Getting Ready For The 24 Hour Read-A-Thon ♦ 04/09

It’s almost that time … time to start reading for 24 straight hours! Or as close as I can manage. I’ve got everything prepared, all my books, snacks, drinks, cozy PJs and hopefully everything will go smoothly.

Oh but wait, I already ran into a glitch in my plans earlier this evening. Hubs mentioned to me that Saturday morning there was a Library Book Sale going on (o.O) Gee thanks, here I am a total book-geek hoping to read for an entire day and night, and he goes and tells me that! Thankfully we came up with a solution – he’s going to drive so that I can read in the car, then while browsing I will listen to an audiobook. :D Problem solved! I can still take part in the Read-A-Thon and I get to go to the Library Sale. It’ll Be A Perfect Day!

So what I’m hoping will happen is that I will take breaks from reading about every 2-3 hours to post my updates and do some blog-hopping and see how everyone else is making out. Last time I took a break every hour, but this time I want to concentrate more on reading so 2-3 should be good depending on what book I’m reading at the time.

My method for choosing my bookpile was a little bit erratic. I grabbed a bunch that I’ve been saving especially for the event and then I added some that will be good for when I feel tired. It’s a giant stack but I’m not too concerned with the number of books I finish, only that I stay focused on what appeals to me. I’ve taken some photos of all my books. Not too pretty but I wanted to have them all right where they are easy to grab – most of my reading gets done curled up at one end of our sectional sofa so all the books are sharing the other half today.

Good luck to all the readers! Hope everyone has a terrific Read-A-Thon :D



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18 comments:

bethany said...

looks like you'll be having fun! I see your slumdog book there. I can't wait to read that. :)

thekoolaidmom said...

Snacks? Drinks? special attire?? No wait, I'm not ready! lol.. too late now.

You have an interesting pile of books there. Have fun and good luck :-D

Lenore said...

I see Pretties and Specials in there. Those are quick, fun reads.

Good luck!

olympianlady said...

Wow. You have some good books there, and an understanding husband apparently. I have 'Slumdog' on its way to me in the mail, and I've been wanting to read 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' since I first heard about it. It's such a wonky idea.

Have fun with the Read-A-Thon. I wanted to take part, but we're going out of town for the weekend, so I can't. Hopefully some people will blog about it the next time it comes around so I'll know about it and be able to do it. This weekend just doesn't work.

Trish said...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!! Have a great time Joanne!! Woohoo! (I'm a little overly excited right now).

Nymeth said...

Definitely read the Hornbys! They are so quick and so fun :D

Good luck, Joanne! And enjoy the library sale!

buckeyegirl31 said...

Good luck with the read a thon. I have to work, so I can't do it-but I'll have to plan my own. :)

Melissa said...

Way to multi-task on Read-A-Thon Day! I'm so impressed :-)

I'll be cheering all you readers on today. It's my first read-a-thon!!

bermudaonion said...

I love your idea to work in the book sale! Happy reading today.

Chris said...

Good luck! Buy lots of books.

wordlily said...

Yay, a book sale during the read-a-thon! Sounds great.

How's it going so far?

Gavin said...

Great stack of books, but what will you bring back from the sale? Good luck with your reading!

Lezlie said...

Lots of good stuff to pick from! Good luck!!

Lezlie

Blodeuedd said...

Good luck :D
Comfy pjs are a great idea

sophisticateddorkiness.com said...

That's a really good way to go to the sale and still keep reading; I'm impressed with your dedication :)

Good luck with the rest of the Read-a-Thon!
Kim

bethany said...

Hope to see how you are doing soon. Are you going to do updates? Either way, keep up the reading!!! :)

Dar said...

Good luck. I'd probably get more reading done too if my computer wasn't on. lol.

B.Kienapple said...

Audiobooks are a good idea! Graphic novels/comics might be a good add to the mix, too. Best of luck!