April 10th: The Spring 2010 24hr Read-A-Thon!
The 2010 Spring read-a-thon is just about upon us! Woot! Who else is excited about reading for 24 hours??! Okay, so I’m actually not going to be reading for the full 24 hours, because I NEED MY SLEEP! Otherwise I become scary zombie monster and a) can’t do that to my poor husband and b) it’s my birthday on Sunday and would like to be somewhat pleasant for the festivities! Also, the Pacific start time is 5 am, and I’m pretty sure that time doesn’t even exist. Really, there’s a five o’clock in the morning?? Sounds like a myth to me.
My plan is to surface around 8 am and read until midnight. If I manage 15 hours of reading time, I’ll be pretty darn happy. If you want to see how I’m doing throughout the day, I’m going to have one post I’ll continue to update with my progress.
In addition to reading, I’m also a cheerleader (Go Team Byron!!), so hopefully I’ll be able to pop by and see how everyone’s doing at some point during the day! Okay, so maybe not everyone, because guys, there are like 300 people participating and I do want to read at some point ;)
Also, I’ll be hosting a mini-challenge around mid-‘thon, so there will be no shortages of excitements going on over here.
I participated in the read-a-thon for the first time in October and decided I would start off by just cheerleading. Visiting all those gazillions of blogs did make me wish I was doing more reading, but it also let me see some of the awesome things people were doing with the ‘thon. Such as, giving money to charity! This idea stuck with me, and I’ve decided to give $5 for each book I read to The International Justice Mission, an awesome organization I was introduced to earlier this year. From the IJM Canada website:
International Justice Mission is a human rights organization that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, slavery and oppression. A multi-national team of law enforcement professionals and a highly qualified legal staff conduct criminal investigations and collect evidence to rescue victims and bring perpetrators to justice.
Like I said, awesome, right?
Okay, so what books do I plan on reading? These are the books I have stacked up, all set to be read, in the order I plan on reading them:
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
84, Charring Cross Road by Helen Hanff
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Uglies by Scott Westerfield
I’m not a super speedy reader, so I’ll be thrilled if I get through even 3-4 of these books. Plus, I’ve got a nice stack still on my bookshelf if I need more or if I decide I want to read something else.
Now I just need to work on my stack of snacks!
If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time! For details and the full list of participants, head over here.
If you are participating, have you picked out your books? What snacks do you recommend to get through the day?