Hi there book lovers and reading enthusiasts,
I hope everyone is getting their TBR lists and snacks together for this Saturday! I can’t believe Dewey’s is only a few days away – 5 more sleeps to be exact! I have to say I am quite surprised by myself this time – I think I have a really good grip on my reading list. I have two novels I am particularly looking forward to … Six of Crows, which I will probably start the readathon off with and Salem’s Lot, which I want to read at night to get so deliciously scared. Of course, I have other choices on my TBR and a few graphic novels, short stories, and poetry books. I definitely would like to read The Doll’s House (specifically bought this for the readathon) and Milk and Honey (a gift from a dear friend).
I also have been making a list of people who have pledged to support my reading cause this time around AND I even recruited a few of my friends’ kids to help out with my reading quota. Thus, I am going to count their read pages toward my goal and will donate my money accordingly. I figured I should get the next generation excited about readathons! If you would like to donate money toward East Nashville Hope Exchange, please let me know! 🙂
I have also written a Dewey’s warm-up post (my second in a row!), which will be featured on Dewey’s blog this week. I am so honored to have been chosen again to contribute to the pre-readathon frenzy and honestly, these warm-up posts really push me creatively and really seem to strengthen my inner writer’s voice. I can’t wait for y’all to read it. And talking about being involved with the readathon activities, I will also host hour 10 in the Goodreads group, which will be on their discussion board and I am currently compiling ideas what the topic could be we will be discussing during that time. In addition, I will also co-host hours 10 and 11 through the official readathon organizers – I am still waiting for my media assignment for that, so stay tuned. I decided to use these things as breaks during reading. Plus, it makes me feel like I am giving back to the community in a meaningful way. I want to make everyone feel as supported as I always feel.
And now onto the confession time …. What I haven’t done is even think about my sustenance options. I really need to schedule a grocery store run. While I am a total
foodie fatty and live for food, books take priority and my mind is way too busy thinking about my TBR and in what order I should read the books that I am a bit too preoccupied for grocery store ideas. What are some must-have snacks and food items for you? Maybe y’all can inspire me aka make me jealous of your food so that I will make time to buy some for me. I realize this makes it sound like I’ll have an empty fridge and I assure you that won’t be the case. What I am referring to are not basic items I always buy, I am talking about those special treats reserved for readathons – that’s what I need to shop for.
Well, I rambled on long enough. But I am just so darn excited, I want to talk about nothing else than the readathon. 🙂
I can’t wait to chat with everyone during the readathon and read your updates.
Addendum: Here is my warm-up post for anyone interested.