Are you planning on participating in the upcoming 24 Hour Read-a-thon (either as a reader or cheerleader)? Have you made any preparations for the event? And, veterans out there, any tips you’d like to share with the newbies?
I am definitely planning on participating in the read-a-thon. As usual I’m reading and cheerleading so things will be a little hectic for me on Saturday. I’ve already started making preparations by getting my read-a-thon stack ready. I have a few books still on their way but I cannot wait!
My tips for newbies:
- Make sure the books in your pile are light and fun to read.
- Graphic novels, short story collections, young adult reads, children’s fiction, plays, and even poetry are great additions to any read-a-thon stack.
- Make sure you have healthy snacks ready. You’ll hate to be running around on Saturday trying to fix a meal.
- Naps are your friend. Don’t feel guilty taking one. I plan on taking several.
- Clean your house, do the laundry, and any other household needs BEFORE Saturday.
- You don’t have to read or cheer for 24 hours. Do it for as long as you want. When you no longer want to, take a break. Don’t feel like going back, stop. The readathon is supposed to be fun.
It’s Monday, What are you Reading?
Last week I read:
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- Sea Change by Aimee Freedman
Right now I’m in the middle of:
- August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
This week I plan to read:
- The Transfigured Hart by Jane Yolen
- Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
- B.P.R.D. #2: The Soul of Venice and Other Stories by Mike Mignola
- The Arrival by Shaun Tan