Saturday, October 18, 2014

Read-a-thon October 2014 Start!

Here is my opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Cincinnati, Ohio - actually about 30 minutes north of downtown  :)

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Red Dawn by Jamie McQuire, but I want to finish a few books I have already started first.  My kiddos are reading with me so I am looking forward to reading Cupcake Club with my 8 year old and Little Critter books with my 5 year old.  In reality during the day these are probably the books I will be reading.  :)  I have a reading sticker chart for them to help keep them motivated.  We have also made reading maps (locations where they read at like a map and color the picture in or cross them off when they read there).  I may have to re-pull that trick out of my hat! :)
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?carmels and twizzlers and coffee with pumpkin cream!  I have chi tea for the girls :)

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I have been participating in the read-a-tons for about 6 or 7 years - I remember being pregnant with my 5 year old during one of them but not knowing it! :)  I couldn't figure out why I was so exhausted - I thought this getting old is the pits!  Then a week or so later I realized I was pregnant - no wonder I was so tired!  It was a great reason to be tired!

We will take a break at 10 EST to sell candy bars for an American Heritage Girls fund raiser. After that we will reading in our PJ's in a very mess house!  I really think I should change my blog name to Housekeeping Fail or Gone Reading or something :)  Let me know if you have any fun ideas!

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
Everything will be different for me today - after years of only being able to read a few hours I decided this year to incorporate my kiddos.  I am reading with two girs (8 and 5) and a little guy who will be 1 next Friday.  My 8 year old is very excited and can read books on her own but likes to read them together, so I think I will be reading with her a lot.  Though right now she is reading Captin Underpants - not a favorite of mine.  I have been working on trying to get her to finish books vs just reading a few chapters and going to another so we will see how that works. 

As a side note, I am trying this new site called with my daughter which gives you points after taking a quiz when you finish a book.  I have signed up to write some quizes so I will be making questions as I read with her.


CaroG said...

I hope you are enjoying your reading time! #TeamKing

Shauna Williams said...

Hope all is going well and you're reading some fun things! You can do this :D

Karsyn Smith said...

I hope you all are having a great time!! :) Look forward to seeing how your day has continued.

Zsi said...

We haven't heard you in a while! How's the reading going? I hope you're having tons of fun today! #TeamKing