Good morning all! Are you ready to read?
A few things I wanted to get out there before the reading begins:
- First, THANK YOU to all the cheerleaders, official and un-, who are out there supporting all of us readers. I won’t be replying to comments today, but I want you to know that your dedication and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated!
- Second, I’m sorry to those whose readers and inboxes I’ll be cluttering with my updates. After today, it’s back to not more than once a day, I promise!
- After much pondering, I’ve decided I want my first Readathon to be fun, not stressful. To that end, I’m not going to plow through my books at top speed, because I really don’t enjoy reading that way.
- I’m also not going to count pages and time read in each update. I’m not so much an numbers person, so all that counting every few hours wouldn’t be fun for me. I’ll do all that at the end.
- I won’t be updating hourly; I’m not sure yet what interval will feel doable, but I’m guessing every 2-3 hours.
- I am planning to stop around midnight EST (16 hours in), but I may push a little past that. I’ll post a final update to let cheerleaders know I’m going to bed.
My tentative update format is below. If any of these ends up annoying me or being too time consuming, I’ll just drop them!
Time: 8:00am EST
Read/listened to since last update: N/A
Brief thoughts on what I’ve read: N/A
Other Readathon-related activities: N/A
Where I stand overall:
- The Phantom Tollbooth: 0 / 20 chapters read
- The Reader: 0 / 46 chapters read
- A Most Improper Magic: 0 / 21 chapters read
- The Report (10 chapters done before Readathon): 0 / 48 chapters read
- Something Missing: 0 / 17 chapters read
- Interpreter of Maladies: 0 / 9 stories read
- Housekeeping vs. the Dirt: 0 / 14 essays read
- An Abundance of Katherines: 0 / 19 chapters read
- A Thousand Splendid Suns: 0 / 51 chapters read
- Al Capone Shines My Shoes (audiobook) (5 hrs 40 mins done before Readathon): 5 hrs 40 mins / 7 hrs 51 mins listened to
- Fahrenheit 451 (audiobook): 0 hrs 0 mins / 5 hrs 8 mins listened to
For a little about why I chose each book as well as the authors, please see my initial book selection post.
Let’s get cracking! Have fun, everyone!