Saturday, April 27, 2013

Read-A-Thon Day!

Today is the spring read-a-thon hosted over at Dewey's Read-a-Thon. You can also follow the action on Twitter as well. It is hard to believe that during the last read-a-thon, my girls were still gestating nicely. Time has flown by!

I'm going to do my best to read a bit, cheer on folks and possibly participate in some mini-challenges. We have a baby shower to go this afternoon, outside of watching our girls will distract me from the read-a-thon fun!  I will be updating this post throughout the day with my updates.

Hour 1 - my little ones woke up within 5 minutes of me posting initially.  So I gave them baths and got them dressed for the day.

Hour 2 - I am cheering on Team Tiger, so I spent some time going through the blogs from M-Z posting some commenting love.

Hour 3 - I spent some time cheering Team Tiger blogs from G-K and responding to some earlier comments as well.

Hour 4 - More cheering on readers and playing with my girls.

Hour 5 - Hour 11 - heading to a baby shower and will catch up with read-a-thon fun hopefully in hour 12.

Hour 12 - dinner and relaxing for a bit

Hour 13 & 14  - went through the rest of the Team Tiger blog list and cheered on more readers.  I might check out a mini-challenge, but I am fading as I have been up since 5:30 this morning.  Even though I didn't get any reading done today, I enjoyed cheering others on and seeing what they were reading.

Introductory Questions
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
           DC Metro area
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
           I haven't even picked out a TBR stack (shocker!), but I might focus on reading some e-books
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
           I am very unprepared with read-a-thon snacks.  Whatever I have in the house will have to work
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
           I am a librarian and a mother of twin girls who just turned 6 month yesterday
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
          This read-a-thon is now my 5th or 6th one.  I am planning to participate as much as I can and encourage on other readers.


  1. Orange Crush, lemon ice!
    Read them once, read them twice!
    Read them high, read them low!
    Dewey’s Readers on the go!

    Happy Reading!
    Jennifer~Team Panda
    The Relentless Reader

  2. I find it amazing that you have 6-month-old twins yet you find time to cheer on readers. Thanks for your encouragement! :)

    Also, have fun in the baby shower. They are the cutest kind of parties.

    1. Awh thanks! I've learned how to multitask and take some time for me as well =)

  3. I agree with Masanobu -- thank you for taking time to cheer when you have so many other obligations. I hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. I hope your day is going well and is full of GREAT books :) You're a true read-a-thon vet! This is only my 2nd time :)

    Everywhere we go
    People want to know
    Who we are
    So we tell them
    We are the readers!
    The mighty, mighty readers!

    I hope you’re having a fantastic Read-a-Thon!
    Jennifer ~ Team Panda
    The Relentless Reader

    1. Thanks for the creative cheers! No books for me today, but that's okay

  5. First I have to say how AWESOME is your blog title. I love it! I'm also quite impressed with your cheering record for the day. You're a true devotee! Wishing you a chance to read as the evening wears on. Thanks for your great example to us Cheer-ers!

    Team Panda

  6. Thanks for cheering! Also, I am in the DC metro area too -- wasn't it a beautiful day?

  7. Great job cheering!

    Jenn and The Cats *Team Panda*

  8. It sounds like you had your hands full! I'm so glad you could participate, and I hope we see you back in October! :)