reading friends. How could this have been any better???

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  2. It was fun! I finished 2 books and have 2 books that are 80% completed. I am calling it a weekend -my total 14 hours 30 minutes. Though I didn’t hit 24 hours, 14 hours very acceptable to me Looking forward to the next Readathon! Hang in – to those still reading.


  3. You folks are total dolls! ❤ I didn't get as much reading done as I wanted (Only about 12 hours) because my parents just got home from Hawaii, but it was SUCH a great experience. I loved getting to interact with everyone else on Twitter and ever make some new friends. Finished one big book and also finished another. I can't wait to do this again!


  4. 14.8 – like 15 hours completed, I am super happy with that as before MAYBE around 2-4 hours, lol . Ha! I was able to get through some awesome books, so a great challenge this year! Thanks!


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