Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall 2012 #Read-a-Thon Update One and Two

Good morning,

It's time for one of my favorite fall events:  A time to sit wrapped in a blanket with coffee, tea, or hot apple cider by my side as I read.  It's Read-A-Thon Time!

This time, I'll be both reading and presenting a mini-challenge starting in just minutes.

So, expect a few extra posts within the next few hours.

Happy reading to all!

Introductory Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I'm reading in Tiffin, OH.  I moved here a couple of months ago and am really enjoying my new town.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Mostly, I'm looking forward to making progress in the book's I've been reading for awhile.  With a new job, it's been difficult to find the time to read.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Hot carmel apple cider!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I'm a teacher, blogger, writer and--most importantly today--a reader.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I've been participating for several years now.  I feel like I have a pretty good routine:  Mix in some shorter books (like picturebooks and graphic novels) to stay motivated; participate in mini-challenges to give myself a break and to enjoy the community; and read, read, READ.

Update Two:  Hello again,

Despite my initial post, I've had a bit of a slow reading start.

After making sure that my mini-challenge hosting was going smoothly, I read the newspaper and tackled breakfast.

From there, I ventured outside (while listening to an audiobook of The Family Fang!) to the last farmer's market of the season.  It was slim pickings and my ears were freezing, but I did make good on my promise to drink hot caramel apple cider.

Since then, I've been going through Right Behind You by Gail Giles.  I'm enjoying it, but it is a bit of an intense read (following the events of a boy released from a psych ward years after burning another child and causing his death), so I may be taking a break from that soon and picking up something a little lighter.

Happy reading to all!


  1. Good luck! Hot carmel apple cider sounds great! :)

  2. Woo Hoo, Good Luck on your #Readathon goals and here's hoping you have fun reading today! (And I understand about the new job cutting into your reading time)

  3. That hot caramel apple cider sounds good! I'm glad to see more readers with picture books in their piles too! Happy reading!

  4. Keep it up, going great!!! *\o/*

  5. How is the light reading going? You might need something a little less intense for next few hours! Happy reading!

    Chris (Team Tootsie Rolls)

  6. The Family Fang is one I'd like to check out. Sounds like you're having a great Read-a-Thon, so far! Keep up the reading fun!!!

  7. Still awake? You need coffee. Hour 20 is approaching fast!

    Happy reading!

    Chris (Team Tootsie Rolls)



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