1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Southern California
2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? That’s a good but hard question. My stack is huge and there’s so many books to look forward to including Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner (YA), the short story collection, Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, and Lynda Barry’s What it Is (graphic non-fiction).
3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? The Florentines that I plan on buying this morning from the bakery.
4. Tell us a little something about yourself! For some reason, this question always gets me. Here’s something: I’ve only missed the read-a-thon once since it started.
5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I wouldn’t change anything. I know this event inside out!
Here’s my read-a-thon stack:
- I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak (re-read)
- When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
- The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (re-read)
- The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest
- My Letter to the World by Emily Dickinson (I always add some poetry to my pile.)
- Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy edited by Ellen Datlow
- Chew Vols 3-5 by John Layman and Rob Guillory
- Apple Cake : A Recipe for Love by Julie Paschkis
- What it is by Lynda Barry
- and a ton of picture books
On my Nook:
- The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes -ARC
- In the House Upon the Dirt between the Lake and The Woods by Matt Bell -ARC
- Flora by Gail Goodwin – ARC
- Dreaming in Hindu by Katherine Russell (Thanks to Olduvai‘s great review on it.)
I’m going to update my progress throughout the day via this blog, Twitter, and Instagram. Wish me luck.
Are you read-a-thoning today?
First Update: Hour 5
So far, I’ve:
- left comments on blogs, twitter, and through Instagram.
- fixed the coffee pot after my mom kind of broke it. A read-a-thon without coffee? Crazy!
- went on a bakery run
- went grocery shopping
My current read is I Am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak. I would retitle it: 19 Year-Old Dead Man Feels Alive Saving Others.