Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-a-Thon - Hour 1 update

The first hour has passed and here is how it went. I'll probably give updates every hour or two - just brief posts like this. I will also do some blog surfing each hour just to see what is going on. So here's the summary:

Here are my answers for the first mini-challenge and then below is my hour 1 summary:

Where are you reading from today? 
I am starting with A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis and after I finish it I think I will read White Cat by Holly Black.

3 facts about me … 
1.  I have two children, both boys, a husband and a male cat - I am surrounded by boys. 
2.  I love diet mountain dew  
3.  I am addicted to the game Cradle of Persia - I will try to stay off of it today but it is hard. :)

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
I'm not sure - I think I have between 10 and 20 but don't expect to read that many - will probably get through 2-3, depending on how long the books are.

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)?
I haven't really thought about goals.  I hope to read for at least 30 minutes during each of the first 12 hours.  I plan to post every hour or two.  I plan to visit blogs for about 15-20 minutes each hour and I plan to have fun!

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time? 
Have a variety of books ready to read, if you get bogged down in one, put it aside or go and read blogs - this is about fun so make it fun!

My Update:
Hour 1:
Minutes spent reading: 55 (started 5 minutes late trying to get the kids fed and things organized for the day)
Book read:  A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis
Pages read:  70

Thoughts on book - this book is really cute so far and I am intrigued.  It has definitely pulled me right in and I can't wait to get back to it.

The first lines of the book is great:

I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed as a boy, and set off to save my family from impending ruin.

I made it almost to the end of my front garden.


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Nice update - keep on going! I too am filled a houseful of males.... we need days like this :)

Beth F said...

Keep with the reading
You will go far on this day
Take time to enjoy

Haiku #2 inspired by Dawn @ She Is Too Fond of Books

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