Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another Read-a-Thon Update

Well, I didn't bother to read any posts at the official web site—I just plunged right into posting and reading. I've now finished reading Mark of the Lion and will put into my “To Be Mailed” stack instead of the “To Be Read” stack. But now having taken a look at the official site and the various challenges—which I'm having some trouble figuring out time frames/limits for—I see a nice meme to start off the event. Even if I'm too late in responding, it provides a good introduction:

  • Where are you reading from today?
  • 3 facts about me …
  • How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
  • 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)?
  • If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?

Where am I reading from today? Well, the only answer that is likely to be accurate for the entire 24 hours is “within 30 miles” of my home in Sanger, Texas. I already have the habit of reading in the car (no, I'm not driving at the time) and reading at meals, so the big difference for me today is that I'll spend much more time reading and less roaming all around the Internet.

3 facts about me … First I'm an avid and voracious reader; mostly fiction and many different genres. Second, I'd say that books constitute a big part of my leisure time. Not only do I read a lot, but the two online communities where I spend most of my time are BookObsessed and MobileRead. And the third fact I'll share right now is that I own two electronic book readers: a first generation Kindle and a Sony PRS-505. I think it's only fitting that I use both of them at some point during this 24-hour Read-a-Thon.

How many books do I have in my TBR pile for the next 24 hours?I didn't set aside any books specifically for the Read-a-Thon. There are 29 books registered at BookCrossing which I owe to various members of BookObsessed, and I will probably start one more in that stack sometime during the day. I also have a book checked out from the library that I need to read so it can be returned; 'way too many electronic books queued up on my Kindle and Sony readers; and I just received a new book from Bibliocrates which meets the suggestion to pick something short and fun to read—Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich.

Do I have any goals for the read-a-thon?My only goal is to stick with this for the full 24 hours. I'll try to spend 10 minutes or so each hour reading about reading—not only blogs associated with the Read-a-Thon, but also the fora at the two online communities I frequent.

And, since this is my first Read-a-Thon, I don't have any advice to recommend at all.

1 comment:

  1. 2 eReaders! WOW! I want to get one someday :) best of luck today with your reading goals.