READ-A-THON

readathonbutton1 I’ve made my book list, baked muffins for the family to eat for breakfast, and am ready to read!!

I’ll be reading the rest of my October review books and I hope to get to a few November ones too. This is my list of books I hope I can get to during the read-a-thon.

SECOND CHANCES – Lauren Dane

BACKSTAGE PASS – Olivia Cunning

EDGE OF SIGHT – Roxanne St. Clare

TWELVE NIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS – Sarah Morgan

THE EARL’S MISTLETOE BRIDE – Joanna Maitland

MIND GAMES / DOUBLE CROSS – Carolyn Crane

FOUR PLAY – Maya Banks and Shayla Black

Hour 1 – 9-10am – I started re-reading INDULGENCE IN DEATH last night, so I’m going to finish it before starting any of the books I planned to read today. I’m more than halfway through and since it is a re-read it shouldn’t take me long to finish it! Every read-a-thon starts with a small meme, so here are my answers:

Where are you reading from today? Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

3 facts about me … I have three kiddos, I’m working on my 5th novel (this will be the one I get published – I just know it), and I have a weakness for peanut butter m&ms.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 8

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)? My only goal is to not get distracted. With three kids it will be easier said than done. My husband is taking them outside for the morning so I’ll at least make it that long.

Hour 3 – 11am-12pm – I’m still reading INDULGENCE IN DEATH. The kids are just now going outside so I’ve had to do some Mom type stuff. It is my hope to read straight through the next three hours and then I’ll take a little break.

Hour 6 – 2pm-3pm – I’m not doing to great. I keep getting distracted by the kids and husband. We have a computer rule in our house that the kids are only allowed to be on the computers from 3pm-5pm. Today I’m letting them get on a little early so that I can have some quite time. They are very happy! Still reading INDULGENCE IN DEATH, but I’m on the last twenty pages so I will finish this hour for sure!

Hour 8 – 4pm-5pm – I finally finished INDULGENCE IN DEATH. I love ready the In Death books – it’s like visiting with old friends. I started and have read about half of SECOND CHANCES by Lauren Dane. So far I’m loving the book and can’t wait to keep reading. I’m going to take a break from 5pm-8pm and spend time with the family. We have a movie night on Saturday nights and tonight we are watching the first disk from the first season on Duck Tales, lol. I will probably not post again until 8pm!

Hour 12 – 8pm-9pm – Break over!! I know have two kids in bed, one playing games online, and the hubby is at work. This will be when my “real” reading time starts. I’m picking back up with SECOND CHANCES and hope to finish it in the next hour or so.

Hour 12 is time for the half-way meme:

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? SECOND CHANCES by Lauren Dane
2. How many books have you read so far? Just 1
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Actually getting to read without being interrupted!
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? My whole day wasn’t free. Hubby was home until 2, but Saturday is family day so we had some activities that I didn’t want to miss.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I just dealt with it, lol. Multi-tasking is this mothers greatest talent.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Nothing really. I’m having pretty much the same experience I’ve had in previous read-a-thons.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I always say that I’m going to make the next read-a-thon a “me” weekend and get a hotel room or something. It will probably never happen though:)
9. Are you getting tired yet? Not yet – I’m a night owl.
Hour 14 – 10pm-11pm – Almost finished with SECOND CHANCES which is fantastic. Had to take a little break to watch a show with my 7year old, but now I’m back to reading full time! My goal is to make it to 1am or so.
Hour 16 – 12am-1am – I finished SECOND CHANCES and boy did that book make me cry! Such a great romance, but it is definitely an emotional roller coaster. I have started TWELVE NIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS by Sarah Morgan, but I’m not sure how far I will get. My eyes are starting to hurt and I might have to put the kindle down soon. This is the last time I will update tonight. In the morning I’ll do some sort of wrap-up at the end of this post!

12 Comments on “READ-A-THON

  1. Your blog is so adorable! I love the layout. I too have a weakness for peanut butter m&ms, in fact I’ve already consumed my fair share since the beginning of the readathon!

  2. The party’s just starting to pop
    And you’re already having fun.
    Don’t let the momentum stop
    And get some reading done!

    Mmmm, muffins! Sounds like you’re having a good readathon so far!

  3. Just checking in! Got back from lunch and about to start on my 2nd block of reading time! I hope you are hanging in there and doing great 🙂 Hug the kiddos for me 🙂

  4. A thought to mull over: “The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.” — John Greenleaf Whittier

    Enjoy your reading!

  5. Let’s go
    Let’s go, chip in, it’s time to cheer,
    It’s simple, yell what you hear,
    Go Reader Go,
    Go Reader Go,
    Fire up and scream,
    Read
    Read Read!

    Glad one of us is a night owl! Go Go Go! 🙂

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