So before we get to the 2nd mini-challenge, here’s my little update:
– read two short stories on Kindle-for-PC (Definitely, Maybe by Heather Webber and Shambling With the Stars by Jesse Petersen)
– also about halfway through a PDF file of In the Dead; Volume 1 by Jesse Petersen, which is a collection of short stories
– that amounts to about 80 pages (for the Kindle app, I just counted each click as a page, and I’m going by the number of pages displayed in this PDF file). It would be more, but reading on the computer screen is starting to hurt my eyes so I need to take a little break every 20 minutes or so to re-focus.
So – the next challenge!
This challenge is inspired in part by a comment Bookbelle left on one of my blog posts not too long ago, as well as my sister Heather. Both mentioned that they were going to try to participate as much as they can today… but how to distract those pesky kids so that they can read in peace???
Now being the lucky, young girl that I am I have no kiddos of my own. And therefore this is never a problem for me. But I know that lots of you guys have little ones to watch at home, so this is for you guys!
Here’s the challenge: Leave a comment on this post with ways to keep kids busy while you get your read on. You can list as many ideas as you want, but only one comment per person will be counted as an entry for the prizes at the end.
You suggestions can be serious, such as…
“Send them to gradma’s house for the day.”
OR they can be silly, such as…
“Give them a big ol’ dose of Benadryl and knock them out for a few hours.”
I’m really excited to see the stuff you guys can come up with! Parents, feel free to jot down the ideas you like for future readathon use 🙂 And feel free to tweet your ideas too, just for funsies.