I’m participating in Dewey’s Read-a-Thon tomorrow, starting at 7am. This will be my first 24 hour read-a-thon! I’m excited about it for that fact alone, but also because this will be my last big reading event before Finals week, moving in with my boyfriend, and starting my new job. Wow, that’s a lot!
For this read-a-thon, I won’t have any distractions from my boyfriend since he’ll be on a road trip with his buddies. To prepare, I’ve put together a small stack of books to read, two of which are books I’d like to finish: Inkspell by Cornelia Funke, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket, and The BFG by Roald Dahl. I have an entire book shelf of “alternates” to choose from in case I either finish all of these or get tired of one of them. I highly doubt either of those will happen. I’m sticking to “light”, easy reads that I know will keep my attention, keep me awake (especially late into the night/early morning), and can be zipped through quickly so that I feel like I’m accomplishing something. My other preparations will be insuring before the end of today that I have enough good, easy to prepare meals and snacks. I already have more than enough tea, but I might go buy an early morning coffee from the shop down the street, since I’ll be getting up around 6am.
I’ll be attempting to stay awake and reading the entire 24 hours. My breaks will be my update posts here, about every 3 hours, and possibly some mini-challenges. My updates will be what I’ve read and eaten, total pages, and total time.