Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read a Thon: Hour 17

By no means have I been reading for 17 hours - I got a late start this morning and then ended up napping in the afternoon. But the last 4 hours or so have been uninterrupted and I realize how much more you enjoy a book when you can really absorb yourself in it!

I am a night person so its no surprise that I am hitting my stride at this late hour but I will likely head to bed after I finish my current read (Lost Summer of LMA) and wake early to try to squeeze in one more. I realize to make the most of the Read A Thon, I really should have done some better advanced planning including getting a really good night of sleep last night and clearing my schedule of annoying errands and chores. Jennifer at the Literate Housewife is hosting a mini-challenge that addresses planning for the Read A Thon - my planning could use some help so I am excited to see what others have done but here was my feeble attempt:

  1. What steps did you take to ensure you’d be able to read as much as possible today?
Apparently, not nearly enough! I left some last minute tax stuff to today that I needed to get to the accountant so I lost valuable time finishing that chore. I did make sure I didn't have any other plans so all was not lost!

Of those steps, which proved to be the most beneficial to your day?
I guess not having anything else on the agenda so I could devote myself to reading when I finally settled into it - I am in a rhythm now!

Is there anything you might do differently next time?

Definitely get more rest the week prior to the event!


  1. Enjoy the rest of your readathon!

  2. You're doing brilliantly! Not long to go now. Keep reading! :)

  3. I think you did great for your first readathon! My first one in the fall was overwhelming. I spent more time reading about what others were reading instead of reading my own books. This time I concentrated more on my reading. I think the most important thing is to have fun!

  4. And I've left you some awards!