Good morning, Read-a-thoners! It’s official! Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon has started! Now I’m off to read Angela Johnson’s The First Part Last. In a little while I’ll wake up my daughter and sisters so they can participate too. Happy reading!
Hour 1 Mini-Challenge
- Where are you reading from today? Right now I’m reading from my computer desk, but I also plan on reading from my bed, the kitchen table, the couch, and outside in my courtyard.
- How many books do you have in your TBR pile today? About 40. It’s a mixture of library books, review copies, and books from my own TBR pile.
- 3 facts about me: This is my fourth read-a-thon. I’m a single mother. I’m also a college student and future librarian.
- Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon? My goal is to read at least six books.If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time? To relax and don’t put so much pressure on yourself. Have fun and meet new friends.
Hour 2 Mini Challenge
My kick off strategy was to get up right before 5 am, write my first post, have my first book waiting by my computer, and have my coffee brewing before the read-a-thon started. Surprisingly everything went as planned. Right now I’m at my computer, surrounded by my coffee cup, reading journal, my first read, and my little sister and daughter who are both participating in the read-a-thon with me. I’m prepared to change reading spaces when I get sick of sitting at my desk. Up next will probably be my cozy bed once my boys wake up.