So here's how the readathon played out for me this time.
Ever since I started doing readathons, my family has been joining me more and more. They get really excited about the snacks. I was trying to tone things down this readathon but I'm not sure I succeeded. Ha!here.
Here's a basic breakdown though (categories quoted from the website):
Slytherin – (my house!) values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness
books I would sort into it: The Winner’s Curse series, Ninth House, The Cruel Prince (and the whole series)
Ravenclaw – values intelligence, knowledge, and wit.
books I would sort into it: Strange The Dreamer, The Raven Cycle, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Hufflepuff – values hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play.
books I would sort into it: With the Fire On High, Anne of Green Gables, Since You’ve Been Gone
Gryffindor – values bravery, daring, nerve, and chivalry.
books I would sort into it: The Hunger Games, Graceling, The Hate U Give
I was highly distracted during the first five hours of the readathon because I'd received notice earlier in the week of a Hamilton pre-sale happening the day of the readathon!!! I waited in a virtual waiting room (in which people were sorted in random order) from 10:00am on. I was 17,125th in line and I really didn't think I would get tickets. However, at 12:55pm, I got two tickets on my preferred date. I am sooooo excited!!!
Rachel read to Bluey (in "fish language") for a bit and both kids joined in, reading on the couch.
I was exhausted so I actually had a nap for an hour in the afternoon. I don't know that I've ever napped during a readathon before -- unless you count in the middle of the night! After that, I declared it was time to get outside for a bit.
We had a leaf fight and then read and walked around the block.
I started Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America. I would definitely put this book in Ravenclaw. It was very interesting but I had a hard time keeping all the facts straight. In retrospect, I don't know that this was the best book to read for a readathon. I really should have read it more slowly. Also, this book made me terrified for my kids. I'd like to think the prevalence of hard drugs is an American problem, but I know it's not.
And I've really enjoyed thinking about how I would sort my books. What have you read lately and what house would you put it in??? And if you've read any of these books, do you agree with my categories?