The readathon’s here and I overslept!

girlreadingThis is probably the second year in a row that I’ve overslept during the read-a-thon. Usually I’m up before it starts, which is 5:30 am over here in SoCal.

Here’s the first hour meme:

1. I’m reading from Southern California, also known as SoCal.

bernheimer orpheus

2. This time around I don’t have a stack of books. I’m just going to read whatever I want. My first two books will be XO Orpheus, a collection of short stories that retell world mythology, and The Whatnot by Stefan Bachmann.

3. The snack I’m looking forward to is homemade peanut butter cookies. I just have a craving for them.

4. You want to know something about myself? I’m the mother of three kids, lives close to the beach but only prefer to go during the winter. Strange I know.

5. I’ve been participating in Dewey’s Read-a-thon since the very first one. The only thing different I’m doing today is . . . nothing. I’m doing the same things as always: tons of cheerleading, very little reading, and eating plenty of snacks. Plus, my kids are joining in too.

I hope everyone who’s participating in the read-a-thon today have fun! Also, cheer your fellow readers on if you have time.

Are you participating in today’s read-a-thon?


Unfortunately, a few hours after the read-a-thon started, I wasn’t feeling that great. I ended spending the rest of the event in bed, sleeping with chills and a slight fever. Whatever it was, it’s gone so I’m happy. Books read: 0. Blogs cheered: around 30.


18 thoughts on “The readathon’s here and I overslept!

  1. Mmmm. PB cookies and a day of relaxing sound great together! Good luck with the readathon! P.S. Your post title made me laugh. Only a mother of three would call sleeping past 5;30 “oversleeping”! 😉

  2. Hey there! Glad you made it! Cookies sound great. Yummm! Have a happy read-a-thon.

  3. Agh, if I had to be up at 5:30 AM, I’d have overslept, too. 😉 Those peanut butter cookies sound absolutely delicious! Can’t wait til Christmas when those ones with the Hershey Kisses stuck in them show up in every corner.

    Happy reading and cheering! =D

  4. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on XO Orpheus. I only discovered today that there was a follow-up to My Mother She Killed Me My Father He Ate Me, but I’d willingly read as many of these books as Kate Bernheimer cares to edit.

  5. Are you still going strong? I hope so 🙂

    Here’s a quote to keep you going!

    “Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.”
    ― Stéphane Mallarmé

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