Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-a-Thon Hour 1: Let's Start Reading!

So we've arrived at Serena's, my laptop's online, our books are out...and we'll be leaving shortly for the library sale.  At least the library is less than 5 minutes away from Serena's house, so we won't be gone long.

The Hour 1 mini-challenge asks readers to answer a few questions.  The Girl (age 9) is hopped up on sugar (just finished a hot chocolate) and is REALLY eager, so we'll let her go first.

3 facts about me:

The Girl:  My favorite color is pink.  My favorite dog is a beagle.  My favorite tv show is SpongeBob Squarepants.

Anna:  I'm addicted to books.  I love naps.  I'm wearing shorts right now even though it's still chilly.

How many books are in your Read-a-Thon TBR pile?

The Girl: 12

Anna:  10...a mix of WWII, poetry, Vietnam challenge reads, YA

Any goals for the Read-a-Thon?

The Girl:  I want to read at least 3 books.

Anna:  I'd like to finish the 2 poetry books and at least 1 other book, but really, I just want to have fun!

Advice for first-time Read-a-Thoners?

The Girl:  You don't have to stay up all night.  Turn on your reading eyes because it's a long day.  Have a good time, and it doesn't matter if you don't finish a whole book.  My mom didn't finish one last time, but she was a good sport.

Anna:  Take frequent breaks, whether to snack, participate in the Read-a-Thon mini challenges or cheer on your fellow readers.  And most importantly, have fun!

I'm sure we'll be back online for another few updates, but we'll see...


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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love that you two are answering the questions together! The three of you will have such fun today! Good luck to all 3 of you!!!!!!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Woo hoo - so fun! Have a great day!

Staci said...

I love The Girl's advice- turn on your reading eyes!!! Have fun guys!!!

Kaye said...

Have fun! It's so wonderful that you and your daughter can share this. I hope you get a lot of great bargains at the library sale! I'm rooting for you. Go Anna, Go Girl!!
Now I need to pop over to Serena's.

Stacy said...

I love pink and beagles too:) The Girl is spot on with her RAT advice...being flexible is key to having the best time. Happy reading to you all:)

Harvee said...

Have fun - I've planned 3 books as well. Good luck! Here's are my books for the Read-a-Thon.

Meghan said...

I love that you're all reading together. The Girl has great advice, too! I've discovered it's fun to read together now that it's happening in my house for the first time.

Kris said...

YAY for Reading! *shakes pompoms*

Lissa said...

Good morning ladies, hope you are having a great time and a great day. did you pick up anything at the library sale you are substituting it? =D

Janicu said...

oo, library sale sounds like a lovely break!

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Oh I'm jealous! A book sale! I hope you both find some great books!

Serena said...

I love The Girl's advice. Go READ!

bermudaonion said...

Have fun today! I love The Girl's advice! It's nice to see you were a good sport!

Nise' said...

Best of luck on your reading goals and have a great time.

Elizabeth - said...

Good luck with the reading!

Beth F said...

How do your eyes feel?
Scanning the pages
Close them to get rest

Haiku #7 (inspired by Dawn @ She Is Too Fond of Books)

Arielle said...

Fun stuff...hope you and the girl are enjoying the read-a-thon :D

Suko said...

"Turn on your reading eyes because it's a long day." So cute! Enjoy your time reading together. :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Library sales can not be passed up.... I can not wait to hear what you found!

Kailana said...

Good luck to you! Happy reading!

Serena said...

Looks like you are making great headway
Keep up the reading, don’t let that head sway
Eyes on the page and coffee in hand
You’ll be entering a new land.


Shanyn said...

My Book
by David L. Harrison

I did it!
I did it!
Come and look at what I've done!
I read a book!
When someone wrote it
Long ago
For me to read,
How did he know
That this was the book
I'd take from the shelf
And lie on the floor
And read by myself?
I really read it!
Just like that!
Word by word,
From first to last!

kikiv68 said...

"A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is- full of surprises", by Isaac Bashevis Singer. I hope your day is full of book surprises. Happy Reading!
Readthon Cheeleader

Unknown said...

Hope your read-a-thon is going great! :D Keep reading!

Becca said...

I love that you two read together for the event. I tried to get my mom to participate but she hasn't been able to concentrate to read lately. Too much on her mind. I hope you are having fun with Serena!

Anna said...

Thanks for all the comments and encouragement. It means a lot to us both and it helped us when we started to slow down! You guys rock!