Friday, August 19, 2011

Time for some Read-a-Thons!

Yeah, yeah...we know I'm a sucker for read-a-thons! A long established fact. =O)


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:


--Read as much as you can whenever you can between 12:00am 8/22 and 11:59pm 8/28 (your time zone).
--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.

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  1. Happy reading & have fun! I'll participate in the Bout of Books read-a-thon, too. I didn't know about the Challenge Yourself read-a-thon, so I'm not participating because I signed up for the RCL Back to School Read-a-thon. That one is only 24 hours & it starts in 1 hour ;)

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  2. You are a sucker for readathons! I've kind of given up on them myself; tired of failure I guess. I'll join the next one that really fits my schedule but right now I have too many other things that need to be done.

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  3. Yay! thanks for joing and thanks for telling me about the other one I'm signing up!

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  4. Aleksandra--I'm slacking on investigating upcoming read-a-thons! I had no idea about the 24 hour one.

    Lisa--maybe you will be refreshed by the time my Fall read-a-thon rolls around in October. I'm going to make it a scary theme!

    You're welcome, Kai!

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  5. Good luck, and hope you get lots of reading in!

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  6. Isn't is amazing how many ways there are to challenge yourself. :)

    Good Luck, Michelle.

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  7. Oh, you do love the Read-a-thons. :) I wish I was able to join in on more of them. But I do get to do my own little private ones from time to time when the weekend's just right. :) Glad you enjoy these.

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