I had no idea that Kai at Fiction State of Mind was hosting her first read-a-thon. She announced it the day I left for vacation so I totally missed it. I was going through my reader, trying to catch up on blog reading, and I saw it on Orchid's blog. It actually started yesterday, but I'm going to jump in. Not sure how much I'll read, but I do have some books I need to get read. Here are the details:
Challenge Yourself! Read-a-Thon
You can challenge yourself to a certain amount of books, a certain genre,to reread a favorite series or to focus on books from one of the 2011 challenges you signed up for. There are prizes and mini-challenges too. It runs from 8/18 - 8/21. For exact times, prize details, and to sign-up, go HERE.
The other read-a-thon I'm doing is the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon, hosted by Amanda at On A Book Bender. It runs from 8/22 - 8/28. Here are some details:
--There is no pressure! Participate even if you can only spare a day or two, a few hours, or even just a few minutes. Use it an excuse to read. Whatever works for you. If you plan to read at all between 8/22 and 8/28, sign up!
--I believe read-a-thons are a great way to network with fellow bloggers. Bout of Books is as much about networking as it is about reading. Get to know your fellow Bout of Books participants.
--There will be challenges and giveaways. If you want to host one, let me know! (fill out the 2nd form below)
For more details and to get listed on Amanda's master list, go HERE.
Again, not sure how much time I'm going to have, but I will squeeze reading into any nook and cranny I can! I have a work at home gig now and I have homework nights for the boys three days a week, plus if I can get my husband to help me, we are going to (finally) get this place in order and get all my books unpacked. I really wanted to have it done by the end of August, but you can't always get what you want! Here's what I aim to read:
--Right now, finishing up the second section for the A Midwive's Tale read-a-long (see left sidebar)--about 40 pages to go.
--Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie--for read-a-long discussion at Devourer of Books on Monday.
--The Summoner and The Egyptian by Layton Green--Egyptian review is due the 27th. Going to review both that day.
--if I can find my copy of IT, going to try to catch up on the read-a-long hosted by Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit.
--read section of Captivity by Deborah Noyes for TuesBookTalk
--I have some other books I'm working on as well so will try to get to them, if possible.