My Own Mini Read-a-Thon

Friday, April 9, 2010


I had been looking forward to this read-a-thon ever since I watched the one last October and it seemed like so much fun! Unfortunately, my schedule just doesn't permit me time to fully commit to this event. I even thought about not scheduling clients and all that this weekend just so I could do this, but considering there was Easter, and I'll be in Chicago one weekend, and there's a baby shower another, etc. I really couldn't afford to do that. SO, I just decided to do my own "24 hour read-a-thon" by fitting in my hours whenever I can, starting now, and going until I can't say up any later. (Watch it be early like 1:00 am or something, lol). I haven't planned much beyond that. I have kept a running list of books in my head that I would read if I participated (though I just bumped a different one up to the very top since it came in the mail today and I'm sooo excited!)

So tomorrow... I have a new client at 11:00 am (if she keeps her appointment) which means a couple hours, plus the drive there and back. Then I also agreed to dinner at my parents' house and a movie, so I'll be there for most of the night. But then I'll be back and most of you will only be just over halfway through the read-a-thon, so I can join back in!

I may do challenges and otherwise participate like normal but only for the hours that I am available. Plus I'm starting early so the first many hours will be by myself. My husband is going to stay up with me as late as I can, but he will be doing other things like playing video games, etc. haha. We'll see how I do! Knowing me, though, if I get tired I'll throw in the towel and say forget it, haha.

Off to start the coffee and read!

11 comments:

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Good luck!

i like what you are currently reading. My husband just finished Pretty in Plaid. I know, he's weird.

softdrink said...

It's a great plan! Good luck and have fun!

softdrink said...

I almost forgot...

Traditional read-a-thon blessing:

May the bookshelf be there to greet you.
May all the books appeal.
May the fridge be full of tasty snacks;
the words fall soft upon your eyes and until the read-a-thon ends,
may you always hold a book in the palm of your hand.

Jenny said...

Michelle -- thanks! And that's funny... my husband had actually asked me in the past if I thought he would like her books. =) I actually think he would!

Jill -- Thanks!! =)

bookmagic said...

Do what you can! I don't have work but will need a lot of nap time so I won't read for 24 hrs. Last time I had so much trouble concentrating I only read for 6-8 of 24 hrs. Terrible. Hope you are having fun reading now!

Jenny said...

Deb -- thanks! I could definitely see having trouble concentrating after a few hours! And honestly, if I weren't breaking it up I'm not sure how many hours I'd really end up reading, haha!

Helen's Book Blog said...

I can never do the whole 24-hours so I'm with you on the on-and-off. But, I am really excited to do a day with a bunch of reading and blog following!

Jenny said...

Helen -- I agree.. and it just sounds fun to be reading all day when you know that alllll these other people are doing the same thing, lol!

Missy B. said...

I'm just here to cheer you on...sounds like you have a good plan in place. Good Luck!

Rachel said...

I agree, it is hard to find time to fit something like this in. Since I can this time, I may never again, I decided to give it a go!

Goodluck and happy reading! :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Yah! You go girl!

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