Hour 6: Raising Readathoner

Hi, Courtney here again keeping you going into Hour 6. I got to thinking and over the years I have had many companions in readathon. But my favorite has been my son. While he’s pretty young for readathon, I’ve always tried to include him even if it was just a picture book or two. The picture above was an effort to include him in both my and his very first readathon. It seems so very long ago. Today I know my fiend Jenn at JennsBookshelves has young readers joining in with her. Do you have young readers at your side? Are you raising a readathoner?

Author Heather Vogel Frederick wanted to give a little something to those out there reading with a companion. She’s offered signed copies of two of her works: Wish You Were EyreΒ and Once Upon a Toad. They are the perfect gift to any young reader in your life or even yourself. So just share who you are reading with whether it be your little one, a book blogging buddy at a distance or your favorite furry friend. I will randomly pick one lucky reader who shares below in the next hour to win and announce the winner in Hour 7. In the meantime keep reading…you’re on a roll.

Mini Challenges

Through the Tea Leaves from Katrina’s Reads

Still Ongoing

Book Spine Poetry from Capricious Reader

Blackout Poetry from Elizabeth-Michelle

Door Prize Winners Announced –

Stephanie from Inspiring Insomnia

Caro from A Girl That Likes Books

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Cheerleader Winner

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43 thoughts on “Hour 6: Raising Readathoner”

  1. I’m reading remotely with a group on friends on LJ – we keep our journals updated and comment on each others’ blogs to cheer each other on πŸ™‚

  2. I’m reading at a distance with my friend Cassandra (Bonjour Cass). I’ve never done any book blogging, but love reading and am excited to join in the fun!

  3. I will be reading with Gage (3 next week) in the half hour before bed. We keep our library circulation rate up with all of the new books I bring home every week. He loves it.
    And, I posted my mini-challenge because I thought it was supposed to be at 1 πŸ™
    It’s up early I guess.

  4. I’m encouraging my 9 year old daughter, Avery, to read with me for a while today. And assorted Chihuahuas are passing through when they need a cuddle. I have 4 in the chair with me at the moment!

  5. I’ll be reading with my dogs … and the little one currently in his 7th month of growing inside of me! I can only hope that one day my little babe is a reader just like his mom. To prepare, I’ve gotten TONS of books for his shelves, and I know we’ll be going to the library lots. πŸ™‚

  6. I’m reading with my 6 year old son. This is our second read-a-thon together. He was super excited for today’s event and is joining in as he wishes (he is currently listening to an audiobook while playing with legos. I love that this is something we can do together that promotes the enjoyment of reading.

  7. I usually read with my 2-year old daughter, but right now she’s napping. She already loves to read and has about 15 books or so out of the library at a time…nevermind when she his the library sale with mom,…then her own book collection starts rising

  8. Not a problem Stacy…we won’t have the link up until then. If you get any early entries…not a big deal. No worries during readathon!

  9. I am reading with my best friend! I live in North Carolina and she Lives in Florida so it is fun to be able to be a part of an event together! Plus gives us an excuse to chat away! πŸ™‚

  10. I’m reading with the dog. Or rather I am reading and the dog is ignoring me. But she is here and looking at me reproachfully because she thinks we should be going for a walk!

  11. I really have no book buddies here with me. I’m completely alone in the house. But I consider the 400+ participants in this readathon as my book reading buddies. It’s nice to hear their updates & reactions to the book they’re reading. πŸ™‚

  12. This is my 8th Read-a-Thon and my son Sam has read with me each time. He is reading with me today–Sam is 18 now and a high school senior! I realize this may be the last time we do this together -as he will be away to college next year. Actually I was on the fence about reading along this time around, but Sam really wanted to, and eventually got me all enthused about it. I love this kid.

    I put this post together last year when he was high school junior (October 2012) chronicling Sam’s participation from age 13 to now!


  13. Your picture is adorable! I’ve got two sons who said they might pick up a book later today and one who thinks this whole reading thing is crazy. πŸ™‚

  14. My five year old daughter sleepily came downstairs this morning and asked, “Mommy, what are you doing?” I told her, “I’m reading all day today.” She promptly sat down on the couch, grabbed her favorite Little Critter book from the kids’ book basket by the couch and announced “I want to do that too.” I quickly got a photo and posted it, lol. She lasted a good 45 minutes.

    But I’m most proud of my seven year old son who actually is participating in the readathon this year and has already finished up the first Percy Jackson book this morning (we started it earlier in the month) and promptly asked for book 2 in the series. He is taking this readathon thing quite seriously!

  15. Adorable photo, Courtney!

    In 2008 my daughter Elisabeth (then 18) and I read together. We’re doing it again this year – although this time she’s at her apartment 30 miles away.

  16. I’m reading with my wife and our three cats, who are over-the-moon that we’re sitting still on the couch! No need to enter me in this giveaway — but so tickled there’s a nice prize. It’s lovely having a reading companion!

  17. My daughter has been reading with me for years during these readathons! Even now as she is getting a little older, she still gets excited for them, even if she doesn’t participate quite as much. I’ve found the perfect age for kids to participate is about 10 to 12 years old. They love it!

  18. That’s so cute! πŸ™‚
    I don’t have kids or any small relatives but I am reading with my two doggies and they are loving all the cuddle time !
    I have to say the hourly challenges are turning out to be SO MUCH FUN.
    My whole fam thinks i’m nuts but gosh this is a blast.

  19. Our furry friends also make amazing reading companions…my 12 year old westie/cocker mix is at my feet as I host.

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