I wasn’t a blogger when a woman named Dewey, who blogged at The Hidden Side of a Leaf, began hosting a 24 hour Read-a-thon. When she suddenly passed away in 2008 there was much sadness in the book blogging community. I’ve read some of those old posts and comments, and I admit I got teary reading them.
I believe it was 3 years ago that I attempted my first Read-a-thon, and sadly it was not very successful. I was out of town with my husband. He was at a conference all day, but that evening we had to attend a dinner etc. I did make the right decision to also sign up to be a cheerleader that first year. I loved taking my unfocused thoughts to other book blogs to cheer others on! I also participated in small challenges…a great way to make me feel a little better about what I was doing, there was support and others participating.
I’m happy this year’s date is on a weekend I’m not away from home, or committed to anything else. I’m lovingly told my husband and son that while I don’t require 100% silence I am planning on reading or listening to audio all day. My dilemma is to sleep until I wake up and just read from them, I’m a night owl so staying up til 2 or 3 is the norm. I could also attempt to get up and start at 8 or 9am and then I’ll likely either need to nap or go to bed early. I have no idea!
I have some smaller books pulled out, and a book I am reading. Here’s a picture I took today. Sorry it’s small.
I have all kinds of snacks available, healthy and not so healthy. I have plenty of drinks, coffee, water, iced or hot tea, diet soda.
So here’s to everyone participating, or cheering or just thinking of those of us who are reading!!! Have a great day of reading!!