Eek, Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon is starting in a few hours (tomorrow, my time)! Are you prepared? Got everything ready? Told the family, stocked up on coffee, disconnected the phone?
I haven’t done much, myself, but I have separated out a pile of books for tomorrow. I wasn’t going to, but then I realized that if I didn’t set aside books I’d be wandering around panicking because I couldn’t find anything to read. If I have a stack of books to focus my reading on, I’ll save time and nerves!
So here’s my stack:
It’s a mix of graphic novels, chick lit, Harlequin romances (which I probably won’t end up reading, but they’re the perfect size!), YA novels, and James Bond. What’s your mix?
I haven’t really made any other preparations. I figure I’ll just eat during breaks, and I can keep reading when I’m making coffee. It’ll be harder to not get distracted by Twitter (or my email), but I think I can cut back on my usual obsessive check-every-half-hour thing. I do want to set some update posts ready before tomorrow, so I don’t have to worry about thinking of anything clever to say while half-dead from lack of sleep. But what should I include in them? What are you putting in your update posts?
What have you done to prepare for the read-a-thon? Any tips for newbies from those who have done it before?