The Classics Club Readathon Starting Post!

Classics Club Readathon January 2013Welcome Clubbers! Allie here, and I’m excited to be kicking off the first-ever Classics Club Readathon! Hopefully this will turn into a biannual event (with the second readathon in July)!

I hope you are well rested and ready for some classic book action. Make sure you drink plenty of water (not just caffeine) and that you eat something other than gummy bears. πŸ™‚ You’ll thank me later!

I do want to mention that this is a laid-back readathon. There won’t be hourly updates here on the blog, but please come and visit once in awhile. While the goal is to get a jumpstart on some Classics Club books, it is also fun to procrastinate and visit, right? There will be a post at the end of the 24-hours with a wrap up questionnaire, as well as a place for you to tell us what books you finished off your list.

To kick off the event, we have a starting point questionnaire for you to fill out. You can either answer the questions in a comment below, or you can answer them on your blog and submit the link to our Mister Linky widget.

  1. Name and Blog:
  2. Snacks and Beverages of Choice:
  3. Where are you reading from today?
  4. What are your goals for the Readathon?
  5. What book(s) are you planning on reading?
  6. Are you excited?

Have fun!

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25 thoughts on “The Classics Club Readathon Starting Post!

  1. Name and Blog: Jim @ severalfourmany.wordpress.com/
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Iced Tea (‘unsweetened tea’ as they call it in Richmond) and later coffee.
    Where are you reading from today? At home
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? Kerouac’s Big Sur, the final book of his ‘Legend of Dulouz’
    Are you excited? Of course!

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  2. Name and Blog: Melissa, Avid Reader’s Musing
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Coffee and maybe some Almond Joys!
    Where are you reading from today? Indianapolis
    What are your goals for the Readathon? I just want to enjoy reading as much as I can. If I finish a book that’s great.
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? Persuasion, Little Women, A Good Man is Hard to Find, New Year’s Day and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Are you excited? Of course, I love any excuse to read!

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  4. Name and Blog : Maria [ HobbyBuku’s Classic ]
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice : Since I’m on medication (caught with the flue on Christmas) so my snack limited on hot soup and hot choco / cereal
    Where are you reading from today? My bedroom, since I canno’t go everywhere with the flue
    What are your goals for the Readathon? Prepare my self on Dickens Challenge in Feb.2013, specially I never read Dickens before, and persistence on the mail goal : to finished it πŸ˜€
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? Oliver Twist and Great Expectations
    Are you excited? Sure did πŸ˜€ hopelly it will be another readathon this year to push ourself in reading classics ( no more excuses on ‘no-time-to-read’ )

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  5. Name and Blog: Adam @ Roof Beam Reader
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Chocolate, Cheese, Coffee, and Water.
    Where are you reading from today? Chicago, Illinois, USA
    What are your goals for the Readathon? I hope to read two books.
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? O Pioneers & Siddhartha
    Are you excited? YEAH!

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        • After seeing the ambitious reading plans of others I was thinking that reading the first chapter of one of the tougher books in my pile might be a good way to end my readathon day. So I am set to keep going. That might be a plan for Siddhartha. I haven’t read it, so I don’t know if it is tough going or not, but it is an absolute favorite book of a friend of mine who is typically partial to pretty approachable books.

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  6. I’m off to a bit of a late start, but I’m ready to go now!
    Name and Blog: amanda (Simpler Pasttimes)
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: chocolate (dark), tea (hot, black, nothing added)
    Where are you reading from today? snowy northeast Ohio
    What are your goals for the Readathon? to spend a few hours reading and having fun
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? Little Women, Pinocchio, and The Princess and the Goblin – a little of each
    Are you excited? of course!

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  7. Hey guys! πŸ™‚ I posted on my blog, but I will post here too! Got a later start than most of you guys, since I was graciously allowed the chance to sleep in! Being a parent, you rarely get those and you learn to grab those chances! LOL So here I go!

    Name and Blog: Melissa and Must Read Faster
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: coffee, water, and ramen..cuz I am broke.
    Where are you reading from today? Global location: Alabama, more specific..My desk chair/couch/comfy chair..I foresee a lot of bouncing around.
    What are your goals for the Readathon? I want to catch up on all of my read-a-longs!
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? Persuasion, Les Mis, The Woman in White, and Mrs. Dalloway.
    Are you excited? VERY!!!!

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  8. I started the Readathon a few hours ago, as I live in Spain…
    1. Name and Blog: Teresa @ anywayidontcare.blogspot.com
    2. Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Fruit and tea!
    3. Where are you reading from today?: Barcelona, Spain. I’ve gone to a park to read in the morning, I’ll try to do the same this afternoon.
    4. What are your goals for the Readathon?: Well, it’s my first readathon ever so just try it and see how it turns out!
    5. What book(s) are you planning on reading?: If I get to read “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” I’ll be very happy! And that’s about it, I don’t think I can read more than 600 pages in a day!
    6. Are you excited?: OH YES!

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  9. Good morning everyone!
    Name and Blog: joon*ann @ A Novel Attachment
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: “Constant Comment” hot tea and a Kashi Banana Chocolate Chip Chewy Bar.
    Where are you reading from today? Eastern Tennessee near the Smoky Mountains
    What are your goals for the Readathon? I would like to finish reading a play and read as much as I can of some other classics.
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
    Are you excited? Yes, I am! πŸ™‚

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  10. Name and Blog: Adam at adamsbibliomania
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Well I still have some Christmas chocolate left over, plus water I expect.
    Where are you reading from today? South West UK, specifically my bedroom and my lounge.
    What are your goals for the Readathon? To read a good chunk of my book (and balance revision)
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? Villette by Charlotte Bronte
    Are you excited? Of course I am ! πŸ™‚

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  11. Good morning to all! I already wrote a blog post and didn’t address all questions in it, so I thought I’d fill out the questionnaire as well. Best of luck to everyone today!

    Name and Blog: Jenna (Lost Generation Reader)
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Starting with coffee, but I’ll definitely be drinking water as well…perhaps a little grape Koolaid as well. Not sure about snacks. Might have to do a store run as it appears I only have pretzels. Real food will happen as well.
    Where are you reading from today? I’ll be reading from my room unless I start getting too tired there in which case I’ll head to Starbucks. People are good not to bother me there.
    What are your goals for the Readathon? My biggest and most obvious goal is to spend the day reading. I’ve had very little time for fun reading because of school and work, so this day is much needed. My brain is ready…I think.
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? I have a list at my blog (on the Linky), but I’ll be starting with A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway.
    Are you excited? I’m very excited!

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  12. Name and Blog: Name is Caro, blog is Reading Against the Clock.
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Coffee, coffee, water, coffee. Perhaps some fruit salad later on, if the day continues to be as unbearably hot as it is now.
    Where are you reading from today? From my home in the south of Argentina.
    What are your goals for the Readathon? I want to finish Les Mis and make some progress with the bane of my existence, also known as Dante.
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? Les Miserables for sure, perhaps also Gone With the Wind and The Divine Comedy.
    Are you excited? Definitely!

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  13. Name and Blog: o (DΓ©laissΓ©)
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Energy drinks!
    Where are you reading from today? At home, in my study, and then later in bed.
    What are your goals for the Readathon? To read lots! And to introduce myself to Nancy Mitford.
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? I have a few lined up – The Blessing (Mitford), The Mayor of Casterbridge (Hardy), Washington Square (James), Diary of a Madman (Gogol), A Russian Gentleman (Aksakov), Meditations (Aurelius), A Town Like Alice (Shute), and The Water-Babies (Kingsley)
    Are you excited? Oh yeah! πŸ˜€

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  14. Name and Blog: Beth @ Too Fond
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Chocolate and coffee!
    Where are you reading from today? A small village in the French Alps
    What are your goals for the Readathon? To finish at least half of one book
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
    Are you excited? Is that a rhetorical questions? Of course!

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  15. Name and Blog: Fanda (Fanda Classiclit)
    Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Chocolate biscuits and water πŸ™‚
    Where are you reading from today? My bedroom and the terrace when I’m bored.
    What are your goals for the Readathon? Concentrating on the book, reading without much distraction.
    What book(s) are you planning on reading? The Portrait of A Lady
    Are you excited? Veryyyy! πŸ™‚

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