Friday, October 3, 2008


I read about a Read-a-Thon over at Reader's Respite. Led by Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf (, I thought it sounded super cool and decided to enter.

I know for sure I won't be able to read for 24 hours or even attempt to (I rewuire lots of sleep!), but I will try my hardest and read as much as I can on October 18. Since I'm still a teenager, there will be tons of distractions such as little siblings, calls to do the dishes, and...myspace.

I've already made my list of books I want to read. It is suggested that you read short books so you feel a sense of accomplishment to keep on reading. After reading Eva's Blog, I am really excited!

My list is:
Of Mice and Men
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (does this count as one or two books?)
The Red Pony
Howl and Other Poems
The Little Prince
The Last Lecture
The Old Man and the Sea
Girl, 13

This is a lot of books, but I want to have some options. All but one of these books were already on my TBR list. The only one that isn't really short is 1984, and I'm not sure I'll be reading it for the read-a-thon, but I will definitely be reading it. As far as goals go, I don't have any except to read as much as I can.

I'm not quite sure how I will balance reading/blogging time with this, but make sure you stop by a few times on October 18 to see how I'm doing. Are you doing the read-a-thon? Have you ever done a read-a-thon? Any tips you want to give me? Comment here!


Eva said...

I'm glad my blog made you excited about the read-a-thon! And don't worry; as long as you're on the list of readers, you'll be getting visits from cheerleaders. :D

Michele said...

Oh, I hope you participate! I'll be working that day, so I'm hoping I'll be able to follow all of you that do.