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 30 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and baby, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  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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