My Challenges (timed)


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My Challenges (perpetual)

100 SHOTS OF SHORT
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CHECKIN’ OFF THE CHEKHOV
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THE COMPLETE BOOKER
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MARTEL-HARPER CHALLENGE
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MODERN LIBRARY'S 100 BEST NOVELS

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
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THE PULITZER PROJECT
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TAMMY'S BEYOND BOOKS CHALLENGE

New York Times Book Review: 6/40
New Yorker: 0/36
New York Review of Books: 0/20
Vogue: 1/16
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall 2008 Readathon -- intro post

It's finally here! To start, we've been asked to answer the following questions, sort of a "get to know you" post.

Where are you reading from today? Crawfordville, Florida (a suburb of Tallahassee)

3 facts about me …

I love college football, but luckily my team (Go Gators!) is off this week, so my reading time won't be interrupted by must-see-TV

Whenever I sit down to read, 1 of my 2 beagles has to sit in my lap and look at the book. I think I've trained him to love books, too.

I'm a ParrotHead.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 4 novels, 1 nonfiction, and 5 books of short stories

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)? I'd like to increase my number of hours -- 13 last time. My original goal had been to finish at least 3 books, but I changed my book choices at the last minute, so that threw a monkey wrench into those plans.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time? Take several breaks or you'll wear yourself out. Mix up your reading choices -- you want to keep it interesting and not fry your brain. If you don't meet your goals, don't worry. This is supposed to be fun, no one's going to grade you:)

3 comments:

Veens said...

AWESOME!

how is it coming... hope u r hveing FUN!

and yes w need breaks :) big time:)

happy reading!

Tammy said...

I haven't actually started reading yet, been too busy visiting other blogs and doing the 1st mini-challenge. Had to give my brain a chance to wake up:) Time to get started!

Kirstin said...

Thanks for the advice -- I suspect I'll need it toward the end of the time.

My MIL is a Florida alum, so we also root for the Gators -- and cringe every time we see an FSU win!

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