This will be my second 'bout' so once again I have to remind myself NOT TO GET CARRIED AWAY! Here is the event info ...
See - there we go - low pressure - apparently I need my read-a-thons to be low pressure. I also need to do better with book selection this time and remember to include more ebooks, since that is what I spent the most time reading last time. The bulk of my fun reading time is in the dark after the kids are asleep.
Once again the week falls during a point in the year that my normal amount of pleasure reading would be right around zilch - it's Finals week and I will be giving and grading three exams plus grading all of the outstanding project and homework. I plan to balance pulling out my hair grading with reading something light and fun to help keep me from going nuts.
When I was in college the week after finals I would go to the library and check out armloads of children's books (it was during one of those trips that I found the first Harry Potter book - there was just the one at the time!). I still do something like that, I will just be starting a week and a half earlier than usual. My list will be heavy on funny stuff this time. Last time I made the mistake of listing a bunch of 'grownup' modern literature and stuff with lots of buzz that sounded like something I should like but that I was appalled by (Discovery of Witches, I am looking at you). Not this time. I will be feckless and frivolous and have fun (and alliterative too, I guess).
Time Devoted to ReadingI plan to devote at least two hours each day (probably split between lunch and just after the kids fall asleep) to reading for pleasure.
- To read 6 books for pleasure (to heck with books for classes - I have all summer for that).
- Complete at least a summary review for each book read
- I also want to participate in at least three challenges (I did all but one last time, but my time will be more thoroughly occupied with grading this time around).
Update - I have added a Bout of Books 10.0 Goals List and will post my update information there.