I always have far too many books on hand for this event; it's classic eyes-are-bigger-than-my-stomach syndrome, and I willfully refuse to learn from past readathons that I don't need twelve books lined up.
So, willfully ignoring my past learning experiences, here are the
Not pictured: The Secret Place on audio, and The Shore on my e-reader (because Shannon said it's excellent!).
Reading for Charity
I'll also be reading for charity this time around. In the past, I have donated to various literacy charities around the country (FirstBook, Room to Read, etc.). This time around, I've selected a books-related project on DonorsChoose.org, a website that allows teachers to request support for their classrooms. I've specifically selected a project to fund a reading library for a 5th-grade book club in Maryland.
Here's how I'll be counting contributions for the day:
- 5 cents for every page read (or every minute of audiobook completed)
- $10 bonus for every book finished
- 10 cents for every cheer received