Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon: First post!

Everyone, I am excited to announce that today is the start of...the Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon!

Lately I've been really wanting to join a read-a-thon. Not because I need to read's more that I'm already treating my life like it's a read-a-thon and devouring books like a starving animal. (Um, I don't know what happened with that analogy.) And since I'm already going through books much faster than I normally do, I think it would be really fun to just spend a week tracking my progress and pushing myself just a little bit more--and most of all, sharing the journey with all the other participants! Being new to the book blogging world, I'm still looking for more blogs to follow and enjoy (blogs that aren't all about Young Adult reads--sorry, just had to say it). I'm really looking forward to getting to know other book bloggers a bit better and sharing my bookish journeyings even more.

Here are my goals for the week:

Book Goals 
1 -- Finish My Life in France by Julia Child
2 -- Finish Versailles: Biography of a Palace by Tony Spawforth
3 -- Read some of October Sky with my husband
4 -- Read ALL of Northanger Abbey 
5 -- Start reading Ivanhoe

Non-Book Goals
1 -- Update at least once a day here at the blog
2 -- Stay updated on Twitter (something I'm still very new to) and keep up with the Twitter chats
3 -- Find at least 3 new blogs to follow

I'm excited to get going this week! If you're also participating in the read-a-thon (or even if you aren't), feel free to leave a comment with your blog address--I'd love to check it out! 


  1. Welcome to the read-a-thon and to the blogging world, Emily! I hope you accomplish your goals this week.

    My main blog, The True Book Addict, is not "all about young adult reads" so I hope you'll check it out. ;O) I'm in The Classics Club too. I'm following you via GFC, but just a pointer, you might want to have a subscribe via email option in your sidebar. That's mainly how I keep track of the blogs I follow. Don't want to miss your posts.

    1. Thank you! I've checked out your blog several times before, but I don't think I'm formally following, so I will have to do that.