1st Hour Meme:
1. Where are you reading from? Southern California
2. Three random facts about me? I’m a huge daydreamer; I own a red and white men’s beach cruiser that I’ve named Dorothy, and I’ve donated more than 100 books to my local thrift store and public library this year.
3. How many books do you have in your tbr pile for the next 24 hours? 17 though that number will probably increase.
4. Any goals for the read-a-thon? Nope!
5. If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice to people doing this for the first time? Have fun and don’t put any pressure on yourself. This is a great event to make new friends at.
My first book of the day:
Can you believe the first hour is almost up? *sigh* Happy reading to all the read-a-thoners!
Update the 2nd:
It’s 4.5 hours into the read-a-thon. I’ve finished Anya’s Ghost, ate breakfast (oatmeal with light brown sugar), and took a shower. I’ve also left a ton of comments on readers’ blog, (who knew there are so many bloggers whose names start with M). Now I plan on starting Habibi by Craig Thompson.
Update the 3rd:
I’ve just finished Habibi by Craig Thompson. I think I like it more than Goodbye, Chunky Rice and Blankets, two of Thompson’s earlier books. It’s an ambitious book that the author has put a lot into. I knew it was a big book but I didn’t bother to check the number of pages. I’ve also read Lenore Look’s Love as Strong as Ginger, which is about the author’s grandmother and the back-breaking work she used to do in a crab factory in San Francisco, CA. It’s a lovely book.
- 3 books
- 928 pages total
- I left a ton of comments (at least 100)
So now I’m off for coffee and a quick nap. I know that sounds funny but trust me, it works. If you’re participating in the read-a-thon, how are you doing?
1. What are you reading right now? Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. It was an impulse download from the library.
2. How many books have you read so far? 3
3. What book are you most looking forward to reading in the second half of the read-a-thon? Maybe the short stories. I have a ton of them on my Edison (Kobo e-reader).
4. Did you make special arrangements to free up your whole day? Nope. I just told everyone that today is the read-a-thon. They know what that means – don’t mess up with Momma!
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with them? I haven’t had many interruptions. I went to the grocery store. That’s it.
6. What surprises you most about the read-a-thon so far? Nothing! It’s a great event. I think one of the things I love so much about this event is that it’s a great opportunity to make friends with bloggers who probably wouldn’t have met otherwise.
7. Any suggestions on how to improve the read-a-thon next year? Maybe we can be more aggressive in getting publishers to donate prizes?
8. What would you do differently, as a reader or cheerleader, if you were to participate again next year? Nothing.
9. Are you tired yet? I was tired earlier but I’m not anymore.
10. Any tips? Relax, don’t put too much pressure on yourself, and short books are always good to have.