Thursday, September 18, 2014

October 18th Dewey Read-A-Thon Plan (Tentative)

One of my Bloggiesta goals is to come up with game plan for next month's Dewey's 24-Hour-Read-A-Thon. Everything in this plan is completely tentative because there will always be factors I could not account for before-hand. There is also the problem of "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel" earlier in the week. I will be up late the night before playing video games with Fluxxdog and Veonoss. I'll even be taking Friday off so we can get maximum game time before I have to fall asleep to prep for Saturday's Read-A-Thon.

I will, of course, be checking twitter and Dewey's blog for hourly updates, but will remind myself to set the Kindle down for a bit every 3 hours. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to eat and read on my Kindle at the same time, I've done it before. I'm also allowing myself to get up and walk around as I need to. The late night shower is because I'm used to taking a shower when I need to wake up and really did help last year.

Tentative Schedule
7 AM - Wake up, Prep
8 AM - Starting Post on Blog
11 AM - 3 Hours Post, Challenges, Visiting other blogs (30 minutes)
2 PM - 6 Hours Post, Challenges, Exercising/Stretching (30 minutes)
5 PM - 9 Hours Post, Challenges, Visiting other blogs (30 minutes)
8 PM - Halfway There Post, Challenges, Exercising/Stretching (30 minutes)
11 PM  - 15 Hours Post, Shower (30 minutes)
2 AM - 18 Hours Post, Challenges, Visiting other blogs (30 minutes)
5 AM - 21 Hours Post, Challenges, Exercising/Stretching (30 minutes)
8 AM - Final Post, Shower, SLEEP

I'm planning on using the Read-A-Thon to at least try to make a dent in my eBook TBR list. I'll end up wearing my reading glasses all day, but it will be worth it. Last year I managed about 5 books (including 1 audiobook) but I read eBooks faster than hardcopy. With this in mind, I created a list of 10 books to read, but with the understanding that fewer than 10 is acceptable.

Tentative Reading List

1) Darkness Concealed by D. Emery Bunn
2) The Realmsic Conquest: The Hero of Legend by Demethius Jackson
3) Inherited Danger by Brian Rathbone
4) NPCs by Drew Hayes
5) Water Saga: Part 1 by Claretta Maynard
6) Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz
7) Neuromancer by William Gibson
8) The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit
9) American Dark Age #1 by Jean Michel
10) Escape: Omega Book 1 by Keith Latch

Well, that's one Bloggiesta goal down and so many more to go. I'm happy to have a tentative plan for the Read-A-Thon. Hope to see you there!


  1. I love your plan! Three hour chunks seem very manageable. Good luck!

    1. Thanks! Last time I did 4 hour chunks but I want to be more active in the community this time around.

  2. I usually find that I do best at Readathon when I have a plan. I need to work on one soon...the Readathon is in two days!

    1. This is only my 2nd Readathon, so I'm hoping I do better with a plan :)