Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dewey's Read-A-Thon: To Read or Not To Read

Over the last several weeks, I have been debating participating in today's read-a-thon.  I participated a couple of years ago and did not have much luck.  I tend to like the week-long read-a-thons better because I have more success (though this last one was a total bust!).  However, this morning I am feeling like today is the day to participate!  I am going to give it another try. Though I may not update often, I will try to post at least one around the half-way point and a wrap-up when all is said and done.

To kick things off this morning, I will start with the introduction survey . . .

1.  What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

The Midwest, as usual, but if you usually follow me, you will know that I am in the St. Louis area these days!

2.  Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Since I just decided to join in today, I really have not even gathered up my stack!  I really am just looking forward to catching up on The Passage by Justin Cronin for #TuesBookTalk, maybe reading Fables #7 by Bill Willingham, and maybe a short or two by Joe Hill in 20th Century Ghosts.  BUT, I am not limiting myself and may stray a bit from this list!

3.  Which snack are you most looking forward to?

As I mentioned, I am not prepared!  I do not even know what my options may be!!

4.  Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am going to stick with my usual description in 140 characters or less:  Book lover, literacy advocate, full-time academic advisor, part-time blogger, freelance writer, Armchair BEA co-founder/organizer, wife, & mother of 2.  BUSY!

5.  If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what's one thing you'll do different today?  

The last time I participated was a couple of years ago.  This time around, I hope to just read and relax, not be so structured or stressed about following the structure.  Today will be my day of reading and relaxation!!

Tell Me:  Are you reading today for Dewey's Read-A-Thon?  What's on your list?


  1. Glad to see you joining in! I'm starting with The Infernals by John Connolly. You should grab The Gates today! From chapter one, I'm remembering just how hilarious and dark this series is. Enjoy your day! :)

    1. Kristen M. ... Thank you! I'm not sure I will get to The Gates today as my reading as been a bit slow. BUT, I am hoping to start it soon!!!

  2. No worries. I don't get as much done as others do, but I like having the option of picking away at my reading. :) I'm excited to see what you do today!

    1. Becky ... Same here!! It's been a nice relaxing day of reading so far! Good luck to you!!

  3. Best of luck! I've been audio book listening more these days verses actual reading. ;)

    1. Amateur Novelist ... Thanks! I really need to get back into audios. I took a break from them and just have yet to return.


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