Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon Intro Post

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It’s that time! I’m so excited!

First a few notes:

  1. I can only open my mouth one-inch. My wisdom teeth are coming in and are infected. I’m on antibiotics. So my usual read-a-thon foods are out until the antibiotics start working. So I’ll be dining on soup, yogurt and other mushy foods.
  2. I am still participating in the Clean Away the Clutter Read-a-thon so you may see update posts and activities from that too.

The intro quiz:

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
My TBR readathon pile has 11 books but they are all smaller than 250 pages and many are much smaller than that.  Plus two books I’m currently reading now

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
I’d like to read 5 books (again they are small). I’m sorry but I’m not going to be commenting on blogs as much as last time because last year I think I got 6 hours of reading done total in a 24-hour period. I need to stop commenting and tweeting as much and maybe not do all the mini-challenges to get some reading done. I’d love to get at least 12 hours of reading done but we’ll see.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
I’m pretty sure I’ve only missed one readathon since it started. Here are some tips:

  • Read small books. I know everyone says this but it’s true. It took me a couple of readathons to realize 200-300 pages is still long. When I say small, I mean SMALL. For those of us reviewing children’s fiction and nonfiction, this is perfect.
  • Have a large variety of books. You never know what you’ll be in the mood for and you might get sick of one certain kind of book.
  • Have snacks and drinks handy. Have snacks and drinks you can grab easily ready to go. 
  • Have kids? Send them away. No not forever, just while you’re reading. Is Grandma busy? Friend’s house? Anywhere?

Okay, let’s read!

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.