Sorry, but I couldn’t help writing a post about readathons. Mainly because this blog was born as a book blog from a book serial reader.
This post is meant to be a prize to healthy reading, reading for pleasure not because you want to write 365 book reviews in a year (or even more if humanly possible) and to get a zillion likes. As already stated elsewhere, there are some rules to follow if you consider yourself a great reader. Not just a reader.
As I don’t consider myself a God or else an academic, what I am going to write here is just my point of view on the matter. The fact is, as a serial reader for pleasure and pure interest, I am deeply hurt when my path crosses with blogs, bloggers or pseudo book bloggers, book vloggers (mainly really young, so yes, maybe they have plenty of time so they can read a zillion books in a year), who claim to make book marathons, the so-called readathons, because they do love reading.
But really? What’s the point? And then, when I politely write them a comment, to say not to hurry but to sip good books, they answer back that they don’t hurry at all… Well, something is missing I guess. Or we just can’t understand each other.
#1 one book at a time.
How can you mix different characters together?
#2 don’t hurry! Enjoy reading and sometimes…
#3 get a life.
Apart from reading, there is the world out there waiting for you, with an invisible but tangible poetry just to be found. Take pictures!
#4 read for yourself
not to state you have read one thousand books a year. Why showing off?
#5 be honest
don’t tell you have read 365 books, if maybe you didn’t even finish all of them. Half of them are skipped-half-the-pages books.
All in all, I consider readathons a crime against books themselves. No offense.
But I am open to other points of view. Please tell me what you think about it, maybe I could change my mind.
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