Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: Day One

Posted July 11, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 2 Comments

The Once Upon a Read-a-thon has begun!  The readathon lasts from 12:01 am on July 11th to 11:59 pm on July 13th and in that time the mission is to read,read,read. As far as posts go, I plan on designating one post per day.  I think that’s a bit more organized and won’t bog down Google Readers.  But for now  here’s my strategy and list of books.  And please don’t judge me for being lazy and copy and pasting my strategy from yesterday’s readathon.  

Strategy

  • Use caffeine sparingly, otherwise I’ll crash and burn
  • Find healthy snacks I usually graze for those
  • Don’t push self to read nonstop and take a break when my eyes start to burn
  • Update and participate in mini challenges when I feel the need
  • Have fun

Books

  • Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen (currently reading)
  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Columbine by Dave Cullen 
  • Sister by Rosamund Lupton

First Update: 10:30 AM
Currently Reading: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Pages Read: 35
Time Read: 1 Hour
Time Blogging: 30 Minutes
Caffeine Intake: 1

First Mini-Challenge — Mythology  @ IB Book Blogging
Question 1 — What is your favorite type of myth (Greek, Roman, Egyptian etc)?
Answer  –I really have never been much of a mythology enthusiast and while I love the culture aspect I’m not horribly familiar with their myths other than Isis.  Because of this I’ll have to go with Grecian myths as when I do read snippets I find them fascinating.

Question 2 — What is your favorite book with some type of mythology in it? 
Answer —  I really love anything written by Margaret George, she wrote a novel on Helen of Troy a few years ago so I’ll have to go with that.

Second Update: 11:23 AM
Currently Reading: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Pages Read: 28
Time Read: 40 Minutes
Time Blogging: 10 Minutes
Mini-Challenge: 1

Third Update: 3:45 PM
Currently Reading: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Pages Read: 30
Time Read: 1 Hour
Time Blogging: 15 Minutes

Fourth Update: 8:19 PM
Currently Reading: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Pages Read: 100
Time Read: 2 Hours and 30 Minutes
Time Blogging: 20 Minutes
Caffeine Intake: 1

Fifth Update: 10:00 PM
Currently Reading: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Pages Read: 30
Time Read: 1 Hour


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    2 responses to “Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: Day One

    1. Hi Whitney!!
      Thanks for stopping by. Wow! What a great reading list. Looks like you are really moving along. I didn't think about counting time – see what a newbie I am at these things?! 🙂

      Good luck. I'm looking forward to seeing how you progress.

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