Morning Meanderings… RELEASE The Read-A-Thon

Good morning!  Today is going to be an AWESOME day!  The Dewey Read A Thon has begun!  In my next of the woods here in central Minnesota kick off time was at 6 am, however I have a small commitment this morning and will need to leave for about an hour so I started early, at 5 AM.  I am hoping to make HUGE progress today.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  Brainerd Minnesota

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?  Hmmm…. I am not sure, they all look kind of awesome

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I think I am making baked nachos for lunch

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!  Hmmmm…. crazy enough to get up an hour earlier then requited to start this readathon to get in as many hours as I can 🙂

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?  This is probably my 4th or 5th time participating.  I am being more intentional today, if I am moving about I have audio, if I can be stationary I have books….  I have done everything I can to free up my day.


I am reading for Camp Benedict, a camp that is for people infected with AIDS and for those around then it has affected.  I have been to this camp and seen the power it has to bring people together in hope and compassion.  I will donate to the camp 10 cents a page, and $1.00 for ever 10 minutes of audio I listen to. If you would like to sponsor this cause with me, please let me know in the comments and I will get the information to you.

I will be doing updates throughout the day here on an update post that I will start and just keep adding on to so as not to create multiple posts.  Please feel free to stop back in and cheer me on 😀  I will take all the encouragement I can get!

In the past, I have shown pictures of the massive PILE of books I would love to get through and honestly… I never get through them… so rather than set myself for the BIG FAIL… I am going to show you the plan in baby step format….

So…. on my morning plate I have:

I have right around a hundred pages left on this read.

Then I would like to make some progress in:

I don’t want to finish this as it is a work in progress, but I would like to get 50 or so pages done this morning. 

From there, I am not sure…. plenty to choose from… we will see what way I go as the day goes on.  😀

Be sure to stop back here at noon as well for my mini challenge… it will be a whole lot of fun and may give you a few ideas as well 😀

47 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… RELEASE The Read-A-Thon

  1. Have fun!! I am cheating too and started a few hours early. Like you, I didn’t picture a pile of books. I like to pick and choose at random, as I can never know what I’m in the mood for next. But I do love looking at the pictures of other people 🙂

  2. Have a good read-a-thon, Sheila. I’m starting at 2pm local time. Glad I didn’t have to get up early for it but I hope you got started nicely and will polish off a lot of pages!

  3. I will be starting the read-a-thon in a little less than an hour. I have made a list of books I might read. I did the same thing last time and got through four of the ten books. So it just serves as a guideline…:)

    I’ll have to check back here for your mini challenge while I have my lunch break. I think it is fantastic that you are reading for charity. Good luck today!

  4. I haven’t picked out a specific set of books for the event, which I’ll be doing on and off throughout the day, but have a stack of books that I could read.

    I’ll finish the one I started yesterday, hopefully (Heiress Without a Cause), and then who knows?

    Have fun!

  5. Sheila, good luck to you! I’m so glad you are reading for a cause again this year. I’ve been over and placed a little donation on your page. Have a great day and thanks for letting me help out with Camp Benedict again this year. Hugs!

  6. Good luck, and have fun today! You’re definitely reading for an awesome cause, so that should be a huge motivator. =) Don’t be afraid to take a break, because it’ll help, since you’ll end up feeling more refreshed when you go back to reading! Have a blast today, and I hope you get some serious reading done for your awesome cause!

  7. I love that you’re reading for a cause! Have an awesome readathon today, Sheila! And good on you for being so prepared. I’m totally winging it today. 🙂

  8. wow jane eyre. I read that the first time in 6th grade and it was the first post chapterbook read that gave such a thrill I still remember the experience of reading it better than the story itself. The last time I read it was in high school. I think it is time for another reread.

    happy thonning

  9. Sheila,
    My friend, thank you so much for supporting Camp Benedict ! I have had some of my campers ask if you were going to come back to camp, they thought what you are doing to help us was awsome. I just went over our list of new applicants yesterday ( over 100) it will be a very full camp. So next up is our Silent Auction Dinner this Thursday and after that ..on to the Bike Ride ! You have made it easy for me to share the struggles living with AIDS. This last winter was a tough one but thank God for smart doctors….I will never give up HOPE. Friends like you always fill my heart with love…Thank you, Connie

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