It's just not a readathon if conflicts don't arise.
This time it's the farmer's market and a barn party.
It's all good. I'll find a way to get in a bit of reading. Anyway.
Hour 1: Opening Meme
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm here in Alvin, Texas, between Houston and Galveston.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
All my books about Italy.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Coffee. And Hershey's Kisses.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
School librarian. Reader. Blogger.
I love to read happiness books, travel stories,
literary fiction and nonfiction, and children's books.
5) What’s one thing you’ll do different today?
Read. As much as I can.
I did manage to get in the readathon challenge, a favorite read published from each year of the Readathon:
2007...Firegirl by Tony Abbott
2008...Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2009...Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, An Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia by Teruyuki Komiya
2010...Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
2011...IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
2012...Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
2013...Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
2014...Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher
2015...Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
2016...Ghost by Jason Reynolds
2017...The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Started A Thousand Bells at Noon.
Finished Thousand Bells.
Started That Fine Italian Hand.
Finished Fine Hand.
Closing Survey! 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I always fall asleep before midnight. 2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! Two: A Thousand Bells at Noon and That Fine Italian Hand. 3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Picture books, graphic novels, audiobooks. All of these are great for times you feel you can't go on. 4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? I loved the idea of the pre-readathon challenge. Even though I didn't get to any of it. A collaborative photo of readathoners reading might be fun. Could we involve the schools somehow? T-shirts for those who make the 24 hours? I miss visiting blogs but maybe I'm missing out on Twitter. 5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? 100% likely. Yes, I'd like to help. What did you think? Were you able to do Readathon this year? Have you participated in the past? Are you hoping to participate in the future?