Friday, April 9, 2010

Readathon Plan

This time tomorrow I will be reading away! At least that is the plan. Tomorrow is Dewey's Read-a-thon. Go on over and check it out. There is still time to signup! I plan on starting at 7 am unless for some freakish reason my dogs decide to let me sleep in later. Fat chance! I am cleaning house today, doing laundry, making some pasta & meat sauce and a pot of soup for today and tomorrow's dinner so I will not have to cook. For snacks tomorrow I have a bag of munchos, leftover jelly beans and Russell Stover coconut nests (they changed these this year and I am not too happy with the new ones!) from Easter, and carrot and celery sticks. I also have some frozen pizzas in case of emergency! I'm hoping for some nice weather so I can read part of the time outside. If not my bed and my recliner are always cozy. For stretching, I will be reading on my treadmill. I am putting my books in a tote bag so I can move around to a new place pretty easily. I participated in the fall read-a-thon and I was achy the next day from sitting in one spot too long. I'm going to try moving my reading spot several times this time around. I doubt I will make the 24 hours either. I tend to fall asleep when I read late night. We shall see how long I make it this time.

My book list is crazy and I know I won't get to them all but I wanted to have an assortment handy. I am reading House Rules right now. It's very good. I will start the day off with finishing that. I have an audiobook in there in case my eyes get buggy! The list is as follows:

House Rules by Jodi Picoult
Sufficient Grace by Darnell Arnoult
Anne Frank The Book, The Life, The Afterlife by Francine Prose
Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman
Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White
Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
The Trouble With Magic by Madelyn Alt
The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks (audiobook)

If I get just a few books read I will be happy. Last fall I really got into the challenges and ended up not reading near as much as I would like. I really don't have a plan of attack at this point. Any suggestions? If you are participating, what are your plans?


  1. I've always liked the readathons but I never really had a plan when I did it so I'm impressed that you have one! Since I've gone blogless I'm not officially participating but any reading I do will be done in spirit and I hope to cheer some of you readathon bloggers on!

  2. Sounds like you're all ready to go! I don't really have a plan other than pulling some books out, but I think I'm going to make one.

    Have fun!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  3. My plan is much like yours, stacks of books, good snacks, chili made today, and plans on moving around every so often.

  4. Have fun! I can't participate, but I did in the fall and had fun.

  5. Great books! I am intrigued by the Francine Prose book.

  6. Wow, great list. I've heard good things about House Rules. Have fun!

  7. Great list and great snacks! Good luck tomorrow.

  8. Wow! I love your TBR pile. Please let us know what you think of the Jodi Picoult book..I am sending you happy reading vibes from sunny South Florida. I am also a mom, and am trying or will try to read as much as I can in the Dewey Read-A-Thon.


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