I’m so excited for tomorrow. At 5am, I will be starting my very first read-a-thon! It’s scheduled for 24 hours, but since I’m a mom AND I have church tomorrow, I don’t plan on reading the entire time. My intention is to spend some quality time with my books, get caught up on some reading and hopefully get some reviews out afterwards. I’m also going to spend some of that time reading aloud to my girls.
So, I have snacks – Hummus and pita, brownies, apples and caramel dip, turkey pepperoni, white chocolate with hazelnuts, a spicy Cajun mix of peanuts, corn nuts, etc., some bottled water and of course, lots of coffee.
I have books – I’ll be starting off with a little bit of V.C. Andrews, The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Buchanan, a book I was sent for review called Auf Wiedersehen by Christa Holder Ocker, Ramona and Beezus for the girls and if I’m still going, I have a second pile…just in case. I’ll be blogging about my progress, so check back if you want to see how I’m doing!
I have a quiet space – We are in the midst of finishing our basement (finally) so I cleared a spot downstairs that is comfy and bright and airy. Best of all, it’s away from the rest of the house so it’s peaceful. Most of the time, the only traffic I’ll see or hear is the cat.
So, those are my plans. I’m a read-a-thon virgin, so we’ll see how it goes. As far as I’m concerned, even if I only finish one book, it’s a success! If you want to check it out for yourself, check out the Dewey’s Read-a-Thon website!