Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Readathon


OK, I'm gonna do it.  For the duration of the London Olympics I will be reading like a crazy book lady (Oh, sorry to take your title away Curlypow....).  Random House of Canada is holding an Olympic Readathon.  Its an opportunity for you to chip away at your TBR pile and get as much reading done as possible.  Be sure to tweet @RandomHouseCA with the hashtag #OlympicReadathon with your progress.  You can also add your name to the spreadsheet to help monitor your goal.  I'm number 113 with a goal of 2000 pages.  Please comment on this post if you decide to sign up with your goal.  I'd love to connect with my fellow "reading athletes"!!  

9 comments:

  1. I will be just the opposite, I fear. Since I'm addicted to the Olympics and will be glued to the TV instead of a book! Good luck!

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    1. Enjoy Annette. We all need a reading break sometime or other.

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  2. Good luck! I'm all signed up and aiming for a modest 850 pages, just because work's so mad at the moment and I have STUPID CLEANING to do for STUPID HOUSE VIEWINGS. I am not a cleaning fan. :)

    I'll be around on Twitter and I have a reada--thon blog post as well, so I'll keep an eye out for you and cheer you on!

    Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl
    http://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/the-olympic-read-thon.html

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    1. Good luck with the cleaning Ellie. Think of the reading as your reward for each little bit of cleaning that you finish.

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  3. Sounds like fun! Hmmm, I'm already doing a week long RaT with a Goodreads group next week and have a goal to read 10 books in 7 days. I need to figure out how long the Olympics is and see how I can incorporate this challenge into my reading time!

    SJ
    http://anonbookslut.blogspot.com/

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  4. Alright, I'm a sucker for a challenge - I'll go with Christinabean's 2000 page goal. I figure it's lofty enough to keep me vaguely motivated, but not so high I'm going to get discouraged easily (the person above me on the spreadsheet is shooting for 10,000! I wish!).

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    1. I'll be one of your cheerleaders to keep you motivated - Ra ra reading !

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  5. OK Christinabean, I'm up for the challenge. 2000 pages it is. The crazy book lady has to prove she's worthy of the name :)

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