Up at 7 a.m. and coffee on.
Post on Facebook messenger to Tami that the Hallmark Channel is playing Christmas movies all day long and at 7 a.m. was Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle. Since our Dec. T & T selection is the new Debbie Macomber Christmas Book - An Angel at the Table - we decided to read via our e-readers for the first hour on this new book. Tami uses a Nook and I use a Kindle on my Ipad.
With a Readathon you have challenges on the hour or fun activities to give you a break from reading and to keep you awake and alert.
8 a.m. - we answered the question from the book - What do you hope for the New Year? Not surprising that our hopes and prayers are for family! Tami put out a challenge for the next hour to pin to Pinterest a favorite childhood book or two onto our Childhood Memories board. What fun!
9 a.m. - Books are posted to Pinterest and included - Bobbsey Twins and Key to the Treasure as well The Wednesday Witch and Harriet the Spy!
10 a.m. - Tami asked "where is your favorite reading spot?" Take a picture and post it!
We both sent pictures of a comfy chair with an ottoman stacked with books, coffee and jammies!
11 a.m. - I shared a great You Tube video of Mannheim Steamroller's Deck the Halls!! Tami and I hope to be front and center at the Mannheim Christmas Concert Dec. 18th in Salina!!
And for the last hour Tami asked for a list of favorite Christmas books and favorite Christmas movies. These are the favs: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber, Shepherd's Abiding by Jan Karon, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, and a little Golden Book called The Animals Christmas Eve! Movies included some great ones: Home Alone, White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Disney Christmas Carol, Polar Express, Jingle all the Way, A Christmas Visitor and Angel in the Family.
Noon came way to quick for me - I had such a fun morning. We asked each other - what is the best thing about a readathon and we both admitted it is just so nice to have a legitimate reason for sitting and reading!!! But as you can see - it is much more than just reading - it is sharing yourself with others you care about. Many new friends can be made. And Tami and I always have fun discussing anything books and anything Christmas!
But wait - there is still more - PRIZES!!! I presented 3 and Tami presented 3 - and the benefit of having only two participating - you win all the prizes! I have included pictures below!
Blessings in a morning spent reading and sharing - Blessings in a sister.
A favorite Christmas Movie!
Home crafted potholders by Tami!
Mini-card holder and tissue holder by Tami!