Class Orientation for Read-a-Thon #SummerLovin13


Well friends and neighbors, looks like this week is going to be a multiple post kinda week. I love it, I just hope to not bore you to tears!

Class Orientation” Participation Post:

  • Introduce yourself and set your goals for the read-a-thon. Some interesting information to include in this post would be Where are you blogging from? What got you into blogging/reading? What is your favorite genre? The possibilities are endless, just be creative!

Hello! My name is Rachel and I am blogging from the Buckeye State (Ohio) in the United States. This is the first time I have participated in any group activity in the blogging world, I’ve only been doing this for about 15 weeks so I will try not to judge myself too harshly. I stumbled upon this read-a-thon from a fellow blogger and knew it was something I just had to get involved in.

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I started my blog as a way to share my knitting and my families history of knitting with anyone will to read it. As I progressed and the weeks went by, the blog has morphed into something quite different. I talk about books, movies, knitting, my challenges with OCD and even my daily life. It is now akin to a diary that I put out for the world to read, and the feedback has been invaluable. More than just feedback, I have become suddenly immersed with people from all over the world who are passionate about what they are doing – the whole surreal experience has opened my eyes to all the wonderful things there are to do in this world. Suddenly, my bucket list has grown exponentially.

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Perfect Example of How I Read!

Perfect Example of How I Read!

I have always been a reader, which is odd because my parents are most certainly not readers. My mom was always sewing in her spare time and my dad takes great pleasure in admitting he has never – and I truly mean never – read a book in his life.

Even as a kid I used to go buy poster board, line it into graph paper and keep track of all the wonderful books I could get my hands on. My parents thought it was odd, my brother thought I was a dork (even though he was a huge reader and probably my inspiration for starting to read such great quantities of books) but I loved looking up and remembering all the amazing places I had been with these books. Far away lands with eccentric characters – all while never leaving my room.

After graduation, literature and college where were one in the same. I tore through the classics in a desperate fury to talk to others about it. The air on intellect on a college campus can be pompous, but hey – it was college.

After my second and third graduation,  I realized that reading was just going to be one of those things I could never give up. I read constantly – I even listen to audiobooks when I am working out, knitting, gardening, cooking…pretty much whenever I can. I am a bit pickier with what I read now, having established that I love all genres but now old enough to recognize okay writing from exceptional writing.

Did I mention I have a library in our home with over 1,000 books? Yup, this kid (and her husband, niece, brother, friends) get quite a bit of use of the books amassed in the basement.

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So my goal for the read-a-thon….READING! I have so many books on my TBR list that it is embarrassing. I have been working on getting a business off the ground and in doing such haven’t had as much time to read as I would like. So for this week I am putting all other distractions aside and plunging into some amazing books.

Honestly, this was far over due…and my cat loves it!

Max is a Happy Cat When I am Reading!

Max is a Happy Cat When I am Reading!

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7 thoughts on “Class Orientation for Read-a-Thon #SummerLovin13

  1. Hannah Rose

    Haha, sounds like my dad! I like to call him illiterate as a way of making him feel bad for not reading. His lack of reading love also means that he always complained about my book collection, that grew and grew as I did. It’s good to have so many books! Everyone should!

    I LOVE YOUR CAT. And I’m not usually a cat person, so tell him I said so and it’s a great compliment. 🙂

    Looking forward to all your bookish posts this week!

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  2. Sandy

    I love hearing about you! I too, am from the Buckeye state, I love to read, and I started my blog about 9 months ago! I remember a reading/book report contest we had in 1st grade that I won hands down by reading over 100 books! And I’ve never stopped! 🙂 Enjoy your read-a-thon! I was tempted to join but with my kids spending time with me later this week I want to be “in the moment” with them and not with my nose in a book.. (Hard I know!)

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  3. Curls & Q

    Q – Fun reading your reading blogs. LOL! I”m reading them in opposite. We’ve been desperately trying to downsize after 40+ years of collecting books, etc. We’ve donated at least 10 boxes of books to the local library. I can’t part with my needle craft books, or my husband with his history books. Love books! Will read some of your recommendations.

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