The traditional first activity of the read-a-thon is an introduction meme. Here goes:
Where are you reading from today?
The suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Three facts about me:
- I learned to read with Dick and Jane when I was six years old, and I've not stopped since!
- My reading goal for 2011 is 104 books (an average of two each week) - and I'm nearly on pace to achieve that goal.
- I'm addicted to social media, and you can find me on Facebook, goodreads, and Twitter.
I've got eighteen books picked out for the read-a-thon. If I finish those - just kidding! - or need something else to keep my attention, I've got plenty of others in the house. There is no chance I'll run out of reading material!
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)?
My goals are to actively participate in at least twelve hours of the read-a-thon (while still fulfilling some other commitments of the day and not totally exhausting myself) and to raise some money for the Perpetual Education Fund (by donating 50 cents for every comment I receive on a read-a-thon post, up to a total of $100).
Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
I recommend that everyone just do what seems fun and enjoy! No stressing allowed!