Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mini Challenge - Hour 1

Where are you reading from today?
My home in upstate NY.

3 facts about me …
1. I work a full time job, and then at home am a caregiver full time for a disabled person, and have a 4 year old daughter that all keep me busy.
2. I am a food-o-holic, unfortunately. When I get stressed, my eating goes haywire.
3. I have a house full of pets. I have 4 dogs, 6 cats, 2 ferrets, 3 rats, 2 fish and one cockatiel just in case I didn't already have enough on my plate. LOL

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Looks like 17. LOL Just in case I get bored and want to switch around a bit. I'm used to reading more than one book at a time (normally between 4 and 6), so it won't bother me to switch around a lot. Just hope I can actually finish some!

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)?
Unfortunately I got delayed at the beginning here a few minutes, but I am hoping to read 4 or 5 books, but that may be very optimistic. I'd like to read at least 2,000 pages, and I am hoping to make it through the entire thing.

Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
Well, since this is also my first time doing this, my advice would be: Be prepared before hand. Go shopping and have snacks and drinks available. Pick a place to have all your books and anything else you will need handy, and if you are trying to do this like I am with a little one, have plenty of things to keep him/her occupied so you can have peace to read. And maybe unplug the phone! And apparently I didn't plan well enough, as I haven't read page one yet, and my daughter just came running to me after having an accident in her pull-up and wanting me to make her SpongeBob macaroni & cheese! UGH!


Care said...

awesome goals! Have fun! I'm cheering you on!

Nymeth said...

Nothing like a house full of pets :D I don't have as many as you, but I do have 3 dogs and 4 cats. Happy reading!

Eva said...

I have 17 too! Yay for overly optimistic TBR piles! hehe

trish said...

WOW! I don't know how you read 4-6 books at a time...can't wait to read your updates! Good luck!