What: 2012 High Summer Read-a-thon
When: 16 – 22 July 2012
Who: Michelle (The True Book Addict)
How it works: Over the seven-day period, read as much as possible. How much and how long is entirely up to the individual.
I think I’ve mentioned, more than once, that I like these types of read-a-thons. Until recently, I generally bypassed multi-day read-a-thons, thinking that I wouldn’t read enough daily to warrant it or it would start to feel like a chore instead of a relaxing hobby. Plus, I’m not much into the give-a-ways or the mini-challenges. I rather read.
This past Christmas, I decided to give an end-of-year read-a-thon a try. I had taken time off from work, so I had plenty of leisure time. It turns out, it was a perfect fit. Does that mean I’m skipping the Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? No. If I plan it right, I can usually get a least 12 – 15 hours out of it, but I won’t stay up for the duration.
Goals: This time, I actually came up with some. Based on the results of the last one, I’m going to set a page goal of 900 pages. I would like to finish at least 3 books and read for at least 30 hours. I will endeavor to update daily and, if I come across another participant in my feed reader, I will stop by and say “hi”. If I’m doing really well — meaning I got a lot of reading time logged/pages read — I’ll spend a bit more time visiting. I’m afraid that, if I spend too much time on-line, I’ll lose track and not get much reading done. I hope to read 3 – 4 hours each day during the work week. Sunday, I think, will be the best day for visiting.
I haven’t decided on whether or not to set aside any books specifically for the ‘thon. Much will depend on what book I’m reading at the start and where I stand in regards to other challenges I’m participating in on Good Reads!