2009: Challenges – 24 Hour Read-a-Thon
So did I mention that Iâ€™ve officially decided to participate in the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon?
This will be my first Read-a-Thon, so I have no expectations. Itâ€™s on October 24th, which is the perfect Saturday for it to fall on. Thereâ€™s no VT football game that weekend, and the trip we were originally planning to Baltimore is happening the next weekend instead. The timing couldnâ€™t be better!
I really donâ€™t have a plan for the Read-a-Thon. Iâ€™ve been hemming and hawing about pre-choosing books, and I just canâ€™t bring myself to do it. I donâ€™t like to plan ahead. I think what Iâ€™ll likely do is start with finishing whatever book I happen to be reading at the time, and then probably work through some YA and chick-lit books I have in my review piles. I also will consider some of the romantic suspense/paranormal romances hanging around in my TBR collection. Sherrilyn Kenyon is always a quick light read, and I have a few of her books still hanging around.
I have no expectations about how much reading Iâ€™m actually going to do, or how many books Iâ€™ll finish. I have no idea! But Iâ€™m gonna try to have fun doing it.
8 thoughts on “2009: Challenges – 24 Hour Read-a-Thon”
I hope you have fun too! Oh, and I’m glad you have your priorities straight – Hokie football first!
.-= Kathy´s last blog ..The Queenâ€™s Mistake giveaway winners =-.
I would avoid using too many review books, personally. For one thing, you then have a ton of reviews to write and occasionally some fall by the wayside after the Readathon, and it is always better if those aren’t review books. YA and chick-lit are great Readathon genres, though, so it might be okay. As long as I’m giving unsolicited advice, I actually would recommend pre-selecting some books. The last thing you want is to be starting at all of your bookshelves trying to figure out what to read in the middle of the Readathon. I usually make a pile of 3-4 times more books than I could possibly read that are good Readathon books, keep them by me during the Readathon, and choose from there.
.-= Jen – Devourer of Books´s last blog ..Library Loot â€“ October 15, 2009 =-.
I’m not too concerned about the review part… I review everything I read, whether it’s technically a review copy or not. I have a good idea of what books I’ll attack, I just can’t bring myself to pull them from the shelves yet!
I’m slowly thinking about what books to pull out, too.
.-= carol´s last blog ..Ansel Adams in Color =-.
I’m glad to see you’re joining us for the read-a-thon. Having YA and chick lit around is a great idea. If you read graphic novels, try having a few of those around too. Good luck.
.-= Vasilly´s last blog ..Read-a-thon Pile =-.
This says it all: “But Iâ€™m gonna try to have fun doing it.”
.-= Beth F´s last blog ..Fall Read-a-Thon: What’s a Gal to Read? =-.
That’s what I’m doing too. Just going to go with the flow and enjoy myself. Good luck!
.-= Dana´s last blog ..And the winner is… =-.
Sounds like you have the right idea. I’ve gathered quite a stack, but I’m trying to keep myself from scheduling out what I’ll be reading when (which is harder for this compulsive scheduler/organizer).
.-= Ronnica´s last blog ..My Book Stack for the Read-a-thon =-.