The Readathon Starts! Hour 1

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So I plan to read as much as possible but will be lucky to get 5 hours of reading done. I have a household of people and places to go and sleep to get.

Where are you reading from today? Dewey’s Nine Lives by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. It contains short stories of other cats and their special human bonds. I thought it a fitting book since Dewey the Cat and Dewey, the creator of the Readathon both share the same name, even if not for the same reason. I also have been reading SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. I might add in another book, it all depends on my mood.

3 facts about me … I’m pregnant (15 weeks, or 3 months & 3 weeks), I’m going role-playing tonight (not the bedroom kind LOL, but the in a group of people with made up characters kind,) and I’ve been in a reading/blogging slump lately I’m hoping this readathon will help with.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? As I said before, I have two books especially in mind but for once I didn’t create a readathon pile like I usually do. It will probably be some of my newly received review books though.

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)? Every time after the readathon I say that next time I’m going to ship out the kids, premake or buy food, clear my schedule and do nothing but read and a few challenges. But then the next readathon comes up and my plans don’t work out that way. So I’m just going to have fun and not worry about numbers too much. I am hoping though that I will be able to show people that I’m back to blogging again as I lost visitors this past month.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
I’ve done every readathon except one since it started so I’m definitely a veteran. It’s a little too late for most advice but here’s one: stay off the computer if you really want to get a high amount of time reading. I spend so much time posting updates , doing mini challenges, reading tweets and visiting other bloggers that I usually get about 6 hours of actual reading done in 24 hours. If you aren’t concerned with how much reading you get done but about making new friends and socializing, then go for it. Just decide what’s more important to you.

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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.