Saturday, March 30, 2013
Readathon ... and Once Upon a Time
One of Dewey's passions was building a community of book bloggers, and I know she'd get a kick out of how many people participate in the readathon every April and October.
I feel like quite the old-timer now, I have to say - lol.
I hummed and hawed over this one, I have to admit. Do I do it, do I not, do I read, do I cheer ..
Usually, I cheer, and I encourage anyone who doesn't have time to dive in as a reader, to join a cheering team. The cheerleaders do a great job at keeping readers motivated, and I always have fun doing it.
But this year, I'm being selfish. I'm doing readathon for me, which means being just a reader (I've tried both at the same time, and I found it stressful).
I'm going to start early, because the readathon starts at midnight-1am my time, which is a bit late to settle in and start reading. So I'm going to start on the Saturday night after Patrick has settled - about 8pm NZ Time.
My plan is to read for a few hours on Saturday night, do the first mini-challenge, get some sleep, then spend as much of the Sunday as I can reading.
There will be food, of course as well, I just need to decide whether I'm going to vlog it this year or not. And decide what books I'm going to stack up, which leads me to ...
So my readathon stack (short stack probably), will also be my Once Upon a Time stack.
I'm just going to sign up for the journey, which is beautifully open-ended and means I can draw from any number of books.
I'm also going to do the journey on screen. I bought LOTR extended edition on blu-ray, but haven't revelled in it yet, so that will be my Once Upon a Time on-screen journey.
So. Are you readathon-ing? Are you Once Upon a Time-ing? Let's talk. :D