Readathon Mini-Challenge #1: Kick Off Strategy

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My kick-off strategy was pretty straight-forward. I dragged my tired butt out of bed at 7:45 a.m., immediately checked twitter, grabbed my first book and went downstairs to brew some coffee to prep. Can I just say it is fricken freezing in NY state. So I’m in my pink Snuggie, as well as another blanket. I’m in my reading corner, in my blogging chair with a graphic novel by my side. For a book mark, I’m just using whatever scrap of paper comes my way. As for coffee, it is deliciously flavored with Irish Cream in a cup that says “Hot Chocolate” — that is to confuse the coffee thieves in my life. 

I may have my boyfriend load my audiobook on itunes, as I am also dog sitting today, and what better way to drown out their barks than with narration. I have also prepared for annoying creatures by getting some bones for them to chew so they don’t consistently poke me while I read.

Here’s a picture of my area:

And with that, I am back to my next book.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is 28 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. In her free time she can be found reading, working out, or eating junk food. She often wears her sunglasses at night.


  1. ColleenFL says:

    Good luck with the readathon! Happy reading!

  2. Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf says:

    Have a great read-a-thon! Keep on reading! 😀

  3. right on, I'm all about the snuggie.

  4. Jenn's Bookshelves says:

    I'm loving the reading area! How relaxing, surrounded by a bunch of books! Good luck, and have fun!

  5. I LOVE your reading area! nothing better than sitting amongst books to read 🙂

  6. What a pretty reading area you have! I have a Slanket- same kind of product as the Snuggie- and I'm sure I'll be curling up in it before long. Have a great day!!

  7. I love that you are in a pink snuggie surrounded by books! Happy reading today!

  8. Ooh, pretty bookshelves and awesome reading area. Good luck! 😀

  9. Your reading area is probably my dream…with a recliner added in there 🙂

    I'm originally from Upstate NY too (grew up just outside of Syracuse) and I remember those super cold mornings!

  10. Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews says:

    Love your reading area! I bet you have a lot of envious reading buddies!

  11. Hilarious!

  12. kay - Infinite Shelf says:

    I love your reading area! So many shelves and books, and I like how they are kind of by colors. I hope you had fun in the read-a-thon!

  13. Such pretty books on shelves. I can't wait to move and be able to put my books on shelves : )

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