Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dewey's Read-a-Thon: Hour 1 -- Introduction Meme

So The Girl and I are just getting ready to jump into our pile of books, but first we thought it would be fun to participate in the introduction meme. I don't think we'll be posting too much today, but we figured posting in Hour 1 would get us pumped up.

Here are the questions:

Where are you reading from today?

We're at home in the Baltimore, Md.-area. We're going to stretch out in our recliners, and since it's going to be in the 70s today, we'll probably bring some chairs outside and read there, too.

3 Facts About Us

Me: I like to take naps on the weekend so doing nothing but reading will be a challenge, I hate doing housework so anything that keeps me away from the dishes is awesome, and I love to read in complete silence so that fact that my husband is watching a loud movie right now isn't going to help. :)

The Girl: I'm happy to be staying up past my bedtime, I'm going to read more books than my mom, and I love dinosaurs and dogs.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

You can see our selections here. The Girl says she has 9 books that she wants to focus on and a pile of other books in case she needs a change of pace. I have 10, and we have 3 that we hope to read together. We don't expect to finish them all, but we like to have choices.

Do you have any goals for the Read-a-Thon?

The Girl says her goal is to read more books than me and stay up longer than me. (She'll probably do it, too.) I don't really have a goal in terms of books or pages read; I just want to spend a whole day reading and enjoy every minute of it.

Any advice for first-time Read-a-Thoners?

Nope, since this is our first time. We'd be thrilled to have the veterans' advice!



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83 comments:

Serena said...

You did tell me she would pick that mouse! and she did...Go THE GIRL! I know you can beat mommy!

Alea said...

So cute that you guys are doing it together! Good luck!

Eva said...

I'm doing it with my mom too! Your daughter's answers made me laugh. :)

infiniteshelf said...

Haha, good answers! :) You are so lucky to be doing this as a team, it's good to have someone besides you who can cheer you up through the hours!

Maree said...

I love that you're both doing it.
Good luck!

jacketsandcovers said...

What fun for you two to read together. I hope The Girl reaches her goals. Good luck you two!

Melissa said...

Good luck with your reading. I'll be cheering all you readers on today, and I'm finding that this is a great way to discover new-to-me blogs!! So cute that you two are doing this together :-)

Anna said...

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! We have one book down, though it's one we started a while ago. On to another book...

Laura said...

My husband is still in bed, so it is nice and quiet, but I'm hoping he isn't planning to watch any movies today--I need quiet too! It's so fun that you and your daughter are doing this together!

Trish said...

Nothing but reading is a challenge for me, too. I usually get bored after an hour or so during the weekends. Weird, huh?

My advice is to get into a rhythm or routine. And of course have fun!!

Bybee said...

Hooray for a mother-daughter team. My money is on The Girl. Only advice I have is take a stretch break often and drink plenty of water.

Nise' said...

How great to be reading together! It drives my husband nuts that I can read a book and watch TV and know what is going on in both! He needs complete silence.

Anna said...

Laura--Once I get off the computer in a sec, I'll have to read upstairs. It really doesn't help that he's watching war movies. But he's not complaining about the all-day reading, so I guess I shouldn't complain either.

Trish--My problem is I'm easily distracted. Which is why a 5-minute blogging break has turned into 15. LOL

Bybee--I have no doubt she'll surpass me. At least she's having fun. :)

Lexi said...

Aw, I wanna do a co-blog. Maybe next year the Fiance' (well, he'll be the Husband then) will be able to read and blog with me.

You guys have fun!

Anna said...

Nise--Sometimes I can do that, it depends. Normally, I get involved in his movies and the book is tossed aside. lol

Anna said...

Hi Lexi! Thanks for stopping by. The Girl would take over the blog if she could. She wants her own blog, but I told her 8 is a bit young for that. I hope you and your man get a chance to read and blog together. If I could get my husband to pick up a book now and then it would be a miracle!

Ti said...

So glad you guys could do this together. Makes it that much more fun and a little friendly competition doesn't hurt either.

Staci said...

You go girls!!! Sounds like you're all set for fun and reading!! Wouldn't it be great to take the recliners outside?

Literate Houswife said...

Oh, I cannot wait until my daughters are old enough to participate with me. This is so wonderful, Anna! Good luck to you both today!

bermudaonion said...

It sounds like you're having a great time!

bkclubcare said...

Good luck Anna and THe Girl! keep reading!

wordlily said...

So cool that you're reading with your daughter! Looks like you both are on the right track so far.

Happy reading!

Sandy Nawrot said...

You have got it all figured out...good luck! I'll check back in to encourage you!

Jodie said...

Good luck to you guys (just cheering here). other daughter reading = love.

Brittanie said...

I like to read in complete silence too. My sister is still sleeping which is good because she likes to watch the news channels loudly. :)

Lisa said...

how much do I love that she's gonna read more than you??

jehara said...

i love that you and your daughter are doing this together. happy reading!

Kim L said...

That is great that you have a team to work together! Friendly competition, plus build in cheerleaders for each other. Love that idea!

Rhinoa said...

Yay for your first read-a-thon and it's lovely that you are doing it together. Maybe next time I can get my husband to join in too. Oh and housework sucks.

Vasilly said...

Good luck!

nfmgirl said...

I hope you enjoy your day! This is my first time doing the read-a-thon, too.

Good luck and have fun!

Shannansbooks said...

Welcome. I hope you enjoy the read-at-thon as much as I do

shelburns said...

I love that you are sharing this with your daughter! Have fun and enjoy your 1st read-a-thon.

Irish said...

Love that you are doing this with your daughter. I think it might help to do the challenge with someone right there to motivate. =)

Good luck!

Peta said...

It sounds like you two have a great day lined up - I hope you both enjoy it!

Becky said...

Good luck with your reading!

ferrywoman said...

I hope you and your daughter are having lots of fun! Your selections are great.

Morph said...

I'd like to hear what you think of
The Guernsey Literary. I've heard it's excellent.

I'm reading 84, Charing Cross Road. It is making me laugh so much. Any book lover should like it!

Kristi said...

That is so cool that you are doing this with your daughter -I wish one of my children loved to read as much as I do!

Jenn & The Cats of Castle Coull said...

I love some of your choices of books. There are definitely some there I will have to check out.

Fyrefly said...

Okay, the "past my bedtime" made me giggle. Best of luck to both of you!

katrina said...

Good luck both of you. 70 degrees! I'm jealous

Reverie said...

y'all sound so cute. Keep it up and read read read

SFP said...

I think it's cool that you've turned the readathon into a mother-daughter affair. Best of luck to the both of you.

Laza said...

It is too cute that she wants to read more books than you. So cool to be able to do that together.

♔ jessica.marie said...

Yeah I am hoping being outside will prohibit me from taking a nap.... since I live in my dorm room all I have is my bed and a wooden chair ;)

Good luck with your goals!

Megan said...

It's really cute that your doing it together.Happy Reading to everybody.
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Drea said...

Go The Girl! I hope you reach your goal!

learningtoread said...

My daughter loves dinosaurs, too! Awesome that you're doing this together. I can't wait until my daughter can read...I may just have to tweak the next readathon so that I read a few books aloud to her!

Kimmy said...

Hope you enjoy your first Read-a-thon experience. Have fun!

Margot said...

I love that you are doing this with your daughter. What a great heritage she is getting.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Anna, I'm so glad you have a reading partner! I will in October, but she'll only be 2 months old. hehe

From reading your introduction meme, I realize that I completely misconstrued the first question. Oh well...

http://cherryblossommj.blogspot.com/2009/04/challenge-1.html

Kim said...

Yea for you and your girl! My boy Sam is reading with me and was up before me this morning. Have a great day together--we may go outside for a bit too. Seattle is getting some sunshine also. :)
Happy Reading!
Kim

Callista said...

I didn't know your daughter was participating too, that's awesome! I can't wait till my kids are old enough to participate too.

Happy Reading!

tanabata said...

I'm not a fan of housework either although I did some today so I wouldn't feel guilty about it.
Good luck to The Girl, I hope she can accomplish her goal! :)

Lorin said...

Sounds like you both are going to have so much fun - that's great! Let us know how you enjoy Guernsey!

Chris said...

Congrats on being reader of the hour!! Have fun! And the weather is beautiful here too...will definitely be reading outside!

Carl V. said...

I love the picture of 'the girl' on the sidebar of your blog. It is that kind of enthusiasm that we all try to keep fueled in our lives, and reading certainly makes that much, much easier! I laughed at her excitement over being able to stay up late and her confident, and most likely accurate, statement that she will read more books. Kids have all the energy!!!

I hope both of you have a magical time today!

debnance said...

Wow! I'm a children's librarian and I love the list of books your bambina chose! Excellent!

Lissa said...

I love that you are doing it together, and sharing not only the blog buy the posts. I hope you two have a really great time... =D

I Heart Monster said...

How fun that you guys get to do this as a team :o)

infogoddess said...

I have aspired to be an eccentric since I was about 8 years old and discovered the word - love the blog and your girl

Carrie said...

I love that you are doing it together!! Good Luck.

Serena said...

Looks like this is going to be more fun than grueling! I'm glad!

JenR said...

Hi, good luck to you both!

Tara said...

Love that you're reading with The girl! I want mine to participate,too!

Trish said...

LOL! Love that The Girl is excited about staying up late.

Kari said...

What a wonderful bonding experince for a mother and daughter! Wishing you both a wonderful day of fun, bonding and of course lots of reading!!

Amanda said...

Great answers!! I would love to have a partner in this Read-a-thon! Maybe next year...

Book Lover Lisa said...

I wish it was nice enough out for us to read outside. Supposed to have more snow today.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

It's so nice that you're doing this with your daughter! I'm doing it with mine and my BFF. My daughter however is 23 and she kind of talked us in to this. Glad she did. Hope you both have lots of fun!

Blair said...

Good answers guys, my wife and I are doing this together too.

Memory said...

Good luck! It's sweet that the two of you are doing it together.

Teddyree said...

Hey fellow mouse button user. Good luck doing the challenge together, hope you read lots and have lots of laughs!!

Blodeuedd said...

Have fun :D

KB said...

i totally love that your daughter is doing this challenge with you. Im hoping to convince my daughter to join me in part of it.

Mommies rule!

Chris said...

I hope you and The Girl meet your goals!

Wendy said...

Hope you are having fun, Anna! I love that you are doing this with your daughter :)

Mari said...

Good luck with your reading!

Obsessed Reader said...

I love how she wants to read more than you and stay up later than you! Too cute!!! Happy reading!!!

Anna said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by! I was flattered to be reader of the hour. I'll be checking out some of your blogs once the read-a-thon madness is over!

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

Please let us know how late you stayed up! I hope The Girl can last thru all her books!

Anna said...

Dawn: I'll be doing a wrap up post in a sec.

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by yesterday! I really appreciate it.