2012 High Summer Read-a-thon


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!

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2012 High Summer Read-a-thon — 2 Comments

  1. I’m so glad you’re joining me for the read-a-thon. Your goals sound very feasible. Yes, I’ve made my RATs very light on mini-challenges…actually none, unless another blogger chooses to host one. I just feel that read-a-thons should be more about the reading. If you’re on Twitter, I have decided to have some Twitter parties this time. I’m not going to make them super long…probably an hour each.

    The starting line sign-in post will go live at midnight on starting day. There will be a linky for that. Thanks again for signing up and for helping get the word out. 🙂

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