Thursday, October 16, 2008

24 hour Read - a - Thon

It's that time again! I'm so excited and have been getting ready for weeks. Requested a lot of books from the library that I had been wanting to get to and setting them aside just for this special day. Had been working on revamping my entire website just for this! And now it's finally time again. Can't wait to get started! This will be my second read-a-thon and I have WAY toned down my expectations this time around. Last time I had some pretty huge goals for what I hoped to accomplish. I picked out a total of 17 books and hoped to read 4 or 5 of them and a total of 2,000 pages. ROFL Boy, was I WAY off!

Turns out I read 3 books with a total of 410 pages. I didn't stay awake for the entire thing and I won't even attempt it this year. I NEEDS my beauty rest! I have bought frozen pizzas and microwave meals to feed the family and think I am pretty well set.

Some of the books I will be reading this go-round are:

Born Standing Up - Steve Martin
G'Day to Die - Maddy Hunter
Murder For Halloween: Tales of Suspense - Edited by Michele Slung and Roland Hartman
The Tapestry: Book 1, The Hound of Rowan - Henry H. Neff
I Feel Bad About My Neck - Nora Ephron
How Starbucks Saved My Life - Michael Gates Gill
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death - Laurie Notaro
All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned in Loehmann's Dressing Room - Erma Bombeck
June Bug - Jess Lourey
Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death - M.C. Beaton

As you may notice, I have lots of humor thrown in. A couple cozy mysteries which I adore, and a few odds and ends.

I would love to hit a total of 500 pages this year, so that will be my goal after 410 last year and I am planning to mix it up from several of the above books and anything else that gets in my way.

Let the reading begin!!!


sharonluvscats80atyahoodotcom said...

This is my first readathon. I have to work so I'm going to be a cheerleader. I'm very excited.

twiga92 said...

My hubby read Born Standing Up by Steve Martin and really enjoyed it. He's a slow reader but got through it fairly quickly so it should be a good book to use for the read-a-thon. Happy Reading!