Planning for 24 in 48

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I decided to join in on the 24in48 Readathon.  I’ve never done a time based readathon before.  I always figured that they weren’t all that different from my normal life.  But, I actually heard about this before it started so I decided to give it a go.

The idea is that you try to read for 24 out of the 48 hours starting 12:00 AM July 22.  You record your times and there are challenges to participate in during the weekend.  I don’t think that I’ll make it to 24 hours because I have a husband and I like to sleep.  I can see myself trying to explain this to the husband.  “You see, I’ll be ignoring you all weekend because I have to read an arbitrary amount more than I actually usually read for no reason other than I want to.”  So, I’ll see what I get done.  I’m also not planning on staying up nights because I am a sleep-lover!

It seems like people are making up a lot of TBR lists.  We all know that I can’t stick to a TBR to save my life.  My first instinct is to run to the library to stock up like I don’t have stacks of books here that need read.  My TBR is my house and my iPad.

Some of the books that I might get to:

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating by Alan Alda – My current audiobook

Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution by Marcus Eriksen – possibly my next audiobook

Family by M.C.A. Hogarth – a novella from a series that I’ve binged over the past two days

From there I’m willing to let it be a surprise.

It seems like the other thing people are doing to prepare is buying snacks.  I never realized it until I had to answer a question about my favorite things to eat/drink while reading but I don’t tend to snack or drink while reading.  That isn’t a conscious choice.  It just turns out that way. Maybe I’ll buy some popcorn though because it is a special occasion. 

I also need to make sure the iPad, my phone (audiobooks), and the bluetooth headphones are all plugged in before I go to bed tonight.

Is anyone playing along?  Have I missed anything?