Ready, set, read! It's the first hour of the Dewey 24 Hour Read-a-thon. I've got everything I need: coffee, books, computer. I'm rocking my Monticello t-shirt with Thomas Jefferson's quote "I cannot live without books...". Let's get reading! Here's some of the books I have with me today.
Finish Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (this is a BookCrossing bookring)
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (a 1001-book...I'm way behind in the "read ten 1001 books" challenge)
plus some manga (Tokyo Mew Mew 1-3 and Crescent Moon 1-3)
Goals: I'd like to match or exceed my stats from the last Dewey read-a-thon in April. I'll shoot for 4 books (I could breeze through the manga), at least 500 pages, 6-8 mini-challenges, and at least 12 hours reading/16 hours participating.
Hour 1 meme:
Where are you reading from today? My apartment in the western 'burbs of Philadelphia.
3 facts about me …
1 - My favorite colors are PINK (when I'm feeling girly) and BLUE (the royal kind).
2 - I just moved...not far, just the next county over.
3 - I love to read! Hooray for reading!
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? I've got three books on the agenda, a bunch of manga in between, and dozens (err, hundreds) of other books to choose from if my mood changes.
Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? Copy and paste from above: 4 books (plus manga), at least 500 pages, 6-8 mini-challenges, and at least 12 hours reading/16 hours participating.
If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? This is my second time participating. I learned in the spring read-a-thon that you should read genres you love. It's easier to get through books you like than ones that torture you. Another tip: write down your start and stop times of your readings...it'll help you keep better track of it all. Finally, have fun! The read-a-thon is supposed to be fun, so don't get stressed out over how fast other participants read. Focus on your reading experience. Take breaks when you need to and support other readers. At hour 19, we're all struggling to stay awake together. :)