It’s Read-a-Thon time!
For those who aren’t familiar with Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon…
For 24 hours, we read books, post in our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day and win prizes. In recent years, this event has grown to encompass Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other channels as well!
– From the Read-a-Thon FAQ
This is my first time participating! Initially, I was too daunted by the idea of a 24-hour event. Well… I’m still a bit daunted, but I finally decided to join in anyway. I don’t expect to stay up for 24 hours, but I plan to have fun while I last.
Here’s a sampling of what I’ll be reading today. And I should first mention that these are all re-reads. It’s the only way I can really be flexible… and from what I’ve heard, flexibility is something of a requirement for the Read-a-Thon.
My “main” books – though I’m not sure how many I’ll be able to get through – are the Banned and the Banished series by James Clemens, starting with Wit’ch Fire. I’ve been wanting to re-read these for a long while.
When I need a change of pace, I have Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half, along with several Babysitter’s Club and Nancy Drew books for a good kick of nostalgia.
And in case so much reading turns me cross-eyed, I have audiobooks of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (for something light) and Feed (for something more my normal fare). I have no idea how the audiobook experiment will go; I usually find them hard to focus on. I’ve always said I can only listen to audiobooks if I just sit there and listen and not try to multitask… and if I’m doing that, why not just read the book? Today might be the answer to that question.
And speaking of questions:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I’m reading here in lovely(?) Iowa.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Wit’ch Fire and the rest of the series (however far I get).
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I have a few Reese’s eggs stashed away that I snagged on clearance.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
In real life, I’m an introvert to the extreme. Luckily I can get in my socializing online!
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?
A whole day of reading! I’m pretty nervous about it too, though… even with breaks, that’s a lot of reading. We’ll see how it goes.
I’ll be on Twitter throughout the day, updating and chatting in between reading.
Good luck to my fellow Read-a-Thon-ers!