Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Readathon Day!

It's time for Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon! As usual, I won't make it the whole 24 hours. I'll just read as much as I can. I'm trying to stick with reading books I own, and making it through several that I think will be fast reads but that I might put off reading at other times due to shiny new books. Happy reading everyone!

8:00 Update
Pages read: 66 of The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Books finished: 0
Time spent reading:  45 minutes
Time spent blogging/commenting/tweeting: 15 - just starting!
Mini-challenges: 1 - see below
Food/drink: Glass of almond milk and some water
Distractions: Two cuddly cats - Lucy has been in my lap so far, but Optimus Prime just took her place.

Introductory questionnaire:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
My red reading chaise lounge, my living room, Oklahoma City, OK
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Hmmm...maybe Smart Women by Judy Blume. Or The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards. My stack leans more toward commercial fiction for today - taking a break from classics and literary fiction for the readathon!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Cheese and crackers
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a PR specialist by day, reader by night/nearly every other free moment. I love hockey and am afraid I may get distracted by playoff games later today, although at least my team - the Pittsburgh Penguins - aren't playing today. I love to travel and can't wait to go back to London, explore the rest of the UK and visit continental Europe at some point.
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?
I'm focusing on books from my own shelves today and hope to make a dent in my TBR stacks (mountains really). I'm also focusing on commercial fiction - I usually have a classic I want to make progress on or some literary fiction or project books I read on readathon day, but today is all about light reading. A bit of fluff is good now and then, and I've had a crazy busy time at work lately and planning to read some lighter stuff today made me happy.

If you're stopping by and participating in the readathon, good luck to you and have fun!


  1. Sounds like you have very good company for reading!

    A little fluff is nice for getting through the long day, I think. I'm definitely not planning on reading anything too tough.

    Good luck!

  2. Hope you are having fun with the books ;)

  3. Fellow Okie here! I'm in Norman! ;) My friend Courtney at Abducted by Books is also participating from OK today!

    Love your kitties' names! Good luck and thanks for stopping by my blog! ;)