Friday, October 16, 2015

The Post Before Readathon

Tomorrow is the fall Readathon. If you aren't signed up, hop over here first and join in! Then come back, please.

Let's start with the most important thing first - the books! Half the fun of readathon is ridiculously overplanning, with the hope that you will somehow you will read faster than you have ever read in your life, unhampered by family, a need for bathroom breaks, or the stuff of day-to-day life. Here is my ambitious pile of books:

From the library:
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
Ms. Marvel, volume 1 by G. Willow Wilson

From my shelves:
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Things Unsaid by Diana Paul
Submerged by Dani Pettrey
Tables in the Wilderness by Preston Yancey
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

The next important thing is the food. I usually do better with planning and cooking/baking ahead of the Readathon. This time around, things just didn't happen so much. I plan to make a late night Target run tonight and pick up some yummy snacks. Hubby has promised to cook dinner, so we should be all set!

This year, I will be reading and cheering so maybe I will come visit you on twitter!

What are you reading? What snacks will you have? Tell me of all your readathon plans!



  1. I love Ms. Marvel and Escape from Mr. Lemocello's Library - those are two fantastic choices. If you like Ms. Marvel, I just read the first volume of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, which sounds really odd, but has the same humor as Ms. Marvel. Highly recommended.

    Good luck with the readathon!

    1. Thanks! It's always good to know that you made good book choices. :)

  2. I love how you have a little bit of everything in your stack. Have a wonderful Readathon! I'll be sure to come by and cheer you on.

    1. That was what I tried to do. I never know what will stick during Readathon day!

  3. You have a great variety of books there! Good luck with the readathon!

  4. Make sure you read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library! I literally danced around the house when I was done reading it because I loved it so much. I hope you enjoy it. It's a perfect read for readathon day! :)

  5. So exciting! I am pretty sure I discovered your blog last April because of the readathon. And I love your choices especially that they're all in different genres. Variety is key imo.
    Also, I wanted to take this time to mention that a group of us on instagram is reading for charity, specifically for We have a campaign that will kick off when the readathon begins. There are a few giveaway prizes from sponsors to randomly selected winners, but we'd like to invite you mainly because we've seen how the book community has come together before. I think we can do it again this time! Here is the link to the campaign - >

  6. I'm with you in feeling pretty unprepared. I'm nowhere near as ready as I usually am. It looks like you have some great books picked out, though!