24-Hour Readathon Intro

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As I stated previously, I have a 11 day old baby (plus my other two children) so I don’t know how much reading I’ll be doing and I’m not staying up all night but I wanted to get a chance to get more reading done and I love the readathon!

1)Where are you reading from today? Birth Day by Mark Sloan, MD (to start)
2)Three random facts about me…

 – I read mostly nonfiction because I love to learn.
 – I’m recovering from my C-section.
 – I’m on Day Three of a bad migraine (luckily it’s toned down today) and I swear day 7 of headaches in general.

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? I have a pile of about 6-8 that I will pick from but it’s not like I will read them all.
4)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)? Nope. Not this time around anyway. I just want to get as much reading done as I can.
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? 

– Have lots of snacks ready
– Do lots of stretching. Walk and read at the same time sometime
– Read any harder to read books early on, do NOT save them for the middle of the night.
 – If you are trying for 24 hours with NO naps, it’s HARD but I’ve done it. The last 4 hours are the worst. I was mostly holding the book, reading a few words and nodding off then waking up and doing the same thing. Expect to re-read the same passage over and over.

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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.