readathon

Welcome! And Hour 1

Let the reading begin!

I’m Shesten from I Heart Monster and I will be your host for the first four hours of this fabulous reading frenzy!

The first order of business is to tell us a little bit about yourself.

1)Where are you reading from today?
2)Three random facts about me…
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

I’ll answer them here:
1) Mesa, Arizona, USA.
2) a. I have six cats. b. I am 5’11”. c. I ♥ the Spice Girls (and Monster).
3) one, and I’ll be lucky to finish it!
4) finish Devil’s Kiss by Sarwat Chadda.
5) Plan. Take breaks. Participate in the Mini-Challenges, they’re a nice break. Get a Twitter account if you don’t have one.

Copy these questions to your blog, to Twitter, or to Facebook, then sign the linky below to let us know you’re awake, alive, and reading. Two random participants in the Introduction Meme will be chosen to receive prizes. After you’ve introduced yourselves, get in gear and power through those pages, baby! We did address some light housekeeping last night, and you’ll want to read those notes at some point during the Read-A-Thon if you haven’t already.

Also, don’t forget we still need donations from Prize Angels to help us get prizes where they need to go, for all of our international participants. Consider donating a dollar if you can spare it.


77 thoughts on “Welcome! And Hour 1”

  1. Good morning everyone…. I am up and reading to rumble! (I mean read…. I meant read- I really did!)

    Happy reading everyone! I love that we do this and way to go to the Dewey read A Thon Team who made this possible! I know it is a lot of work behind the scenes.

    Ok… off to more coffee and clearly I need to stick my nose in a book.

  2. I’m really excited about this read a thon! I didn’t think I was going to be able to participate until about a week ago when my day cleared so here I am.

  3. Can I answer the questions here? I will anyway. πŸ˜›

    1)My room.
    2)I’m a vegetarian, I love ABBA and want to be a writer.
    3)About 10.
    4)Well I don’t know if this can be considered a goal, but I want to manage to stay up and read the entire time. I didn’t really sleep well last night so it could be a challenge. πŸ˜›
    5)No, I’m a newbie.

  4. Hey, I’m Sherri from The Passionate Bookcrossing Blog http://sherrisue76.blogspot.com/ .

    1. Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA.
    2. a. I love cats but have to visit other’s since we can’t have any πŸ™ b. I have about 300 some books on my tbr list. c. I love chocolate and anything fattening! Makes it so hard to diet, lol!
    3. I have fourteen books on my tbr pile. Five actual books and the rest on my kindle.
    4. I’d like to finish around 4-7 books today and maybe get about 1,000 pages read to help for my pages read challenge on bookcrossing. I’ll try to comment and do a few challenges if I can.
    5. Pace yourself and take plenty of breaks. Also have the snackage lined up! Don’t go to crazy. I had trouble paying attention last year to sit and acctually read what I had to. I just took my time and did the best I could. This year I have a kindle so that will help me a lot since I’m a fairly slow reader.

  5. Good luck people πŸ˜€ so nice to see everyone is so roared up and ready to READ πŸ˜€

  6. I’m excited for my first read-a-thon. I have more snacks and books than anyone could possibly get through in 24 hours. It’s a great sunny day, so of course I’m spending it inside… off back to bed with tea and The Bonus, by Georgia Lowe.

  7. I’ve been up and reading for over and hr and forty mins. I love some early morning audio fun!

  8. 1. home
    2.likes:orange,Reese Witherspoon,reesc’s pieces
    3.one long book and a bunch of short
    4.stay up for 24 hours
    5.first time

  9. I’m so excited about the read-a-thon. I’ll finally get to read these books, lol. I’m off to a late start, but I’ve nothing planned today except moving my butt from couch to futon to outside steps. You know…activity. πŸ˜‰

  10. I’m up, I’m up. I swear! Gah. I’ll be picking up my first book in 5 minutes! Racing to finish my inbox in time. πŸ™‚

  11. 1)Where are you reading from today?
    Philadelphia, PA
    2)Three random facts about me…
    I am the author and/or editor of six books;
    I am the mother of two bonafide rock stars;
    I am a raging liberal obsessed with rock music;
    3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
    About 50 but realistically, I expect to finish 1-2
    4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
    Nope, but I will now
    5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
    Virgin here, but I’ll be reading said advice!

  12. Hi everyone!

    Our library is in Mineola, TX and Chessie is our beloved library cat. We are on a different time zone, and could only begin the Read-a-thon at 12noon CST. We will be logging in as a group and posting what all our members are reading. We are very excited about this event and have the popcorn popper ready and plenty of cold drinks on hand. Around midnight we will break out pizza for a midnight snack and in the morning we will have doughnuts and coffee. This is a FUN way to bring our community together to celebrate reading!!

  13. 1)Where are you reading from today?

    New York

    2)Three random facts about me…

    I published my debut novel (Up from the Blue) last fall. I was on the Rosie O’Donnell radio show two days ago. And this morning, I held my dog through his seizure and then a long time after it.

    3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

    I just read one at a time, and right now I’m reading Michael Kimball’s US.

    4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?

    No goals, just want to see what happens when I stay conscious of reading and getting to the many books I’ve been wanting to read, not to mention the many that have been assigned to me for book reviews.

    5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

    I’m a first timer so open to all advice.

  14. I’m late commenting, but I’ve been up since forever reading. πŸ™‚ Have fun!

    1)Where are you reading from today?

    Seabrook, Texas

    2)Three random facts about me…

    a) I’m terrified of clowns
    b) I don’t like feet
    c) I have 2 cats & a bird, but I don’t like animals.

    3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

    I have five books in my TBR pile, all audiobooks (too much to do to be able to sit down and read print or ebooks)

    4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?

    I want to finish the Fever series, and post as much as I can (which won’t be often because I have to leave the house in a bit).

  15. 1) Where: My own little house in rural Tennessee. Our southern weather has been fabulous today (highs in the 80s), so I have been outside a fair amount, in between reading!
    2) 3 Random Facts: (1) I am a middle school Language Arts teacher. (2) I have a minor in Women’s Studies, and female southern authors are my passion when it comes to linking that academic interest to reading. (3) I also really like cooking & fashion, so if I didn’t have a book blog, I would probably have a blog about one of those things! (Actually I do have a cooking blog, but it is painfully neglected most of the time.)
    3) Books: My Wife’s Affair by Nancy Woodruff; The Help by Kathryn Stockett; Catfish Alley by Lynne Bryant; and Semi-Sweet by Roisin Meaney.
    4) Goals: None! Just to read.
    5) Advice: I’ve only participated once or twice before. I would say just have fun with it; don’t panic if you can’t read the whole time (as I did my first time).

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