I went back and forth on whether or not I wanted to participate in the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon this time. It is really hard to plan a day of reading these days, but then an opportunity presented itself. My daughter has a birthday party to attend most of the afternoon on Saturday, which my mom is taking her to (long story short – my mom knows the people and I don’t, so she has offered to take peanut to the party). As it looks now, I’ll be picking peanut up after dinner time, giving me a few free hours to READ. And this excites me, because I have had barely any reading time in a few weeks, not having finished a book in that long, either. And it’s starting to make me grumpy.
I don’t have any lofty goals, nor do I plan to read the full 24 hours. I’ll be happy to just finish one of the books I have started recently. Just to be able to sit down and read for a period of time longer than a half hour will be glorious.
I will post a few updates on my blog throughout the day, but not many. I think I’ll mostly be active on Twitter. If we’re not Twitter friends, please add me, so I can follow along with your readathon updates.
*I just received this one on Netgalley, and it’s calling my name. That’ll probably change before Saturday.
1. Finish one of the books I started last week and haven’t had time to finish.
2. Read at least 3 hours. I know that doesn’t seem like much, but lately I’ve been lucky to read a maximum of a half hour a night. If I can just FINISH a book, I will call this day a success.
3. Visit other readathoners blogs and follow on Twitter.
Like I mentioned above, I don’t have any crazy goals for this readathon, and I know that realistically I won’t be able to stay up all night and read when I have a 4 year old to take care of the next day. But I really wanted to participate part of the day. I know that I won’t be able to even get started until late afternoon, taking a break to go out to dinner with my hubby, and then starting again after my daughter goes to bed. And if I make it to 11 PM, it’ll be a miracle. I’m doing it just for fun anyway, so I’m not going to focus on how many hours or pages I get read. I just want to READ.
I hope all of my blogging friends participating in the readathon have a great time! Happy Reading!