I love when Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon comes along. Each time I vow that not only will I start on time, but that I will make it the entire 24 hours. Though I usually fail on both counts.
time around I'm going to focus on YA titles. I'm going to attempt to
read the following:
Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by JK RowlingDearly,
by Lia HabelThe
by Maggie Stiefvater
Update #1 4 hours in 1pm
I started later than I wanted to (9am) and the morning has been filled with quite a few distractions. We got news that relatives from Canada arrived today (we were originally expecting them on Tuesday). So there was some cooking and other things that had to be taken care of today.
despite all that I did get about 150 pages left. I read the first 50
pages of Dearly, Departed and the first 100 of The Goblet of Fire.
I'm hoping that this afternoon will settle and I will get at least
one of these finished. At the moment I have pizza in the oven and am
about to settle on the couch and really focus.
Here are my answers
to the introductory questions:
1) What fine part of the world are
you reading from today? – Maine
2) Which book in your stack are
you most looking forward to? – I'm really excited for Dearly,
Departed. It's my first proper zombie novel.
3) Which snack are
you most looking forward to? – Popcorn probably. I haven't made
some in awhile and I miss it.
4) Tell us a little something about
yourself! – I work in a library and it's the best job ever.
If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing
you’ll do different today? This time around I'm not going to
pressure myself to read all the books on my list. I'm just going to
go at my own pace and enjoy this one.
I don't know why this post is formatting so weird. I don't
really like it nor can I figure out how to fix it. Somehow everything
is becoming double spaced. I don't like at all.
This readathon has so far kind of been a bust for me so far. I've only read about 200 pages total and life really got in the way today. I got a call from a friend I hadn't talked to in ages and that turned into a three hour conversation and I ended up having to bake cookies which is quite a time consuming process.
I'm feeling really bummed about how today has gone and really unmotivated. Part of me kind of just wants to go to bed, but I really want to finish one book.