I am always excited to see an upcoming readathon, especially Dewey's 24 hour ones, but for some reason the fall one always lands on insanely busy weekend. This year was no different and I had to decide between participating in the readathon or going to the RI Children's Book Festival. Since Munchkin is still a little young for the festival I decided to participate in the readathon since it may be one of my last fall ones for a few years. To find out more and to sign up yourself visit Dewey's Page.
My last Dewey Readathon in the spring went really well, I did a lot of reading (even managed over 18 hours of just reading time). I did not get to participate in the social side as much as I would have liked but that is okay too. This time around I don't anticipate getting to participate in either as much as I like. After a week of me being away from home Hubby is going to want me to take over with Munchkin a bit. I also have a minor surgery coming up next week and I need to get the house ready for that too.
I have made some adjustments in my planned reading list to have shorter books and ones I can share with Munchkin. Would you like to see my books? Silly question huh? That is the whole reason you are here!
My Book List:
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi for Re-Read Challenge
Bunnicula for Re-Read Challenge
A Dog Named Christmas for Mount TBR, Reading Across the States & Advent Reads
When Will it Snow for Children's Book & to share with Munchkin
The Gingerbread Man for Children's Book & to share with Munchkin
Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever for Children's Book & to share with Munchkin
Her Christmas Bonus for Advent Reads
Deck the Holls for Advent Reads
A Christmas Jar for Santa for Advent Reads
Picturing Christmas for Advent Reads
Message in a Bauble for Advent Reads
In the Clear for Advent Reads
I will also continue with the audio book of The Help
Potentially also whatever book I am on in the Daughters of the Glen Series or Throne of Glass Series.
Of course, this is just a preliminary list, I will work on the details and narrowing the list in the days before the readathon. Of course I will also have to work on a menu for the readathon (last time I made way too many snacks).
A Couple Goals:
I don't think I set any specific goals last time but will this time.
1. Read/listen for 10+ hours
2. Finish 13 books
3. Read at least 700 pages
4. Update regularly on Twitter
5. Post updates here every 6-8 hours
6. Read and have fun, of course!
So are you going to read for the readathon? Any special books planned? What are your goals?