Anyway, I just got back from my morning run (the weather is actually below 90 degrees so I had to jump at the chance!) and I am PUMPED up!! ("American Boy" by Estelle and Kayne on my itunes definitely helps with the pumping up).
MINI CHALLENGE: HOUR 1
Darcy put up the first little mini challenge--getting to know the other contestants:
Where are you reading from today?
***Stinky, hot, sunny, Dallas Texas (north Dallas)--wait, I'm the only stinky part from my run. Whewwwwwwy
3 facts about me
***This read-a-thon scares the crap out of me
***I am going to Argentina in a week to visit my sister!!!! Soooooooo excited
***I've been happily married for a little over two years and we have a dog and a cat.
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
***My entire library--over 200 books! Ha ha. I'm a slow reader (average about 30-40 pages an hour), so I'm hoping to get through a book and a half realistically--more ideally. ;)
Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
***I'd like to finish The Translator--and with 30 pages an hour I should be able to get it finished by dinner time (if I don't spend too much time blogging!!). It is easy for me to get caught up in blogging, so I'm going to try and keep it to a minimum (maybe a few minutes each hour or every other hour). I'd also like to try and get well into another book--I keep changing my mind on what that will be, though. I thought Fannie Flagg because I love her characters, then Half of a Yellow Sun because I've heard it is dificult to put down...I have no idea!!
Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
***Keep it simple and fun!!! I've never done a readathon before, so I don't really have any advice--yet.
Laura--I sooooo wish you were here doing this with me. :(