Winter Mini-Readathon Start-Up Post!


Good morning everybody! IT’S TIME!

So, let me just remind everyone how the mini-challenges / prizes are working…

There will be 5 mini-challenges today, and the prize for each one will be a $5 Amazon e-gift card (I promise I’m going to think up more exciting prizes for the next summer mini-readathon.) You have until 10 PM tomorrow (that’s US Eastern time) to enter into the challenges. I know I originally said it was until noon tomorrow, but I’m extending it. Winners will be announced on Tuesday.

The mini-challenges will be about 3 hours apart, and the bonus challenge will be just a surprise time. So it’s easiest to keep up if you have my blog bookmarked, in a feed-reader, etc.

I encourage you guys to go visit other blogs and tweet during the mini-readathon. You can see the list of other participants here, just click on the linky widget. The twitter hashtag will be #ssrminiread and if you need to reach me directly, my Twitter handle is @SarahSaysRead.


Copy, paste, and answer the questions below, either in the comments or on your blog. If you do a start-up post on your blog to answer, come back here and leave the link to the post in the comments. MUST POST YOUR ANSWERS OR BLOG POST LINK IN THE COMMENTS TO BE ENTERED FOR A PRIZE!

1. Tell everyone three random things about yourself:

2. Is this your first readathon?

3. Do you have any specific goals for today? (# of books or pages to read?)

4. Do you have any specific snacks, drinks, or books planned?

5. What hours do you plan on reading during?


Here are my answers, as an example…

1. Tell everyone three random things about yourself:

– I drive a yellow VW Beetle.
– I have 2 tattoos.
– I hate the winter, and want to move to Hawaii.

2. Is this your first readathon?


3. Do you have any specific goals for today? (# of books or pages to read?)

No specific goals for me! I’d like to read a few more chapters in Don Quixote, and I want to start a new book, but I haven’t decided on which yet. I’ll let you know later.

4. Do you have any specific snacks, drinks, or books planned?

Ohhhh yes. Coffee, water, juice, alcohol… Cucumber sandwiches, jalapeno poppers, artichoke dip, popcorn, etc, and chicken tacos for dinner. I know this sounds like a lot of food, but my sister Heather is reading / eating with me, so you know, it’s not SO bad, lol.

5. What hours do you plan on reading during?

I am aiming to read from 10 AM to 10 PM Eastern time, with breaks obviously to do the mini-challenge posts and stuff.


OK, so if you guys have ANY questions today, you can leave a comment, you can send me an email at sarahmay227(at)gmail(dot)com, or you can tweet me on Twitter @SarahSaysRead.





    1. I tried to comment at your blog, but I couldn’t get Word verification to show up. I wrote:

      Hello, Heather! I’m just popping in to wish you well during the readathon! I also like green. 😀



  1. Heyy, so I started aages ago, so I’m going to answer the questions here!

    1. errm, ok:
    1. I live in England, which is way less cool than it sounds (unless it sounds rubbish, in which case it is).
    2. I am slightly obsessed with Johnny Depp
    3. I built a new bookcase yesterday

    2. No! It’s my third/fourth (I did one sort of baad readathon…)

    3. I’m aiming to finish Richard III and Great House because I’m having trouble actually finishing books this year, but other than that I’m just seeing where my mood takes me!

    4. I have the books planned as above, and I don’t have any snacks or anything planned which I’m now thinking was very very foolish of me! I believe we have some doritos downstairs though, which means I’m all set!

    5.Well, I was planning to read from about 10am-10pm GMT, but I sort of started around 12 and I’m definitely not staying up til midnight, so I’m not really sure anymore- I’ll just read for as long as I can!


  2. Oh, and sorry for being totally rude before, just dropping my link like that. I shouldn’t do this even if I’m tired, because you’re fabulous for hosting this, it’s a lot of fun. And your food choices sound yummy!


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