All set for the Read-a-thon! For me it officially starts Sat morn. at 8:00.
I am going to go to bed early tonight, and have oatmeal tomorrow morning for breakfast.
Ashley has to work the early shift but is going to try to leave work at noon to come here and start.

Alot of prep work goes into this. The night before, I was washing and cutting up veggies. Putting dip into containers. Getting out trays and plates. Cleaning up the living room. Getting notebooks and pencils for recording. I've got my stack of books ready. My laptop ready. I'm just not sure how to do my hair, maybe a braid.

Here is a list of food I got -
Fresh veggies (broc. cauliflower, carrots, cukes, peppers)
Dip (ranch and french onion)
Tortilla chips
Salsa and Velveeta cheese (for mixing and heating for a dip)
Trail mix
Almond M&Ms
Coffee Juice
Glen will get us pizza Sat. night

Reading list: Everyone was asking for my reading list so I re-posted in this post.
Viola in Reel Life, by Adriana Trigiani
Exposed, by Susan Vaught
If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
Tangled, by Carolyn Mackler
The Life of Glass, by Jillian Cantor
The Key to the Golden Firebird, by Maureen Johnson
Leap Day, by Wendy Mass
My not-so-terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel, by Rosemary Graham
Dead Girls Don't Write Letters, by Gail Giles
The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson
Black and White, by Paul Volponi
Looking for Alaska, by John Green (I have already read this one, but I got it for my daughter, This may be the best YA book I have ever read!)

I will try to post every hour, so pleeeeese check back often to see how I am doing. I will need words of encouragement. or "WAKE UP!" in very large bold caps.


  1. If I lived by you, I would come over and have some of those snacks you listed - lol! Sounds yummy! Also sounds like you're well prepared for the readathon!
    Go Wendy!!!

  2. Good luck! I will look forward to your updates :)

  3. Hey! I'll make sure I visit as often as possible. Also, where's your TBR list!?

  4. good luck to you. wish i cold have joined this round, but just bad timing right now.

  5. YAY! You are much more prepared than I am! I also want to see your TBR list!

  6. Curious about Hippie Hotel! Know you will do well! See you tomorrow!

  7. Good luck with the reading and sounds like your well prepared..

    Thank you for letting me know about knitting the Luscious Lace scarf, and yes I do read comments.. just a bad blogger that I don't do it enough! lol

    Have a super weekend

  8. Good Luck...
    If I was there I would help keep you awake.

    It will help with Ashley coming over.
    You will keep each other going.

    Love your picture header.Beautiful.

  9. Hey Wendy! Best of luck to you and your daughter! Sounds like you have everything ready....Happy reading!

  10. yay! finger foods are the best companion to reading. i haven't read any of these. so look forward to your thoughts on them.