Saturday, April 21, 2012

Read-a-Thon Kickoff!

Okay, so it's really not much of a kick-off when I'm just posting to tell you that I'm still asleep and won't be joining the Read-a-Thon fun for a few hours yet. But, I swear that I will show up eventually so please, save me a comfy seat! And in the meantime, enjoy this penguin ...

photo by k
These are the usual questions/answers for those of you who may be new to our blog --

1)Where are you reading from today? A suburb of Seattle (yes, on the Eastside).

2)Three random facts about me…
 I always try and come up with something new for this question so here goes: I did 70 (non-consecutive) hours of observations of sea otter behavior at the Seattle Aquarium for a college class, I hate shoes and socks and go barefoot as much as possible, and I have been known to eat breakfast foods for all three meals in a day.

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
 I'm going freeform today! I need to finish Thomas the Rhymer and I want to finally finish going through the Dickens Bicentennial book. Otherwise, we'll see. I will probably read my Mistborn chapters for the week and it's likely that I will read Fire and Hemlock for the read-along discussion that starts in a week.

4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
 I don't have any specific goals. My goal is always just to have a good time and to read more than I usually get to on a Saturday. I also love having an excuse to take a book out to a restaurant for dinner.

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
 Get up and walk around to get your blood moving, especially as the hours hit the double digits. Otherwise, it's easy to doze off and get an unplanned nap. Of course, a planned nap is good advice too. :)

I'm guessing I will show up around Hour 4 or 5 so I'll update you then with what I've decided to eat and read! Have a great morning, fellow -thoners!

Getting rest so I can sit around all day,

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