Thursday, April 19, 2012
This will be my fifth readathon since I started blogging, so maybe I am a readathon pro?
I think what I have learned from participating in readathons is not to hold myself to lofty goals. Or to make ginormous stacks of books. I usually only manage to read a book or two...and that's perfectly okay.
For the readathon in October, I started out the day by reading something fun and light-hearted. I really liked starting out the day that way, since it allowed me to get through one book before I started in on my classics.
For Saturday, I am debating between A Million Suns by Beth Revis and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. Both are sequels to books I read last year, and both would be easy, fun reads to start out the day. After I finish one of those, I am spending the rest of the day with Clarissa. I have made minimal progress with it, even though I'm really enjoying it.
I am working Saturday as well (my first day back at the park), so I won't be reading all day...but since it will be relatively crummy out, I probably won't be up to too much at work anyway.
I will most likely have one master post that I'll update sporadically throughout the day.
Who else is joining in?
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I'll be reading! My list will be dictated largely by my library books pile, and I will likely bounce between books. I'm needing some time to just sit and read, so the timing is perfect.ReplyDelete
I am SO excited about the readathon! And you should totally read Pandemonium....but if you do, you will wish the third book had already come out...ReplyDelete
I didn't get to participate last year but I did the year before and really enjoyed it. This year I have the weekend free so I signed up too. I am going to be making a list but I may not stick with it. I found last time that I did well with more lighthearted books rather than heavier stuff. I am also going to mostly read the books on my Kindle because I have a lot of unread books on it. I do have a few library books and review books too so we'll see.ReplyDelete
Good luck! I still haven't read A Million Suns so maybe I will join you in reading that one too. I kept putting it off so I could reread Across the Universe but that hasn't happened yet!
I am proud to say that most of the books on my stack are actually from my TBR shelves (including some past purchases made specifically for Readathons), and I'm actually Readathoning with two other bloggers. I've read Pandemonium, but I still haven't got around to A Million Suns. I'll be cheering during readathon, so I'll see you on Saturday!ReplyDelete
I'm joining in for the first time! I've got a few light books from the library, plus, I want to finish at least one of the books I've started that have languished half read for far too long.ReplyDelete
I'm joining in. I've decided on Pandemonium for myself. I want something easy and something I can get lost into and I really enjoyed Delirium.ReplyDelete
Hi, I'm taking part too for the fourth time. I just finished Mary Barton which I was struggling with (I think Gaskell and me are doomed to never be a book match) so I can now concentrate on reading some of my TBR rather than any of my 'challenge' books. :)ReplyDelete
This will be my third readathon. Both other times I've started the day with an Agatha Christie mystery, and I've found that they're a perfect length for the morning. I might do this a third time tomorrow -- we'll see!ReplyDelete
I'm going to try to stick to books from my TBR tomorrow. Although there's a library book sale today... I guess if I buy them today they'll be part of my TBR tomorrow, right? Right?? :)
I'm joining! :) I'm probably reading my library books -- The Help, A Little Princess, a Dickens bio, and Eden's Outcasts. Not all of those, obviously. But that's the pile I'm likely to choose from. See you then!! xReplyDelete
(PS: I aalso like Clarissa a lot! I just got tired of focusing solely on it. I definitely plan to finish, eventually.) :)
This will be my second readathon. I will be on the road part of the day, so I am thankful to have Jane Eyre on audiobook to finish up. :)ReplyDelete
I'm joining in! I almost definitely won't be reading for a full 24 hours, but I plan on spending basically all my waking hours reading :).ReplyDelete
Woo hoo! This is my third read-a-thon and I can't wait. I'll be working my way through a small stack of novels, plays, graphic novels, and a few others. I'll probably only get to one or two, but it will be fun!ReplyDelete
I'll be readathoning! I'll be reading from 8-5 (with a few breaks) and then off to parent until the kiddos -- well, at least the tot -- go to bed at 8. Then more reading until midnight! I can't do the entire 24 hours. Especially when there's housework, kids, playdates, and work the next day.ReplyDelete
This is my second readathon. I am planning to raise some money for charity while I am doing it. Got four books lined up but they are all light reads. I am hoping to get at least two finished.ReplyDelete
This is sort of my second readathon. Every time a readalong comes up I'm super busy, like his year. (I'm moving, yay!) But I'm still going to give it a good try and see if I can at least put a dent in my reading. I'm looking forward to checking out your blog for updates!ReplyDelete
I am working on my post while multi-tasking to blogs of other participants (blogs I follow, that is, since there is no starting linky yet). Yes, I'm still up. 7am is not looking very promising. Anyway, have fun reading. =O)ReplyDelete