Friday, October 8, 2010

My First Read-a-Thon!


Well, I've been back and forth for weeks trying to decide whether to participate in the read-a-thon everyone is talking about. I finally decided to jump in and sign up. I certainly won't be reading for 24 hours straight. But I'll be carrying a book with me to C's football practice/game (only reading when he's not playing though!) and wherever else I go tomorrow. I may try to get up in the morning before the kids and read a bit, then sneak in a couple hours during the day. But most of my reading will be tomorrow night from the time the kids go to bed until whenever I can't stay up any longer! I won't be making it until the end of the read-a-thon, which is 5am Sunday morning, but I expect I'll be up till 1am at least. We'll see...

My goals for the read-a-thon:
  • Finish Little Bee by Chris Cleave ~ I'm only at the beginning so I still have about 200 pages to go.
  • Read Back to the Homeplace by William Leverne Smith ~ It's 265 pages but it has huge margins so should be a faster read.
  • Read Tales from a Spanish Village by Richard A. Barrett ~ This isn't next on my reading list but at 168 pages, it shouldn't take long to read, so I'll fit it in during the read-a-thon if I get through the others.
  • Spend a total of an hour reading to my kids throughout the day ~ hopefully they won't get too annoyed!
  • Participate in at least one mini-challenge. I'm not committing to more than that since I really want to spend my time reading.
Are you doing the read-a-thon? Any suggestions for a first timer?

7 comments:

  1. Yay for your first time! I love Readathons. The best thing I can tell you is to have fun. Update your blog, so we can cheer for you. Be flexible...if the next book up isn't catching your fancy at the moment, feel free to pick up something else!

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  2. It's really quite a fun event- enjoy it!

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  3. I am participating and also hosting a mini challenge. I am so excited.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  4. Welcome, from one first-timer to another! You've got a good strategy. Have fun.

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  5. I never go for the whole 24 hours either. The whole aim of readathon is to have fun, so do what works for you!

    Good luck with your first readathon.

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