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,