Read-athon: 1st Post

It is finally here and I am SO excited! I set my alarm this morning for 6:00 am (one hour before my official start time) so that I could have my mandatory 2 cups of coffee before attempting to read. I am now one hour into the read-athon and thoroughly enjoying The Anthologist (I am currently on page 179 — but I started the book on Thursday night). I am now taking a break for my morning Grape Nuts breakfast, and thought I would participate in the welcome meme:

Where are you reading from today? I am reading in “my cozy book nook” in Kansas City.

3 facts about me: I have been married for 27 years — I have 3 children (ages 23 – nearly 21 – and 16) and I have 3 adorable yellow labs.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? Well, I consider all my TBR books on the nook’s shelves to be at my disposal this weekend — so maybe 150??

Do you have any goals for the read-athon? Just to have fun doing my most favorite activity for the entire weekend. I plan to read quite a bit over the 48 hour time period – but certainly not staying up for 24 hours straight (I am too old).

If you are a veteran read-athoner, do you have any advice for those participating for the first time? Well, I have only participated in one other read-athon, so I would hardly consider myself a veteran. However, the one thing that I learned last spring was to NOT compare myself to others. I am not a fast reader – nor do I aspire to be. I enjoy savoring each and every word. My advice is to make this an enjoyable experience for YOU — whatever that means 🙂

Well, I am off to try to finish The Anthologist before the next post (which, by the way is a VERY excellent book and one that I know I will want to add to my personal library for future reference).


  • Karen Beth

    Wow, I applaud you for setting the alarm even earlier than the start time of the read-a-thon. Out here in Los Angeles, we started at 5, and there was no way I was getting up at 4! I hope you have a ton of fun.

  • Kaye

    Sounds like you're all set and ready to go. Hope you have a great day and happy reading. I'll be cheering you on from FL! Even Pudgy is saying, Go Molly, go Molly!

  • Anonymous

    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!

  • Louise

    Good morning Molly

    My name is Louise, and I am from Copenhagen, Denmark. This is my first visit to your blog, and I am already looking forward to come back when the whole Read-a-Thon busyness has come down 😉 I have seen you before commenting on much of the same blogs I comment on, and now I am happy that I have finally gone to check out your fab blog.

    The Read-a-Thon began for me at 2 PM, since 5 AM Pacific Time means 2 PM Copenhagen Time 😉 I hope to be able to hang around for many more hours… I am not reading though, but having a lot of fun working my way through a lot of great blogs to cheer. GO! GO! GO!

  • Kim

    Hi Molly! You are so dedicated. I set my alarm but ended up getting out of bed about 30 minutes late–still, for a Saturday morning, that was good for me. I was NOT going to get up at 5 am to read, which was my official start time.
    Having fun is my goal too–

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