Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sisterathon

The title probably makes you wonder huh??  Hours of sisters getting together?? hours of sisters fighting??? No - it was a five hour readathon - shared with me by my sister Tami.  If you follow our blogs you have heard of the Dewey 24 hour Readathon and the upcoming T & T Autumn Readathon but today was just a special spur of the moment idea we had.   Here is how it worked:

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.



Tami's prizes!







    A favorite Christmas Movie!                                

                                                                                      Home crafted potholders by Tami!    

  Mini-card holder and tissue holder by Tami!
Teri's prizes!

2 comments:

  1. This was a blast, and something we need to do again. Allways fun to win prizes, even when there is no competition. :) Thanks!

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