Hi! Amanda here from Fig and Thistle! I’ll be your co-host for the next few hours.
I can relate to how that little fellow feels. I cry a bit when I’m trying to read on my lunch-break and I’m constantly interrupted. I just wanna read! Waaahhhh!
That’s my favorite part of read-a-thon, reading for hours on end! I have to remind myself to be kind to my brain, eyes, and body and move around and do other things. Luckily, my kids help me with that! I may stay squirreled away and reading for hours (thanks, husband!) but when I emerge for a break I like to involve my kids in read-a-thon. Okay, I don’t force my teenager, she is doing her thing, but my two little ones Atticus (nearly 5) and Persy Jane (2 1/2) are eager to read, visit the library, watch an episode of Reading Rainbow (streaming on Netflix and Amazon!) and even play read-a-thon.
Here is Atticus prepping his tent for read-a-thon. Stacks of books are ready in the tent and Dr. Doom, Spider-man, and Naked Cabbage Patch Baby are ready to read.
When you feel the need to take a break from reading, think about spending that time prepping the next generation of read-a-thoners! This isn’t just for parents; read to a neighborhood kid, niece, nephew, etc…. Or you could donate some time, books, or money to a literacy group or library.
Remember, read-a-thon is about fostering a community of readers and our little book lovers count!
If the links below don’t work immediately, forgive us! Sometimes the permalinks we receive expire or need updating at the last moment. We’re on it!
- The Ugly Cover Pitch
- Goodreads Road Trip Challenge (if you don’t have Goodreads)
- Readathon Kids Challenge
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