Thursday, June 5, 2008

Read-a-thon Meme!

In honor of Dewey who hosting her 2nd 24 hour Read-a-thon here is a Meme for all of us to pass around until the big day (June 28)!

If I had 24 hours to read, be my goals would be… read, read, read! I would like to set a goal of finishing 3 books or maybe 2,000 pages... that is about 84 pages an hour.

This is what I am going to have to do to get 24 hours of reading…I am going to a hotel! I asked for a hotel room for my Mother's Day gift. :) I know that sounds weird, but for me it's a vacation day from motherhood! My husband is very willing to take over our daughter for the day so I am lucky here (but only for special occasions or short jaunts). I have a friend, Trish who I have convinced to join me for 24 hours of reading. So I think it will be a fun time! How great that I have a friend who wants a break just to read too!!

If someone asked me for recommendations of “can’t put down” books for the read-a-thon, I would recommend:

The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory (I just got done reading this and loved it, but it's a little long probably for the read-a-thon)
Life As We Knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer (this is in diary format and a can't put down book)
One Thousand White Women - Jim Furgus (I read this book 5 years ago and still tell people how wonderful it is - one of my all time top 10 favorites! This is also in Diary Format)

If you participated in the October 2007 read-a-thon:
For you, what was your favorite part of the October read-a-thon and why?
How many hours/ books/ pages were you able to read in the Read-a-thon?
I didn't participate in the October 2007 Read-a-thon, but watched the posts and regretted not being involved!! This time I am signed up!!
When you get done tag 5 people to carry on the Meme. I am going to tag the other read-a-thon cheerleaders:
Eva - Eva has a great post about the read-a-thon last year here if you are interested.
Natasha (I will post her blog link soon)
And Becky - who isn't a cheerleader (yet - he he) but hosts a great book club (where I discovered Susan Beth Pfeffer)
Also if anyone is interested in being a cheerleader please sign up on the read-a-thon site. I am organizing the cheerleaders and it would be great to have more! If you are wondering what this entails it can be just popping into people's sites to encourage them to keep going and/or running a mini-challenge during the read-a-thon (and like the Read-a-thon there aren't any cheer leading police to make sure you stay up the 24 hours!). There are logs of mini-challenge ideas on the cheerleader blog. If you are reading this and want to do the meme leave me a comment! I would love to see your responses!


Dewey said...

A hotel! I should consider going to a bed and breakfast near me and turning off my phone! Are you sure your hotel has good internet access?

Ana S. said...

I've just done the meme. I keep hearing such great things about Life as We Knew It! I sounds like really need to read it, and soon.

Maree said...

I've signed up as a post-on-readathon-blogs cheerleader. :) I'm looking forward to making many "you can do eeet!" comments. :)

Darcie said...

Nymeth - excellent thanks! I LOVED Life as We Knew It! :)

Maree - excellent!! Can't wait to talk with you!

trish said...

I loved One Thousand White Women as well, but a lot of people around the blogosphere (and other friends I know in real life) haven't liked it so much. I DON'T GET IT. Glad you and me are on the same page. :-)