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.