Getting Geared Up for Readathon


We’re almost there! Tomorrow morning kicks off another day full of reading with Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon and I’m getting myself all set to go. I just need to head to the grocery store for some last minute snacks (essential!). I thought I had a stack set earlier this week, but library holds and a rave from Monika at A Lovely Bookshelf had me switching things up, so here’s where I’m at now.

tracking pre

This is from the handy little spreadsheet I have set to go for tomorrow. It’s highly unlikely I’ll finish everything (I’m not seeing 1,163 pages in my sights, even though two of the books are poetry), but I do like having options. I plan to update a single post here starting in the morning and do some sharing through Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr as well. I’ll also be hosting as we move into the late hours, so look for me driving the @readathon bus.

Are you joining in on the Readathon? What are your plans?

  • Beth

    I think I just might join! I had heard of this readathon before but didn’t know when it was happening! Awesome! Also, I LOVE The Yellow Wallpaper!! I also love the spreadsheet ;) I’ve just started to get myself organized with those!

    • You should totally join in! It’s a really fun time and there’s a bunch of buzz with the #readathon hashtag on Twitter.

  • Hooray, hooray, hooray! It’s going to be a good one :D

  • JEALOUS OF YOUR STACK. Should I be using a spreadsheet? Probably. It seems so hard to track minutes spent reading though! Maybe that’s just a me being easily distracted thing.

  • Wow, a spreadsheet. No half measures! Nice that you have a few shorter books. I have, too. It will make you think you’ve made some progress even if it goes a bit slow.

  • Ciska van der Lans

    That is a great looking pile of books!! Have a great read-a-thon!!!!!

  • Great stack. I see you went for variety. I’m sticking to one or two books and reading til i’m done.
    I’m really looking forward to The Sellout.

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  • Elizabeth Bogardus

    A spreadsheet: brilliant! That would have kept me more on track. Instead I get caught up visiting blogs after I check out the challenge and forget to go back to my book. But I have read more than I would on any typical Saturday.
    Thanks for your work tweeting and hosting!

  • AnnabelSmith

    Great to see The Yellow Wallpaper on your list – I think that’s a fantastic story.