Sunday Salon: Easter read-a-thon anyone?

The Sunday Salon

Lately I seem to have spent a lot of my free time planning various holidays, which has got me thinking about what makes the perfect holiday. The thing is, my favourite way to relax is with a book, but when it comes to holidays I always want to go somewhere new, to see and learn new things, which tends not to leave masses of time for reading, or really relaxing.

If I could take longer holidays, of course that wouldn’t be a problem, we could go somewhere long enough to sightsee and have whole days off reading. But being average folks who can usually only take a week off work at a time, we’re trying to figure out where we can go with enough amenities so we have food choices and some culture, plus beautiful surroundings so that if we do take a few days to chill and read, we can call it enjoying the beauty around us. I’m thinking maybe lakeside?

But in case we do plump for an action-packed city break later in the year, I figure I should make the most of any empty weekends at home to do lots of reading from the comfort of my sofa. Now as it happens, over Easter I have six days off work and plans on only two of those days. And Tim’s busy for most of the weekend, so that leaves me a lot of free time.

Easter Read-a-thon with Nose in a book

Which gave me a brilliant idea – an Easter read-a-thon! Okay, it wasn’t strictly my own idea. The primary school I volunteer at once a week issued a challenge to the kids to read six books over the Easter holiday. Now, they have two weeks, whereas I have four days, but I still think I can meet the challenge. Anyone want to join me?

I’m not going to set any rules, this is strictly for fun. But if you want to join in, feel free to use my button and have a fun weekend of reading. I’ll blog later in the week with my choice of books to tackle.

Yay, Easter read-a-thon!

NB The button was made using a Creative Commons photo by Ian Britton/freefotouk and a bit of fiddling in Photoshop.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: Easter read-a-thon anyone?

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    A read-a-thon is always fun! I hope you get a lot done…and enjoy yourself, too.

    Thanks for visiting my Sunday Salon post.

  2. Judith March 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I can’t do the 24 hour read-a-thon that is coming up (because I’ll be away) which is such a pity. So an Easter read-a-thon sounds wonderful! I prefer just a 24 hour one (or 2 days at 12 hours) so I can dedicate my time to it rather than fitting it in around other things. Because reading 4 days straight is probably not what you had in mind either?

    Remind me closer to the date. I haven’t got anything planned.

  3. Nose in a book March 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Laurel-Rain Thank you!

    Judith I’ll be sure to Tweet about it lots so you can’t miss it!

  4. Rachel March 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    🙂 An Easter read-a-thon sounds great! Except that it’s difficult to find the time to just sit and read when I have family around for the holidays. But I may join you for a little while. Good luck, anyway!

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  5. Bryan G. March 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Well, sometimes I have more time off for Easter, but this year, only the weekend, so I don’t think I’ll be able to join your readathon, although it sounds like a good idea. I’ll be at my father-in-law’s for Easter, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to squeeze in a book. I’m sure I’ll do some reading over the weekend, even if it’s not a radathon per se.

  6. Alex in Leeds March 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I’m a greedy little readathon-er, and erm I will be moving in a couple of months and need to shift a few of my books before then. Count me in for a nice relaxed four day book binge… 😉

  7. Nose in a book March 24, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Rachel and Alex Glad to have you joining in!

    Bryan Completely understood. I hope you have a lovely Easter.

  8. Vasilly March 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I think this is a great idea! Count me in. Easter break over here in California is over a week long so I would love to read as much as possible then.

  9. Nose in a book March 28, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Vasilly Yay, the more the merrier!

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