Monday, May 14, 2012

Bout of Books Mini Challenge 1

Sarah Says Read is hosting the first mini-challenge for Bout of Books.  Her challenge is to answer the following questions.

“What do you like best about readathons? Do you have any readathon traditions or rituals? If this is your first readathon, what do you like so far?”

I love read-a-thons and have participated in ones that are 24 hours and week long read-a-thons.  24 hour read-a-thons are a little easier to do as I am able to postpone my daily routines with out any problems but week long ones are harder as I can't just stop everything for a week.  What I like most about them besides the obvious which is reading is meeting new people that enjoy reading as much as I do. From them I am able to find more books to add to my already insanely large tbr pile.  Most of my friends don't really read so we never talk about books.  I read every night but read-a-thons allow me to read a lot more through out the day as I set aside more time for reading so I can reach my read-a-thon goals.

For week long read-a-thons I don't really have any traditions or rituals.  For 24 hour read-a-thons I make sure to have plenty of snacks, coffee, energy drinks and water readily available so I have the energy to stay awake for the full 24 hours.  Plus my husband always makes sure to take care of lunch, dinner and make sure I am supplied with the snacks and drinks I mentioned.

I hope everyone is having fun!  Happy Reading!!


  1. Oooh, I totally would do a readathon but never done one! Sounds good!

    1. They are fun. You should try to do one sometime. =)