1. I rechecked the sign up sheet, and I was #40 on the original list.
2. Last year I read for 11 hours, which doesn't sound stellar even to me, so I'm going to at least try to reach 12!
3. Last year I read 3 books. This year I'd like to read 4.
See, nothing big, but I am going to push myself a little. Now for the starting meme hosted by Dewey's Read-a-thon:
Where are you reading from today? I'll be reading from home. I know I'll be switching locations though, and at one point I have to run to the library, so I'll be listening to a book in the car! :)All right. I'm off to go grab my book and start reading. I'm also going to simultaneously be fixing my breakfast!
3 facts about me … 1) Yesterday was my b-day and I, admittedly, planned my participation as a "day after" present to myself! 2) I teach high school English in Utah, but my mom lives in Hawaii, where I spend my time off. AND 3) I'm a HUGE Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan. In fact, I worry about annoying people during March Madness.
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? Over 30. Yep, I tried to narrow it down, but gave up. I decided to just draw from my shelves for today, which is a combination of library books, Advanced Review Copies, books I've won, and books I've purchased and been waiting to read.
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 try to keep my goals modest, as I'm sure sleep will rule out at some point, so I'm just going to try to best my last Read-a-thon goals and read 4 books and 800+ pages today! I'm kind of excited! :)
If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? Don't get overwhelmed with how much others are reading. Enough said. I stay up as long as I can, but I don't kill myself off trying to stay up the entire 24 hours. Since I want this to be a fun experience, I just put into it what I can and enjoy all the company I know I have out there who are reading with me!
Just a quick note. I won't be posting every hour, but planned on posting every three so that I could keep on a roll with my reading. I might be back in from time to time though for a challenge! If you're reading today as well, then happy reading.