Saturday, June 28, 2008

24-hour Read-a-thon: YAHOO

Ow ow ow owowowowow...stop twisting my arm!! When my friend, Laura, first mentioned this read-a-thon to me, my first thought was...not sure that sounds so fun. Even at my young age of 26, I struggle to stay up past 10:00 at night. Usually my evening ends with hubby and I watching a movie or TV show and me falling fast asleep. We joke that I can't stay awake during any movie--last night I fell asleep during Hairspray!

When I told hubby that I was interested in joining this little shindig--he immediately laughed and told me I couldn't make it two hours. Probably not. My attention span is incredibly short and I can usually only read for an hour at a time--and only a few hours a day.

But--what kind of challenge would this be if I just quit before I even started? So, I'm going to attempt to do the read-a-thon. I'm late signing up, of course, and Dewey's website The Hidden Side of a Leaf is down for some reason (grrrrrr!!), but here I am.

I do have to go shopping with step-mom and sister at noon, so I think I'm going to bend the rules and start a little earlier than 11:00 (I'm central time). But, I got some of my weekend duties (i.e. cleaning the bathrooms) done last night and so all I have to do today is tend to laundry and maybe a little ironing (during which I can finish Hairspray).

I'm going to temporarily abandon Tess of the D'Urbervilles, which I'm enjoying but frankly too exhausted from work to read right now. Instead, I'm going to attempt to read some of the shorter books on my shelf. The plan is to start with The Translator (about 180 pages), then Saint Therese of Lisieux (about the same length), and then maybe a Jodi Picoult book. That's probably overzealous of me and I probably won't make it to a second book, but I thought I'd be prepared so I won't stare at my bookshelf aimlessly looking for the next book.



Nymeth said...

I'm so glad you're joining, Trish! I'm a cheerleader and it will be a pleasure to cheer you on. And you're right, it wouldn't be any fun if you quit before you began. It doesn't matter for how long you manage to do it as long as you're having a good time :)

Care said...

Go for it! YIPPEE!

Laura said...

Yay Trish! I'm happy you decided to do this! I think you can make it the entire 24 hours, and you'll have all kinds of great things to say about it on Monday morning. Do you have lots of yummy snacks to keep you going?