Friday, October 8, 2010

More Read-a-Thon Preparations!

I am still gearing up for the 24-hour read-a-thon madness that is happening tomorrow.

I will be hosting a giveaway during the event tomorrow (its not through the organizers-I signed up for an official mini-challenge too late), but I do hope that you will spread the word tomorrow if you are participating. Even not, stop by and see if you are interested in entering. It requires a little thought and planning on your part, but not any heavy duty thinking. And the prize is book-themed (but not a book), and customizable...I hope that got you interested!

I read all of your comments from my previous post, and I wanted to respond to some thoughts and questions.

I am well aware that my book list is lengthy...and heavy. Believe me, I know I am not going to get through all the titles, and I don't hope to. With this kind of reading marathon, I am sure I am going to be flipping from book to book hoping that something will catch my attention. But again, my goal is to finish 3.

Yes, I plan on staying up for all 24 hours, but I won't be actively participating in about 4 of them. Matt and I have a friend coming in from "up north" (Traverse City area) and we are taking him to lunch. In addition, my college, Michigan State, is taking on our rival, Michigan, in football. I am sure that a couple hours in the afternoon will be spent with the husband on the couch wearing our green white, cheering on the Spartans, and consuming some adult beverages.

But, besides that, I plan on having a book in my hands for a good chunk of the remaining time. Matt is in charge of feeding me since he has the day off, and to go get me more Diet Coke (my other addiction besides books).

I am also planning on taking an hour of time tomorrow to work on writing some overdue posts-a good excuse for a break from reading, and a way to get some blog work done in the peak of blogger happiness. :)

Anyway, enough for one afternoon. :) I hope to see many, many read-a-thon posts from you tomorrow. If you haven't already, please let me know if you are participating so I can stop by and cheer you on.


  1. Good luck with staying up the whole time. I don't think I'll be giving up too much sleep, but who knows... I know things get a little crazy in the wee hours. Have fun and see you there!

  2. Sounds fabulous! I bet you'll have a blast! Reading for hours on end, college football (Go Sparty!), friends, and some beer! What could be better? Have fun! Cheers!

  3. Good luck with the readathon! I will also be reading a lengthy list (but, heaven help me, NOT as lengthy as yours - you are totally brave!) and taking at least 5 scheduled longer breaks to write 3 mini-reviews, 2 full reviews and to visit other blogs on the list. I also have a giveaway associated with my challenge as well as being a donor to the regular prize list, so I'm hoping we all win something besides tired eyes and oversated reading appetites! LOL!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  4. I was reading a bit of Brothers Karamazov during the last readathon. I may not have gotten a lot done in terms of page totals or book totals, but it was still satisfying.
    This year I have selected shorter ones because that's what kind of mood I'm in. Have fun with the game and the Diet Coke! I've got Mountain Dew Code Red on hand myself.

  5. Here to say that whatever you do during this 24 hour read-a-thon I will be rooting for you all the way. While I will be reading I do not plan on reading the full 24 hour so I can cheer others including you on. The best part of this is that you enjoy it.

  6. Oh I think I guessed your give away item. I won't tell, but it is so cool. I wasn't planning on reading, but I think I may check in and read something while in the car to go see Torrie. Good luck tomorrow to everyone.

    Love, Mom

  7. Good luck and have fun!! I'm intrigued by your giveaway item and have no clue what it might be!