Saturday, October 9, 2010

An Excuse to Read All Day!

It's finally here!  I'm so excited to be participating in Dewey's 24-hour read-a-thon again and I'm also hosting a mini-challenge later today.  Be sure to check that out.  To start off (I'm only about two hours late getting up...as usual) I'm doing the hour 1 meme:

Where are you reading from today? 

From the comfort of my recliner chair, bed, and possibly porch (ok, in Utah)

3 facts about me

-I burned to a crisp an attempted batch of lemon bars (left the apartment while they were still in the oven) - won't be snacking on those!
-I'm one of those wishing that the hot summer weather would come back...
-Though now that I said that, I really want a cup of hot chocolate and a scone!

 That ain't brownies, friends!

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
That looks like eleven - plus an audio and one on my kindle.  Make that thirteen.

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon?
I'm not going to be expecting much of myself as far as time commitments.  I'd like to get a handful of books finished, but I'll be happy with three.  I'm also hoping to do a few mini-challenges, but not nearly as many as I did last time.  More time reading for me.  I'm aiming for about 12-14 hours of reading time today.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

Get comfortable - you don't want to have a crick in your neck from all that reading!

I'll probably just be just updating this post for a while, so check back to this for changes:

Title of book(s) currently reading: The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe & The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan
Number of books read since you started: finished 1, started 2, continued with 1
Pages read since last update: 110
Running total of pages read since you started: 306
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1.75 hours

Running total of time spent reading since you started: 4.75 hours
Mini-challenges completed: 4

And, as an added bonus picture for the hour 5 meme from My Read Room, here's some of my signed books:

Best of luck to those who are participating!

If you buy through my Amazon linkage, I will get a very small percentage


  1. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  2. Have fun! Those lemon bars...hmm too bad they didn't turn out...

  3. Oh no! About the Lemon bars... :( But I hope you're having fun reading today!

  4. Judy Blume's always a good reading choice-anytime! Have fun!

  5. I really enjoyed The Day the Falls Stood Still. Happy reading!

  6. softdrink - wow that is some awesome blessing!

    Thanks everyone (also for the sympathy about my lemon bar disaster)!

  7. I've taught myself that I cannot leave the kitchen while baking...I'm horrible!

    Hope that hasn't kept you from reading!

  8. Hiya!!! Stopping in for the challenge! I'm your newest follower! I love finding new blogs!

    I'm hosting Hour 19 *yawn* haha

    Stop on in! I'll be back! I'm just taking a look around this afternoon!
    Susie http://goo.gl/T8NY

  9. I love your stack! Looks like you have some great books to choose from!

  10. 1, 2, 3, 4
    Hope your book isn’t a bore
    5, 6, 7, 8
    And your readathon is going great!

  11. LOL. Love the lemon bars picture (sorry, but it's funny) - I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does things like that! The readathon sounds like so much fun. Enjoy your books!

  12. Thanks everyone for your support (and for making me feel not so bad about burning the lemon bars)!


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