Saturday, October 22, 2011


Okay, fellow readers and most awesome cheerleaders ... I'm ready for the Read-a-Thon! There's just one problem. There's a 99.9% chance that, as you read this, I'm not awake yet and won't be for at least a couple more hours. I'm so incredibly not a morning person. This means that I'm going to miss out on the opening questions. I'm sad to miss that part so I'll answer last year's while I sit here on Friday night and watch Pearl Jam 20.

1)Where are you reading from today?
The suburbs outside of Seattle, with my bum firmly planted on the couch for most of it. I'll turn on the gas fire if it's as rainy and dark as it's supposed to be.

2)Three random facts about me…
I am a 5th generation Californian, I have a degree in zoology and my favorite ice cream is rocky road (but only with almonds in it, not that gross walnut kind).

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Well, I changed my pile just a little since I lasted posted about it. I've decided to stick to the Westerfeld steampunk trilogy and the two Springer books, interspersed with short pieces from Mister Gaiman and Madame Wynne Jones. If by some ridiculous miracle I get through all of these before 5am tomorrow, I'll decide on more then!

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)?
No goals. I just want to get through my TBR a bit and have some fun! I also want to get both the husband and Z reading for part of the day. I bought some bribe snacks so I'm sure they'll sit down until the gummy clown fish and cotton candy run out!

Speaking of snacks, I know you're all curious --

Two kinds of Popcorners, gummy bears, chocolate orange wafers, Belgian mint chocolates and lots of green tea and peppermint hot chocolate. And I'll be starting the day with blueberry scones and some Awake tea. We'll probably head out for lunch but I'll take my book along!

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
I've only done one Read-a-Thon so far but here's my meager advice. If you need a break from reading, go visit some other participants' posts. Their enthusiasm will get you going again! And there's no rule against naps.

See you soon,


  1. Can I come over and eat your snacks? ;) Enjoy today! I'll be reading too, just not officially.

  2. I don't blame you for skipping the first few hours! That 5am start time is brutal.

  3. And I thought 8am was an early start time! Yikes. Enjoy your sleep-in and we'll see you in a few hours. :)

  4. Well hey...those are the same questions we answered this year! :)

    Enjoy the Westerfeld series -- that would make a GREAT readathon trilogy. And man, you know how to pick good snacks. Have an amazing readathon!!

  5. Lenore - I would gladly share my snacks if we were anywhere near each other. :) Enjoy your unofficial reading!

    Memory - I just couldn't do it. I struggle to get up at 7 on regular days!

    Anna - 8am is still early!

    Erin - Thank goodness! I'm really excited about starting the Westerfeld series later today. I'm guessing that it is my only chance at staying up until the end of the Thon!