Saturday, April 9, 2011

Read-a-thon: Shel's First Update

Okay, so I'm having a...sloooooow start to the day, this morning.

Nonetheless, I am super-excited about the readathon today.  In case you haven't noticed, I've been dropping the ball what it comes to posting reviews as of late.  Blame my dissertation.  It has been turning me into a crazy person these past few weeks.  Seriously.  A crazy person.  I'm so thankful that I still manage to remember to brush my hair each day, because the rest of my mind is going.

So, I am very much looking forward to a day of reading (with a few hours of dissertation work intermixed).  Be prepared for a day of posting because both Monica and I love participating in readathon mini-challenges.  We'll also be hosting our own challenge later in the day.

If you'd still like to join the readathon or learn more about it, visit here.

But before I leave you to immerse myself in a nice, welcoming story, here are a few answers to kick the day off.

1)Where are you reading from today?

My home.  Where the cats circle and the cable box makes a funny clicking noise.

2)Three random facts about me…

1)  My dissertation is driving me crazy.

2)  Teavana's Earl Grey Creme tea has become the official Tea of Me.  It is delicious with ricemilk and LOTSA sugar.  (But then, lots of sugar can make just about anything delicious.)

3)  Did I mention I have turned into a crazy person?

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

I don't have a specific number.  I just need to make some serious bum-kicking progress in the books I've been reader.  (For more on the books that will be bum-kicked, see the next question.)

4)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)?

I don't have any specific goals beyond getting through another twenty pages of my dissertation and getting through a large Chunk of Ursu's The Immortal Fire and Vanderpool's Moon Over Manifest.  Both of which I have been stuck in the middle of for a couple of weeks.

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

It really does help to read graphic novels, picturebooks or some other quick read to help you feel like you're making process.  I'm just not certain if I'll be following my own advice....


  1. Saying hello to a neighbor read-a-thoner. I'm over in Mound. Have fun reading!

  2. Hi! Saw on the Placemarker Map that you are another reader from Michigan, wanted to stop by to say hello :)

  3. I'm off to a slow start as well, but it should be good! Best wishes! I hope you get in some great reading. :)

  4. Oh! Tea would have been great for today! I am a Michigan reader as well!



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