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 bookadventure.com 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.