Read-a-Thon 1st update (10:41am)

Time for reading break and to answer the first set of questions for the read-a-thon

Where are you reading from today?

My easy chair in the living room. I’ve eaten breakfast and I’ve got a supply of coffee.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

I didn’t officially create a TBR pile for the read-a-thon but I do have two books I wanted to get through: “Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins. After that I have a book of short stories by Tobias Buckell I’ll read.

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?

To finish “Hunger Games” (which I did) and to have fun!

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

Don’t stress yourself – take your time and read what you can and visit others when you can. Make your goal to have fun and stick with that.

Reading Totals

Finished: “Hunger Games” (last 20 pages)
Started: “Catching Fire” (first 50 pages out of 275).
Total Page count: 70

Now it’s time to go do some cheerleading!

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Read-a-Thon T minus 62 minutes and counting

Just over an hour until it’s time to start reading! This is my third read-a-thon. I was a reader the first time and a cheerleader the second time. Today I’m going to do both. First goal for today is to finish “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins – which I’ve been reading for far to long. After that the goal is to have as much fun as I can today!

Good luck everyone!

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Link: The It Gets Better Project

Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.

They need to know that it gets better. Submit a video. Give them hope.

Watch the videos at The It Gets Better Project

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Link: The We Got Your Back Project

This project was born of wanting to make sure everyone’s voice is heard, especially for those LGBTQIA youth who need to hear that it will get better, that it will not always be so hard, so rough to get out of bed some mornings and face the taunting, the hate and the hard work of getting through the day. We encourage our trans gender, bisexual, and especially people of color to contribute to this project…

Read more at The We Got Your Back Project

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