Random Readathon Thoughts

This is my first readathon.

I am very exicted.

Last night I wanted to (but didn’t) start reading from my readathon pile.

I doubt I will do any of the memes. I like them for the readathon but I get too disctracted. I would spend too much time on them.

I don’t start until 10:00 AM EDT.

Just going around and looking at blogs of folks participating has made it clear that if I check up on others progress during the readathon I will be hopelessly distracted and not get any reading done. So, I love you all but I may not be checking out your blogs again much until after this  is over. I am sure I will at some point, but if I make it a habit I won’t get anything read.

I posted my ground rules earlier.

I posted my reading list earlier.

I turned off my word verification so as not to confound the cheerleaders.

I only have seven minutes before I start. Must. Brush. Teeth.

I will probably post every hour or so.


11 thoughts on “Readathon: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!

  1. Stacy October 9, 2010 / 10:31 am

    Ha! It is too easy to get distracted. I will come on to check out the post for the new hour at the read-a-thon site and get lost for close to forever. Looking forward to your progress.


  2. Mystica October 9, 2010 / 10:42 am

    Lots of enjoyment to you Thomas.


  3. stacybuckeye October 9, 2010 / 11:16 am

    “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison
    Have a great workout today :)


  4. agoodstoppingpoint October 9, 2010 / 11:46 am

    Checking in to see how my fellow read-a-thoners are doing. Hope you're enjoying the reading in one of those nice spots you posted before. Think I'm going to station myself near my open balcony door soon, myself.

    – Christy


  5. Kate {The Parchment Girl} October 9, 2010 / 11:48 am

    Just stopping by to cheer you on! Looks like you have some great books picked out for the read-a-thon!


  6. joanna October 9, 2010 / 11:57 am

    Hope you're having a great time reading!


  7. Molly October 9, 2010 / 12:21 pm

    Hope you are thoroughly enjoying yourself. Where did you decide to start your reading adventure? I think the porch looked rather inviting….


  8. Ronnica October 9, 2010 / 12:22 pm

    You should be enjoying some good reading by now. Thanks for turning off evil word verification!

    Read, read, read!


  9. fantaghiro23 October 9, 2010 / 12:24 pm

    Don't worry about not checking blogs till it's over. In my case, though, I think I need a break, hence am checking blogs.:)

    Have fun reading!


  10. softdrink October 9, 2010 / 12:39 pm

    (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.


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