In previous read-a-thons, I’ve signed up the second reader sign-ups were opened, gathered huge stacks of books to read, and tried to read the whole 24 hours. This season’s read-a-thon is being done pretty differently because I have some homework that I can’t ignore this weekend. Instead of doing the usual, I waited until the last minute to sign-up, gathered the smallest stack ever, and will read an hour here and there.
Here’s my read-a-thon stack:
- What to Look for in Winter: A Memoir in Blindness by Candia McWilliam
- MWF seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- Paying for It by Chester Brown
- Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Millar
- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
- Inner Excavation: Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry, and Mixed Media by Liz Lamoreux
- The Wyrd Sistersby Terry Pratchett (on my Nook)
I really plan on spending most of my time reading the first 100 pages of A Game of Thrones with M from Buried in Print for our read-along. I also plan on finishing The Wyrd Sisters too. Now that I’m thinking about it, maybe I’ll read a few more books too?
1. What part of the world are you reading from today? Southern California
2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Hmmm. . . maybe Game of Thrones but I am really curious about MWF seeking BFF.
3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? I’m going to say my coffee though I do plan on buying some delicious Florentines later from the bakery.
4. Tell us something about yourself. I’m a college student, a person who loves fall and winter, and making collages in my art journal though I don’t do it often enough.
5. If you’ve participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you would do differently? I think the main thing is that I didn’t volunteer for anything this time around so I’m only participating as a reader.
My coffee pot’s stopped so I’m off to enjoy a cup of coffee. Are you read-a-thoning today?
Hours 4 and 5 Update
Finished: Wyrd Sisters. It was a nice book. I’m definitely going to read the next book in the series later on.
Up Next: My psych textbook and a few journal articles. I need to write two small papers this weekend. After that, I’m hoping to read Inner Excavation by Liz Lamoreux. It’s a book about art journaling. It’s either that or The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.
Food: 3 cups of coffee and some dirty rice.
Blogs visited/comments left: Anywhere between 20-30.
Where I’m currently reading at: My desk. Later I’ll probably go read in bed. I’m getting a little sleepy. More coffee?
Hour 12 Update
I haven’t finished a book since my last update. I ended up taking a three-hour nap. I just made the kids hamburgers and cleaned up a bit so now I’m back.
Currently reading: Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin and A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenburg
Food: Hamburgers including one with a fried egg and another one with bacon, eggs, and cheese.
Reading spot: I’m still at my desk.
Blogs visited/comments left: 10?
1. How are you doing? Are you sleepy? Tired? I’m doing pretty good so far. It might be because I’m on my fifth cup of coffee.
2. What have you finished reading? To keep myself going, I started reading children’s books about an hour ago. So far I’ve read Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett, Gideon by Olivier Dunrea, Gideon and Otto by Olivier Dunrea, Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and several pages in Games of Thrones. I’m pretty disappointed but I don’t plan to stop reading until tomorrow night at least.
3. What is your favorite read so far? Wyrd Sisters though I though the Gideon books were sweet.
4. What about your favorite snacks? Florentines!
5. How you found any new blogs during the read-a-thon? A few but I haven’t really been visiting new blogs.