Welcome Clubbers! Adam here, and I’m excited to be kicking off the Second Annual Classics Club Readathon!
I hope you are all well-rested and ready for some classic book action. Make sure you drink plenty of water (and, if you’re like me, lots of caffeine) and that you have handy-dandy, healthy(?) snacks available! I prefer almonds and mixed berries. Oh, and chocolate.
As with all things Classics Club related, this is a laid back, zero pressure readathon. There won’t be hourly updates here on the blog (more like every 4-6 hours), but please come and visit once in a while.
While the goal is to get a jump-start on some Classics Club books, it is also fun to procrastinate and visit one another, right? We have lots of new members, and plenty of steadfast alumni, participating this year. There will also 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 (or what kind of progress you made with the ones you started today).
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 own blog and submit the link to our Mister Linky widget. Most important of all, have fun!
- Name and Blog:
- Snacks and Beverages of Choice:
- Where are you reading from today?:
- What are your goals for the Readathon?:
- What book(s) are you planning on reading?:
- Are you excited?:
Since I’m hosting this go ’round, I’ll answer the questions right here on this post…
- Name and Blog: I’m Adam of Roof Beam Reader!
- Snacks and Beverages of Choice: Uh, see above. Mostly chocolate.
- Where are you reading from today? Chicago, Illinois, USA!
- What are your goals for the Readathon?: I hope to make a good dent in the three chunkster books I’m reading this month. I doubt I’ll finish any of them, but I want to get at least 100 pages of each knocked out. If I do that, maybe I’ll try to plow through one short book, just to knock something off my list early in the year. 🙂
- What book(s) are you planning on reading?: Ulysses by James Joyce; Walt Whitman’s America by David S. Reynolds; and The Complete Poems by Walt Whitman. Each of these is 600-900 pages, so, yeah, I won’t finish them, but I think I can definitely make some good progress.
- Are you excited?: Uhm, yeah! I’m going to post a readathon journal entry on my blog sometime today with my starting point for each book, and then some updates throughout the day, as well as a final page count/ending point for each book – that way I can accurately track just how much reading I did, how far I got with each book, etc. I’m just going to update that one post throughout the day, though, so that my readers don’t get spammed all day long with multiple posts. Good luck to you all!