3/4/11

Its Read-a-thon time!!!!

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The official start date - April 9th! My daughter and I are all signed up. I am number 8! Woot woot, I wanted to be number 1, but 8 is pretty good. Who else is doing this? Let me know if you are so we can visit each other.
My daughter is trying to get the day off work, then she'll come over here and we will do it together. That is one of my "helpful hints".

Helpful hints (for newbies) -

1.  Try to do it with someone else, even for just part of the time. You can keep each other awake.
2.  Read short books! I make it a habit to read nothing over 250 pages, YA books work well.
   (My friend Shanyn at "Chick loves Lit" has a great YA book review site if you need some suggestions for books.)
3.  Get good snacks! Go grocery shopping before hand and get snacks that you really like and that will keep you awake. And snacks that you can eat one handed, LOL, so you can still read of course!
4.  Change positions and or chairs. If you keep moving around it will help wake you up.
5.  Do little mini exercises and stretches.
6.  I do some of the challenges to win prizes, but I only do the quick ones. Some of them are just too time consuming.
7.  Save the more exciting book for last!
8.  Keep a notebook and pencil next to you to keep track of start and stop times and how many pages and titles of books.

I do hope some of my bloggy friends sign up!

8 comments:

  1. Good luck Wendy. I'm going to just do it on my own without signing up. Sammy doesn't let me sit for long yet so there's no point in committing to something. lol. I bet you'll have fun. I wish my mom wanted to do stuff like this.

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  2. Good luck! I've never done one of these and I don't quite understand how they work...

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  3. Aw thanks for the shout out! I can't wait to see what you pick!! I actually might be able to do this readathon because it's spring break here so I can't substitute teach that week anyway!!

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  4. Again...already? I fail at thise miserablly. Mainly because I have guitar on Saturday and just puts a wrench in my day. Have fun.

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  5. That sounds like so much fun doing the readathon with someone else! I have guests in town that weekend, but I'm hoping to attempt one of these some day.

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  6. thanks, I will do the relig one.

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  7. This sounds so fun! I will consider it. It just depends on how caught up I am with finals prep :(. I'm a new follower!

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  8. Thanks for the info on this! I might try it :)

    Also, just wanted to let you know I gave you an award. I posted about it here: http://femalebookreader.blogspot.com/2011/03/im-lovely.html

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