Happy Easter, if that’s your cup of tea! If not, then happy Sunday.
A week from yesterday is a gloriously fun day: Dewey’s Read-a-Thon! That’s 24 hours of reading (by those who can go that long without sleep, at least) by participants around the world. The event happens twice a year, in the spring and fall, and is one of my favorite activities. No readathon would be complete without a prep post, so here we go!
First Up: The Books
I love perusing my shelves in preparation for a day spent reading. In the past, I’ve assembled towering stacks. I never make it through more than a couple of books, though, so this year I’m going easy on myself. Here’s the pile:
Ella Minnow Pea is on my TBR Pile Challenge list, and The ACB with Honora Lee is for review. I’m guessing they’ll both be quick reads, which I have learned from experience is a good thing when you’re going to spend hours reading. I’m already just over halfway through The Cunning Man, so hopefully I’ll be able to finish that one up as well. If I miraculously make it through those three, I have plenty more on my shelves I can grab! I’ll also have an audiobook going, though which one I haven’t yet decided. Either Eleanor & Park or The Girl of Fire and Thorns. That way I can “read” while I do the dishes, quilt, or take a walk.
Next Up: The Plans
This is the first readathon in several years for which I’ve been able to clear my schedule completely. It’s also the first time I’ll be participating from the west coast instead of the east coast. That means the event starts at — *gasp* — 5 am! My husband is doing it with me (another first), which adds some extra motivation. We may or may not actually be up and reading at 5, and no way will I be able to stay up until 5 am on Sunday, but I’m planning to make it through at least two thirds of the event! And very much looking forward to it, too.
I anticipate plenty of reading and listening interspersed with some cheerleading fun and some mini-challenge goodness. I’ll share updates in a single event-day post here on Erin Reads. I’m quite excited to get to throw myself into the event again. Woo!
What about you?
Are you readathon-ing? Let me know so I can stop by and say hi! If you’re not but you’d like to, go sign up!