So this is that readathon that I'm doing and yet keep forgetting about and it's HERE! So hopefully I won't forget that I'm doing it for the whole of these three days and just not read anything. Not that that would happen. Ahem.
Sooooo. I think what I'm going to do with this is just write a new post each morning just as an update on my progress for the previous day, and to get me focused on reading and stuff for the day ahead. We won't mention the fact that I'll probably be writing said posts the night before, or that probably no one wants all these posts on their google readers and whatnot, because dammit, I'm doing it and you can't stop me! *insert petulant tongue sticking out here*
Here are my thoughts as of right now- I've never done a 3 day readathon thing (or one that's longer than a day) and I feel that I may have some adjustment issues, in either reading too much and burning out on day 1, or not reading enough and feeling slightly disappointed by the end of it. So, I'm just going to chill out and read what I feel like only slightly more than I usually do, which I understand is the whole point of these anyway. So that's good. I have no idea what I'll be reading, other than that it'll be from the Fuck the Patriarchy reading list that I created (so actually, it's from a choice of 19 books, plus Vanity Fair. Obviously...) and I don't really have a goal for how much- I'd like to finish, say, 3 books? by the end of it (I should add that I'm unemployed, so reading that much isn't really going to be a problem) but it could be more or less- if I read some plays/short novels, then I could probably read about 5, if I just read The Second Sex, I'd probably finish that and nothing else. But I'm sure you understand that different books are of different lengths. Obviously.
So here's my first update: I woke up at 11am today (this is literally unheard of) and thus far haven't done any reading. TA DA! *jazz hands etc* Will try to be better for the rest of today.