Usually I do my personal readathons on a holiday; once Christmas Eve Day and once on Labor Day Weekend.  I missed D.E.A.R.(Drop Everything and Read) day; it fell on Easter. I have decided to get some serious reading done in the middle of on-line teaching, staying at home and feeling slightly anxious about the coming “new normal” by dropping everything and staging a readathon. It will begin at 8:00 CST tomorrow, Saturday, March 18th, and run until sometime Saturday night. I will begin by posting Saturday Morning For Kids, my usual Saturday practice and see where it goes from there. I’m not setting specific goals, just reading, reading, and reading.

Who would like to join me? My Better Half has said he would participate, and I’d love to IMG_0720have my blogging friends along for the day’s journey.

Don’t forget the preparation we must do today: cooking ahead and having plenty of snacks on hand. LOL

See you early tomorrow.



First Line Fridays, which I first encountered on “Carla Loves to Read,” and originally started on “Hoarding Books,” is a post I could relate to.  I love reading the first lines of a new book or sharing the first lines of one I’ve already begun. Here are the first few lines of Wendy Mills’ novel, All We Have Left:

” 2001/Alia

Travis draws my face into his chest as the smoke engulfs us.

The other tower fell, it fell straight down like a waterfall of concrete and steel, and, Oh God, help me, please help me, because is this one going to fall too?            “

Turning to the back cover, I read, “A haunting and heart-wrenching story of two girls, two time periods, and the one event that changed their lives–and the world–forever.”

I am soooo ready to read this YA novel.