Those of you more athletically inclined than I, have likely participated in a walkathon, a 5k run/walk, or worse yet, a marathon for the more insane among you. My humble congratulations on all those. In my youth I did do a walkathon or two.
I do things differently now. As an introvert. who had a job that required extrovert behaviors, I came home, when I could, to read. Not always possible when I was working, but I am now retired and making up for lost time.
I'm pretty sure most people who read a lot are introverts. If you aren't one, we share some commonality with other introverts. We don't people well, unless we have to. I was a pediatric speech language pathologist, and it was like being an acrobat. Always on, big motions, lots of talking, big playing, with kids who don't communicate well. My hand movements and face motions helped them comprehend what I was saying. So when I arrived home, limp, the last thing I wanted to do was talk. (explains a deeply troubled marriage.....) Introverts don't like crowds, or busy places, or concerts, or festivals (unless it's a book festival! ) and crowded restaurants and bars. Our idea of a good time? A book, a beverage, and peace and quiet.
Readathons are made for introverts.
Readathons. So that's a thing. There are several out there that come to mind that are "famous" and well publicized. There is a readathon every three months or so called #24in48. Simply put, you try to read 24 hours in 48 hours. Typically over a weekend and participants post on "booky" sites, such as Litsy, Goodreads, Library Thing, and even mainstream social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and InstaGram. Prizes are awarded to people who post and get picked randomly.
Another one is Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon at the link below.
The signups are live now and the readathon itself is October 26, 2019. The perfect season for a cuppa and a book. Sign up and see how it goes! I'm already in and will likely try and read A Little Life that weekend. It's been on my shelf for at least three years and there is nothing I like better than a brick of a book, in paperback!
Yep, introverts are a little bit crazy.
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