Basically this will be much the same as the original - except I'll be doing it a couple of days late. I'll be following the same basic principles, linking to their site, maybe doing some of the memes and challenges from today's mega-read, and nabbing their gorgeous buttons - I just won't have the whole cheerleading-squad, prize-giving, 450-other-people-doing-it-too thing going on along the way... It sounds a bit tragic when you put it that way, but hey, I'm just happy that I get my read-a-thon at last!
My plan is to start my 24 hours at 8pm (Brit-girl time) on Monday night, stretching through into my day off on Tuesday. That means I have time to get home from work, start my laundry, have a break and maybe a teensy weensy power-nap before I start... then it's books all the way! I'll be keeping track of what I'm reading - and how much - and blogging a few other bits and pieces during my reading breaks. If I can get through the night, then so much the better - though if I need the occasional power nap to keep my eyes and head clear, then so be it. I figure 8pm is a good time to finish anyway because I can go straight to bed if I want, ready for work on Wednesday...
Obviously Monday night is a really stoopid time for most people to be staging a Read-a-Thon, but if anyone wants to read along for half an hour, a couple of hours, whatever, then feel free... leave a message and a link to your blog in the comments of any of the posts up until the end of the 24 hours, and I'll try to stop by and see you! *Keeps fingers crossed that nothing goes horribly awry, and that her Mum doesn't go make her an appointment or something at the last minute. Also, that she doesn't fall asleep at 10pm and embarrass herself*
So, anyone think they might read along for an hour? And anyone who's participating in the *real* Blog-a-Thon today (or participated, by the time you read this!) - do you have any tips for a successful 24 hours? Any hints as to how to make it through the wee hours of the morning, or what makes a great Read-a-Thon book? Leave me your wisdom in the comments!