10:11 AM
I didn't read as much as I intended to during round 8 of RYBSAT (Read Your Book Shelf A Thon). I had the time to read but last week was a really nice week weather wise, the sun was shining and I really just wanted to be outside, enjoying the weather. It's been cold for a long time so, I really needed to be active and take advantage of the beautiful weather.

How the read-a-thon works is you pick a spot on your bookshelf and read the order of how your books are stacked. If there's a series on the shelf you can continue with the series or after reading the first book of the series you're able to skip the rest of the series. The read-a-thon started on May 1 to May 8 at midnight (your timezone).

Here is what I ended up reading during round 8 of RYBSAT:

I started off by bending the rules a little bit. I was already reading Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here and decided to continue with it. I didn't want to put the book down for a week because I was really enjoying it. 

DAY 1: Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here,  from page 159 to 207 = 48 pages
DAY 2: Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here, from page 208 to 278 = 70 pages 

DAY 3: Thanks for the Trouble, from page 1 to 61 = 61 pages

Here's where I strayed off a little bit. On day 4 I felt I needed a little break from Thanks for the Trouble so, I ended up picking up the audiobook of Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham from my library system. It was a fairly short book and I listened to the whole book while I cleaned. If you include this book a part of the RYBSAT then I technically read 265 pages for Not That Kind of Girl.

DAY 4: Thanks for the Trouble, from page 62 to 69 = 7 pages
and if you include Not That Kind of Girl (which I'm including) my total page count would be = 272 pages

DAY 5: Thanks for the Trouble, from page 70 to 93 = 23 pages

DAY 6: Thanks for the Trouble, from page 94 to 188 = 94 pages

DAY 7: 0 pages

DAY 8: 0 pages


I usually don't participate in many read-a-thons because I feel I don't participate enough with the challenges (if the read-a-thon incorporates challenges) and on social media. I get very distracted when I'm updating my progress or communicating with other read-a-thon participants. I always feel I'm being slowed down and I think I'm the only one who feels this way because everyone I come across on the bookish community loves read-a-thons! I wish I did, it connects so many people together.

Do you have any tips for me on how to be successful during read-a-thons? How not to get so distracted and actually read the most that I potentially can? 

Also, did you participate in RYBSAT round 8? If so, how did you do?

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