Monday, August 4, 2014

Monster Read-a-Thon: Goals

It's back to the books! Today marks the start of The Pick-Your-Thon: Monster Read-a-Thon/Review-a-Thon hosted by The Book Monsters. We'll be reading!

The goal (for me) is to do better than I did for the last two read-a-thons we participated in. By do better, I mean being more realistic about my goals and do better at reaching them, not necessarily reading more. I say this because I am working on another custom project at the moment.

Amidst all this reading, I'm sewing a custom photo rag quilt for a set of siblings who want a special birthday gift for their mother. So far it's going well. Now...the trick is to balance my time between sewing, reading, and all the other good stuff.

Darian's goal is apparently just to read. He set his goals based on how he did last time, so once again he's aiming higher than me. I have no doubt he'll do well. He's already packed in a handful of hours to my one and change.

Here's what we hope to accomplish...
Elle's Goals 

Total Reading Time Goal : 900 minutes

Total Pages Goal : 1000 pages

Completed Books Goal : 5

Currently Reading : The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Planned Reading : 
          1. A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
          2. The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
          3. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
          4. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Bonus Books :
          1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
          2. Anathema by Megg Jensen
          3. The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

Darian's Goals 

Total Reading Time Goal : 1500 minutes

Total Pages Goal : 1500 pages

Completed Books Goal : 6

Planned Reading :
          1. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
          2. Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan
          3. Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman
          4. Trials of Death by Darren Shan
          5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Bonus Books :
          1. The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan
          2. Airman by Eoin Colfer

We'll be updating our progress every other day. That way I can get some reading in rather than just blog updating.

I've put Darian in charge of coming up with some special events we can do for our weekend reading since Collin will be tied up working for most of Saturday and Sunday. He has until tomorrow night to come up with them so that we can pow-wow and then post our plans in Wednesday's update. We're totally up to hearing any suggestions you die hard readers have to offer.

At the end of this read-a-thon, we're adding a bonus. It's been a while since we've updated our brackets for the 2014 Book of the Year Bracket Challenge, so we'll be showing our progress during our wrap up post. Haven't joined yet? Come join us for the fun! Sign ups are located here. It's a low pressure self-driven challenge that can be tailored to your reading pace. We'd love to have you join us.

Until Wednesday...HAPPY READING!


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