Have A Happy Read-a-Thon

Unfortunately I cannot participate in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon tomorrow. Bummer! It's been awhile since I've been able to join in the fun. The last few times it's fallen on travel weekends for me and it is again this time. I'll be in the car all day while you are having fun (but that's ok because I'll be having tons of fun once we reach our destination). I'll be reading if I can (sometimes I get motion sickness and can't) but I'm not officially signing up.

If it's your first Read-a-Thon I've shared Sassymonkey's tips for a successful Read-a-Thon on BlogHer. Here's a peek!
Variety is Key: The Read-a-Thon sounds like a great chance to catch up on those books you really need to read and it can be. I've used it to dig into my stack of review copies and catch up on library books. Between those books though, and especially later in the day, it can be really great to turn to something totally different than what you usually read. Mix some lighter books in with the heavier stuff. My ideal Read-a-Thon pile would include some of those books I really need to read but also a selection of young adult, middle grade, and graphic novels. A few romance novels can go a long way to bring back the fun factor when I'm feeling tired. I like to jump between modern, historical and fantasy settings. I don't want to feel like I'm reading the same thing all day unless...

Hop on over to BlogHer to read the rest and have a very, very happy Read-a-Thon