October 15, 2009

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I haven't participated in Booking Through Thursday in awhile since I felt I never had much to say about the prompts. Today though I thought the question was an interesting one:

I was wanting to try a certain author and wished I knew someone who had read her works so I could get a recommendation when it occurred to me that having a “YOU ask the question” Booking Through Thursday might be fun. Each participant could ask a question they’ve wanted to discuss with other readers. Perhaps, like me, you’d like a recommendation of a certain author’s best work, or perhaps you LOVE a certain genre or series but no one else you know does and you’d just like to discuss it with someone. Or perhaps you want to try a new genre and would like recommendations from seasoned readers.

Here's mine:

With the 24 Hour Read-a-thon coming up on October 24, I was wondering what are some of your best tips for staying alert during long periods of reading- besides lots of coffee.

Or you can give me your best recommendation for a 'fluff' read (I like Sophie Kinsella) or an interesting audiobook.

Thanks!

***Edit: Yeah, I did last week's BTT. lol!***

14 comments :

  1. My advice is to take short naps. It really helps when you're reading the same sentence over and over again. I try to include lots of plays, middle school, YA, and graphic novels in my stack for the read-a-thon. They're not really fluff but they're often quick reads.

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  3. Janet Evanovich's "By the Numbers" book are light, reads that don't require a lot of concentration.

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  4. I can't imagine trying to stay up for 24 hrs doing anything anymore, I'd be a wreck for a week. Good luck!

    Deanna Raybourn's novels are fun to listen to on audiobook.

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  5. You'll love a chicklit book I wrote called 'Knickles and Dimes'! It has laugh-out-loud characters and a great story. I hope you'll check it out!

    http://www.eloquentbooks.com/KnicklesAndDimes.html

    Thanks!

    Jillian

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  6. Thanks for the advice and recommendations.

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  7. For staying alert for 24 hours, I would say to "stretch and nap" a few times. That's what I did in the last 24 hours or when I study late. To get up and stretch your muscles for a couple minutes really helps to keep you awake!

    Also, try to vary your reading. Plan something light for the night when you'll be more tired! I hope you'll have fun, I know I had lots of fun in the last read-a-thon!

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  8. I have to echo Vasilly and say take short naps. I haven't done the readathon yet, but I do stay up late--really late--reading, and usually I fall asleep for a brief period. Then I wake back up and keep on reading!

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  9. Have you read Jill Mansell? She's light and funny and wonderful like Sophie Kinsella

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  10. Getting up and wandering around for a few minutes helps. You could even do a few squat thrusts or lunges if you were feeling v enthusiastic.

    I recommend 'The Little Lady Agency' by Hester Browne, just finishing up the third in the trilogy and remembering why I love thischick-lit heroine so much.

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  11. Getting up and wandering around for a few minutes helps. You could even do a few squat thrusts or lunges if you were feeling v enthusiastic.

    I recommend 'The Little Lady Agency' by Hester Browne, just finishing up the third in the trilogy and remembering why I love thischick-lit heroine so much.

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  12. This is my first 24 hour read-a-thon so I'm glad you asked that question...LOL thanks and have fun!

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  13. I would recommend James Patterson as quick, easy reads. They are suspense/mystery and can be a bit graphic but very easy to get through. I love Sophie Kinsella! Have you read all of hers already? Cara Lockwood is also a good "fluff" read in that genre. Have fun!

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  14. Besides coffee? Mountain Dew!! :)

    Taking short little walks helps me (or a quick run) and definitely the computer breaks. There's something really motivating about cheering other people on.

    Have you read Bridget Jones's Diary? Definitely a light one that will keep you giggling.

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