Tuesday, April 06, 2010

It's Readathon weekend! Are you reading?

This weekend is readathon weekend! I've signed up to read, but also will be helping out with the organisation of the cheerleading as well. I figure seeing as the last 6 hours of the readathon falls between 5 and 11pm on Sunday night, I can be up and relatively functional compared to those of you who are looking at 4 or 5 o'clock in the morning!

Have you signed up to read or cheer? You can sign up for both at the readathon blog, and you will be able to get lots of information about cheerleading at Cheerleading HQ.

One thing I am determined to do this time is not accidentally start the readathon a day earlier than I should, so I have been constantly reminding myself 11pm SATURDAY, yes, SATURDAY, not Friday. I have managed to actually start a day early the last two times the readathon has been on, which is a bit embarrasing really.

I am actually out for dinner on Saturday night, and the people I am out with are some of my drinking buddies, so I am not sure exactly how this is going to work - reading whilst hungover isn't something I normally do particularly well!

I haven't really chosen the books that I am going to be reading, although I do have a pile of books out for the Reading Our Own Books challenge, so they will be the ones I focus on I think. At the moment that list includes:

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly
See Witch by Helen Hollick
What Angels Fear by C S Harris
The Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Devil's Conspiracy by David Liss

No, I am not planning to read all of these! I'd be happy to finish just one!

I am looking forward to reading, but also to cheering because it is just so much fun, especially if you are on Twitter as well! Hopefully you are all excited too!

And to get into the cheering mood, you could imagine me dancing around my living room just like this....or not, as the case may be!


  1. I absolutely loved Galway Bay! It's a long one for sure, but I had a hard time putting it down. Have fun! My daughter and I are participating again.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. I am not yet sure if I will be participating this year, but I do wish you good luck with it! You picked some interesting books as well!

  3. Now don't forget the time zone. I think you started too early last year and the year before too.

  4. The first time I heard about the readathon, I worked weekends and couldn't participate. This time is falls on my birthday. Maybe next time...

  5. Jennifer, that's a shame. Hopefully it will work out for another time. Perhaps you could just cheer for an hour or so? Doesn't need to be a long time! Oh, and happy birthday for the weekend!

    Strlady, I am trying very hard not to start a day early this time! LOL

    Anna, I am looking forward to that one. If I don't get to it for readathon I am still hoping to get to it as part of the Read Our Own Books challenge. Hopefully anyway!
    Zibilee, maybe you can participate another time.

  6. I'm so excited for the readathon that I wish we started a day earlier. I keep thinking about it all week!



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