24 Hour Readathon – Starting Line

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I’m a few hours late starting but I am participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon as much as possible today and tomorrow.

I do have other things to do and three kids 6 and under running around but I’ll try my best.

Here are my answers to Hour 1’s Intro post:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I am here in Ontario, Canada!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I have a huge stack of books I need to read and want to read. I’m not sure which I’m looking forward to most. Some of my possible reads include: What I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child with Autism by Bobbi Sheahan, Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron, The Good Food Book for Families by Brenda Bradshaw/Cheryl Mutch, M.D., Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love by Jack Canfield, Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom, Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and more!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I didn’t really plan this as much as I normally do since I won’t be doing it excusively. I have trail mix around and chocolate pudding and granola bars, nothing special.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’m a SAHM to 3, and also blog at Callista’s Ramblings and Biannual Blogathon Bash. I read almost exclusively nonfiction as I love knowledge!

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I have participated in every readathon except one (when I was offline for a few months) and I have loved every one! I was around when Dewey started the readathons. Instead of what I’ll do differently, here are a few tips:

  • If you want to get LOTS of reading done, watch how much you do updates, challenges and tweets. Those are fun but you will find you only got 5 or 6 hours of real reading done at the end of the 24 hours.
  • Switch it up, don’t read in the same place all the time, you will get sore. Try sitting on chairs, couches, laying down on stomach and on back, standing, walking, outside, inside, at home, at the park at a cafe, etc.

Happy Reading!

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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.