24-Hour Readathon – Two Mini Challenges

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Here are Hour 17’s two challenges.

The Get the Heck Out of Here Mini Challenge is hosted by Literate Housewife and asks me to answer a few questions.

  1. What steps did you take to ensure you’d be able to read as much as possible today? I was going to send the kids away all day and night but I had a birthday party to go to. Also Friday night I was out and needed a babysitter. So my niece (12) babysat friday night and slept over. She took care of my kids in the morning before the party while I read a bit and then we went to birthday party. After party the kids went to my parents house and are still there. They are staying overnight and won’t be home till late afternoon tomorrow so I can sleep in.  I bought easy foods and drinks and got my pile ready so I wouldn’t spend too much time hemming and hawing over books.
  2. Of those steps,  which proved to be the most beneficial to your day? Getting the kids out of the house has been a big help. I’ve done the readathon with them here and they are just too young. They want mommy to do EVERYTHING even if daddy is here.
  3. Is there anything you might do differently next time? I am so glad you asked this question as I’ve been thinking about this all day. Each year I try something a little different to get myself to read more and it never works. I definitely need the kids out but I need them gone ALL DAY and night or all day and hubby lets me sleep in at least. It’s not up to me but if every mini challenge was open all 24 hours it woudl help because I wouldn’t have to check in to the computer as much. I could check in every 3 or 4 hours and do mini challenges. I’m still brainstorming for October.

The Early Favourites Mini-challenge is being hosted by Literarily Speaking.

She asks:

In this mini-challenge, I’m asking you to tell me about the first book you remember loving. I’m talking, soul-searing, blood-boiling, can’t-get-enough-of-it love. This book doesn’t have to be from your childhood but it can be. Just write up a quick post telling me what the first book you absolutely loved was and why you loved it. If you want to include some stories about your history with this book, please do!

Well. I don’t know about one specific book but I was addicted to The Babysitter’s Club Series. I read every book I could find at the library, sometimes more than once. I read them for many years. I read other series too but I didn’t love them as much. A close second would be the Goosebymps books by R.L. Stine. The only other book I can remember reading younger than that is a few Beverly Cleary books and Amelia Bedelia but I don’t think I LOVED them.

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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.