The get-acquainted read-a-thon meme:
*Where are you reading from today?
My wonderful husband left yesterday with the boys. As they did for the very first read-a-thon, they headed off to the ocean...New Hampshire and Maine, to be more precise. This has left Annie and I the house to ourselves to read in peace. Well, as much peace as a myriad of furry four-legged friends will allow. (Which is a great deal more peace than two young boys would allow!)
*3 facts about me...
Number 1: I'm a horrendously slow reader. My daughter will undoubtedly read twice as many pages as I do during the read-a-thon.
Number 2: I'm also horrendously slow on the computer (and our computer's slow lately as well), which means my reading time will be cut even shorter.
Number 3: I eat horrendously poorly during these read-a-thons. I try not to, but somehow junk food just pulls me into its clutches, especially during the night.
--Hmmm...these three facts have pretty just labeled me horrendous, haven't they?
*How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
If I just counted correctly, 35. Plus a couple of graphic novels. Plus a stack of short story anthologies. Plus a couple of very short, almost picture book type books. Plus a book of poetry. Look, a woman's got to have options, right?
*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)?
Not really. I've decided to just go with the flow. I'd love to get a lot read, but I know how much time the computer eats up during this 24 hour stretch. So my plan is to simply have fun!
*If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
I am a veteran, but as far as advice goes, I can't think of anything you probably haven't heard a hundred times already.