The 24 Hour-Read-A-Thon Begins!

Not eleven minutes ago, the 24 hour read-a-thon officially began. This year I’m even more excited because I signed up to be a cheerleader! Yeah! This particular position eluded me in High School as I was neither blonde, into blue sparkly eyeshadow, or showing my bum as I walked. However, now is the perfect time to dwell in what I do best: Read! And, Support Others Who Read!

Be sure to check out the main page for the read-a-thon throughout the day as there will be not only tips, but exciting mini-challenges as well. Here’s the first one:

Our first mini-challenge for you is the Hour 1 meme that Darcy wrote up quite a few read-a-thons ago. I’d alter it but I’m all about traditions, man!

Where are you reading from today?

  • I’ll continue with The Brothers Karamazov, and move on to a variety of ARC’s…plus, I want to knock of a few challenge reads for both Clover, Bee and Reverie as well as the Once Upon A Time IV.

3 facts about me…

  • I began blogging in 2006, on Blogger, and it wasn’t specifically a book blog then.
  • This is only my second read-a-thon ever.
  • I can never remember a time in my life when I couldn’t read.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

  • Shelves and shelves and shelves? All over my flipping house?! I also have a number of audio books on  my iPod, but that would be the kiss of death: listening equals sleeping to me.

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)?

  • My main goal is not to get frustrated that my husband invited his mother and his aunt, both of whom I love, to lunch. Today! I know! How can I read when I’m entertaining?!

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?

  • See Debnance‘s post on Read-a-thon Lite. She cracks me up with her wonderful perspective.

Happy First Hour, everyone! I’ll be around cheerleading today, especially those I’ve been assigned to!

17 thoughts on “The 24 Hour-Read-A-Thon Begins!”

  1. Good luck to you, Bellezza! Me, not so much as a cheerleader in high school either! :-)Have fun today! I'm off for my coffee and book.


  2. I was so into sparkly blue eye shadow…but not cheerleading…even then I was more into books:) I will reading and cheering along with you. Have only made the tiniest dent in BrosK but hope to make some progress today…reading on the whim so will see what happens. Happy reading!


  3. I didn't know you were a cheerleader (for the read-a-thon)! Go team! :)My first hour went swimmingly. I'm enjoying my book and eager to get back to it. Need to post my update, check-out the mini challenge, and get back to my book. Oh, and my day will be interrupted, too. We're meeting some friends for a beer at 2:00. I hope it doesn't make me sleepy. 🙂


  4. I think this is just a great thing! So far the kids are totally into it, the snacks have already come out, and we are racking up our pages! Good luck!


  5. Have fun with the read-athon!I also started my blog without the plan of making it a book blog. I just wanted a place to write my thoughts at the time, but just after 3 or 4 posts, I realized that what better thing I have to talk about but books and literature 🙂


  6. Wasn't a cheerleader in High school either but was on the Flag Corps so had to be at all the games and did have to wear the short skirts. Any way Happy reading!


  7. Good luck with you're reading! Hopefully by the time lunch rolls around you'll have read so much that you'll be happy for a break with family. 🙂


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