Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dewey's Read-A-Thon: Hour 1 Meme


This is the first meme in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon.


Where are you reading from today? 

I am currently proctoring the SATs. The kids are adorable and are acting like scared little rabbits. I wish that I did not have to play the part of robotteacher. I'd tell them that, in all honestly, this test is really not going to be that big of a deal. But, I'm a pre-programmed  robotteacher with no original or empathetic thoughts.

After this (about 5ish hours) I'll head home and read from my couch. Or my bed. One of the two.

3 facts about me …  
 
1. I did not do well on the math portion of the SATs, but received a perfect score on the verbal section. And I became an English teacher. Go figure.

2. I am wearing glasses today all day for the first time in about ten or twelve years. My eyes hurt for some reason, and my little eyeballs were having no contacts this morning. 

3. I am a huge procrastinator. I have a lit review due for a research course I'm taking. I'm procrastinating today and I'll have to give up all of Monday to compensate. I am my own worst enemy.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
 
Right now, four. I've listed them already in a previous post.  

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
 
I'd like to finish the books I've set out to read. But, I am going to be realistic about this. It's hard to get into a book when you have to stop every twenty (or so) minutes to read testing instructions from a god-awful manual to a group of cute little overachievers. Seriously. There are 8th graders here!

And, I have to go out to dinner and for a few games of pool with my husband and friends. It was his birthday yesterday, but we're celebrating tonight. It'll be fun. No books allowed, though. 


If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?  
 
I've not participated in this read-a-thon before, but I have in others. I would say that having fun is of the utmost importance, and taking time to search for and encourage other bloggers is another. This is a social event, not just a timed reading race (for me, anyway). 

1 comment:

  1. That's so funny (your SAT scores). I did SO badly on the verbal portion and extremely well on the math. Yet, I am now a Librarian. In high school I wasn't a big reader so was terrible at vocab, etc. I like to think I'd do way better now since I read so much. However, I am not going to retake the SAT. Yuck

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