The first activity of the read-a-thon is a short little meme that has become the Hour 1 tradition. Here goes:
Where are you reading from today?
For the most part, I'll be sitting on the love seat in my family room, with my feet on the ottoman and my laptop computer nearby. I might decide to venture out of the house this year for a bit, maybe to the library or to a favorite cafe, but we'll have to see how it goes.
Three facts about me:
- I have been a fan of books since I first learned how to read with Dick and Jane.
- I love Diet Coke with Lime, Mexican food, and chocolate - all of which I intend to consume in the course of the read-a-thon.
- I'm addicted to Facebook and goodreads, and I also enjoy Twitter. You can follow my Tweets here.
I've posted photos of my read-a-thon piles here.
Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (e.g., number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
I would love to read at least five books and to stay awake for all twenty-four hours. However, I think that might be too ambitious, so I'm really going to just enjoy myself - and I won't beat myself up about it if I don't meet my goals.
Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
This is my seventh read-a-thon, and I recommend that no one worry about doing everything. Just do what seems like fun and enjoy!