I titled this Readathong, because that is the most common twitter error I will be making today. Just wanted to acknowledge it and move on. Also, it works better when I say:
Let’s Get Readathong
Like Donkey Kong!
See, it works.
I’ll probably do several posts today, but I’ll try not to overwhelm your feed!
I’m very excited to be heading up #TeamShakespeare for the cheerleaders!! My favorite part of Dewey’s Readathon in you, my lovely blogger friends and fellow bookworms. I can’t wait to cheer you on as you read all day and all night (and I’ll even cheer you on as you nap, but I’ll whisper the cheer).
I’m also doing something new this time around, inspired by Felicia at the Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog– I’m reading for charity! I’ll be donating $5 per finished book/graphic novel/novella that I read, and $1 per hour of audiobook I listen to (which because I listen at 2x speed means lots of hours to count!) First Book, which is dedicated to getting books to children who might otherwise never own one. Because I’ll be mostly cheering today and I will be going to bookclub tonight, I’m self-imposing a $30 minimum that I can donate.
Let the fun begin!
Hour 1: Introduction Questionnaire.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Richmond, Virginia, USA.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Very excited for the first volume in The Stand graphic novel series. You know this midnight girl loves her Stephen King!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Oooh, well, Kim from On The Wings of Books will be making some excellent brownies for book club tonight, but I’m also going to treat myself to pizza from Pizza Hut, which I love, but I never allow myself to order unless it’s Readathon. Diet starts back tomorrow. Honestly.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I was on the Reading Team in high school. Everyone on the team would read a 3 to 5 books each and then compete with other schools on questions from the book. Jealous? You should be, it was unbelivably awesome. I just wish there was an adult version of it.
Holy poo! We could make adult Reading Team leagues ourselves! Let’s do that, okay?
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’m reading for charity!!! Like last Readathon, I’ll be mostly cheering and listening to audiobooks.
So here’s my Pile O’ Books:
Witch & Wizard (I’ve read about half, and it’s been sitting on my shelf for years now!)
Death Proof (screenplay)
The Stand Vol. 1 Captain Tripps (graphic novel)
A Game of Thrones Vol. 1 (graphic novel)
And on deck for my audiobook choices:
Cinder (Book One of the Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer (who is awesome and donating money to charity for readers who read one of her books today!)
8 by Dustin Lance Black
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
Fairies and the Quest for Never Land by Gail Carson Levine
However, first up is The Death of Bees, since I have to finish it for book club tonight. I’ve already read about one third of it, but it’s a fast read. 😉
What’s up first for you? Here’s a little Readathon treat to help you decide: