Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-Thon Hour 1

And, we're off! The Read-a-Thon has begun. I started about a half an hour late because I'm a terrible morning person and didn't get up when my alarm went off ;o). But now I'm here for a while (at least until the urge to nap becomes so strong I can't stand it any more).

Now for the welcome meme written by Darcy a couple of Read-a-Thons ago:

Where are you reading from today? Right now I'm on the couch. But I also have a reading chair in my office. That chair isn't quite as comfy as the couch, but my office is a lot brighter. I get sleepy if I try to read in a dark area, so I'll move back and froth between the office and the living room to stay awake!
3 facts about me …
1. I'm a hopeless bookaholic, but I guess that goes without saying since I'm taking part in 24 hours of reading ;o).
2. I don't like chocolate. 
3. I love where I live ;o).
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
I'm starting off with three books I'm already in the middle of:

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman - starting at page 102
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - starting at page 444
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert - starting at page 35

I'd like to concentrate on these three for the day, but I have others (shorter books, fun little romances, and fast paced mysteries) scattered around the house, too, in case I get bored.

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'd like to read for at least 12 hours and get around 500 pages read today.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
I've done the 48-hour Read-a-Thon before, but this is my first time for the 24-hour one. I'd say the main thing is to have fun!

And, with that said, I'm off to read for a couple of hours before checking in again. Have fun, everyone!


Esme said...

You do not like chocolate-I do not like chocolate dipped strawberries-strange I know-best of luck with your reading.

Literary Feline said...

Good luck with the read-a-thon, Kristi! Happy reading!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Taking a break from reading to say – have a great day and have fun!

Lenore Appelhans said...

I have a hard time getting up when my alarm says I should, too. Best of luck reading today!

Aarti said...

good luck with the readathon! Hope it goes well for you.

Linda said...

Got some great books there! Enjoy!