Saturday, April 10, 2010


I'm a few minutes late.  I was checking Facebook messages and found one from one of my students asking "what is a read-a-thon?"  Had to take a minute to answer.

Here are my answers to the Hour 1 Challenge:

Where are you reading from today?

     I'm in Michigan in a comfy chair in my livingroom.
3 facts about me …
     I'm an 8th grade teacher.
     I'm a slow reader. :-(
     My friends shake their heads about all the time I spend reading.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
     Right now five.

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)?
   To read three books I've had for a while but haven't had time to read.  EMILY by Emily Smucker is one of the first ones.  Supposedly nonfiction experiences of a real teen. 

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?


Felicia S. said...

Good Luck! Go Team Woodsworth! ---Happy Reading!

Cindy said...

Good luck!!! Have fun! Found ur blog, and now I'm following you!

Anonymous said...

Traditional read-a-thon blessing:

May the bookshelf be there to greet you.
May all the books appeal.
May the fridge be full of tasty snacks;
the words fall soft upon your eyes and until the read-a-thon ends,
may you always hold a book in the palm of your hand.

Good luck today!

Readingjunky said...

Thanks for all the encouraging comments.