Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dewey's 24 hour Readathon

Good morning everyone!  It is that time.  Time for the 24 hour READATHON!  I am excited to begin.  20 minutes in, and I am still doing some housekeeping.  I will attempt to post throughout the day as I am reading.  I am also setting aside some time to work on some blog posts for next week.  Follow my progress here as well as on Twitter (@hannahmatkins).  You can find more info at the official site.  But, here is my Introductory Meme!

1)Where are you reading from today?
I am reading from the wonderful southern state of Tennessee.

2)Three random facts about me…
I am a nurse who works nights.  So a bit sluggish this morning.  :)
I absolutely love TV shows such as Bones and Criminal Minds.  A bit obsessive - I've seen all the episodes! 
I love to cook, especially baking bread!

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
As I have been whining to my sister, I slept all through yesterday (after three nights of work).  So I missed my planning day!  So I don't have a plan as of right now.  Working on some housekeeping stuff, then my plan, then reading.  :)  Don't you love it.  I'm planning on planning.  :)

4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
I don't have any goals yet except to have fun.  A bit stressed right now, so I am focusing on the fun part before I goal it up.

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
Breaks!  Have fun!  Take naps if needed!  Have fun!  Join me on Twitter.  It's an excellent medium for cheerleading and encouragement.   and have fun!

Anyone else doing the Readathon?  I will be back in a bit! 


  1. I'm feeling a little sluggish this morning too, but I think cheering is helping to pep me up. Happy read-a-thon!

  2. You are off to a great start - and I am impressed considering you were working all night! Have a fun day of reading!

  3. Cheering you on from Michigan! I finished my first book - hope you have a great readthon!

  4. Thanks for the cheer this morning! Here is what I came up with...

    How funky is Oscar Wilde
    How funky is Oscar Wilde
    How Loose is C.S. Lewis
    Lewis is totally loose
    So come on all you Poe fans
    So Come on all you Poe fans
    And shake out your Proust
    And shake out your Proust!!!


    P.S. I LOVE Criminal Minds!!! I'm watching the old episodes via Netflix! I have a mad crush on Reid!

  5. Thank you so much for visiting! I am crazy excited about winning a prize how cool!

  6. Off to a good start, keep on with the reading :D ps: I LOVE criminal minds and bones

  7. I have to admit that some of the episodes of CM scare the crap out of me! And by the way I just watch How To Be A Serial Killer on Netflix the other day, only because the guy who plays Reid is in it, it was kind of stupid and Reid had longer hair and it was all greasy so I don't recommend it.
    I have to get back to work now but have fun reading! And I'm following you now so be sure to keep us posted on how you are doing!

  8. I hope you're planing and reading has gone well :) Happy reading!