Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dewey's 24-Hour-Read-A-Thon Start (well not yet for me)

Well I had hoped for the best with the spring read-a-thon.  Cub Scout campout is next weekend so I was good there, then the monkey wrench of baseball was thrown in.  We were told when the boys' started baseball practice that opening ceremonies would be April 9.  Okay, I can deal with that.  We were told there would be no ball games.  Great, just an hour and a half out of my day.  Of course it didn't stay that way.  Next Logan's team added pictures at 12:00 after opening ceremonies at 10:00.  Then they decided to have games.  Jacob has one at 11:30 and Logan's is at 1:30 (at least I can watch both of them play).  Jacob will also have pictures at 9:10 so we have to be to the fields by 9:00.  So it looks like I will be at the baseball fields from 9am-3:30pm today.  I will probably read during the waiting times, but I may not, my parents will be there and I am sure I will talk with parents.  I will have a book with me and may sneak off some to read.

This first hour of the read-a-thon may yield some reading but I'm pretty sure it will be full of getting boys in uniforms, taking my own pictures and making sure all their equipment is together.  For those of you starting now - have fun - I will do some blog hopping when I get home.

I know when I get home around 4:00 I will start the read-a-thon in earnest.  Hubby will have to handle supper and I plan on reading until I fall asleep :)  I'll update later, but if you want to join in the read-a-thon, it's not too late - head over to the read-a-thon blog and join right in!

So a little about me . . .

1)Where are you reading from today? Beaugiful but not sunny coastal NC
2)Three random facts about me…
  1. I love warm weather and hate cold weather and we have had our coldest winter complete with 4 snows (hey I'm in coastal NC) this past winter
  2. I have two sons, one is 10 and the other is about to be 6 and they couldn't be more different
  3. I love dark chocolate and got me some 100 calorie snacks that involve chocolate and mint to snack on when home today
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Sadly because of my limited day only about 1-2
4)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)?
Just to enjoy this year since I'll be gone the first 8 hours.
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
Enjoy yourself, read when you can, read some blogs and if you have to do something don't stress, just come back to it when you can!


Vasilly said...

Happy reading!

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Give me an R
Give me an E
Give me an A
Give me a D

What does it spell? READ!!

Great philosophy about having fun and taking it easy! Have a great day! ;)

April (BooksandWine) said...

It's the eye of the reader, it's the cream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our bloggers
And the last known survivor stalks his books in the night
And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger

You can do it and rock the roof off the readathon!!!

Pam Pho said...

Hey! keep reading!!!

katrina said...

Hope that your day went well and that you enjoy the reading that you get done when you get home. Good luck

Helena Sparrow said...

Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah Show that book you're readin' who's boss!

Maree said...

I hope you're having fun!! *\o/* *\o/*

Jodie said...

Ah if you'd known maybe you could have read about baseball and made it look like you were researching...something. Hope you're on track now anyway and that your son had fun playing.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Crystal...sorry I was not around much for the Read-a-thon, but it certainly sounds like it was a huge success. Well done!

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