Friday, October 12, 2012

Dewey's Read-a-thon: The Game Plan

There's just one more day until Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon begins. From past read-a-thons, I've found that it's important to have a plan especially with one day read-a-thons. I'm keeping the goals simple and I've selected a variety of books to choose from. Many of the books were impulse buys and a couple are books that I've wanted to reread. I do have a couple of things planned today - my Weight Watchers meeting and a book signing with The Unnaturalists author Tiffany Trent - but I made sure to fit that into my hour by hour schedule. I also plan to fit in a couple of 10-15 minute walks just so I don't get achy from sitting for hours at a time reading. I'm going to participate in a few challenges and provide status updates every few hours. I hope to stop by some blogs and cheer other readers along. If you're participating in the read-a-thon, let me know in the comments and I'll stop by your blog.

Read 800 pages
Devote at least 1 hour to Pride and Prejudice
(I'm trying to finish this one in 2012)

Books to choose from:

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan (reread)
Burnout by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Breakout by Paul Fleischman
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder (reread)
The abc's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro
How I Changed My Life by Todd Strasser

apples and peanut butter, oranges, popcorn

Iced mocha, water, and tea

The Timeline
8:00 a.m. Pride and Prejudice
9:00 a.m. WW meeting and breakfast
10:00 a.m. breakfast break
11:00 a.m. Book 1
12:00 p.m. continue book 1
1:00 p.m. continue/finish book 1
2:00 p.m. Tiffany Trent book signing
3:00 p.m. Tiffany Trent book signing
4:00 p.m. Book 2
5:00 p.m. continue book 2
6:00 p.m. continue/finish book 2
7:00 p.m. Book 3
8:00 p.m. continue book 3
9:00 p.m. continue/finish book 3
10:00 p.m. Start Book 4
11:00 p.m. continue book 4
12:00 a.m. continue/finish book 4
1:00 a.m. Start Book 5
2:00 a.m.
3:00 a.m.
4:00 a.m.
5:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.


  1. It looks like you have quite the game plan! I haven't read anything by David Levithan, but have a few of his books on my TBR list. How do you like him? Have you read Every Day yet? Good luck Saturday!

  2. Lots of great choices! I might have to steal your idea of taking walks, only modify it with hoping on my stationary bike.

    Best of luck Saturday :-D

  3. It's a great idea to break it down by the hour: good luck with it! (Nice variety of snacks, too.)


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