Today, I’m participating in Dewey’s 24-hour readathon. Haven’t heard of it? Find all you need to know right here!
UPDATE 3: 10:30PM (HOUR 16)
Books Completed: 2.5
UPDATE 2: 2:30PM (HOUR 8)
UPDATE: 10AM (Heading into Hour 4)
Post 1: Kick-Off Meme (8:13am)
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Chicago, Illinois, USA!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
ALL OF THEM. I’m not sure, actually. I’m nearly finished with We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, which is very interesting. So, up next, I think I’ll move to Robert Cormier because he’s also kind of creepy but fun? And usually his stuff = super fast reads, and I want to kick off the day with a win! I’ve got my stack pictured, here, but I also have the complete LITTLE BLACK CLASSICS from Penguin on deck, just in case. In the pile, now, are: Stephen King’s The Long Walk, Robert Cormier’s After the First Death, Chuck Palahniuk’s Stranger Than Fiction, Penelope Fitzgerald’s Offshore, and Kurt Vonnegut’s Welcome to the Monkey House.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Once again, ALL OF THEM. Haha. Part of the fun of today is the snacks. I’ll be sneaking in an hour-long workout later today, though, to re-energize and to burn off some of the not-so-healthy snacking I might be doing.
I try to go health-ish (and delicious), but, you know, things happen. 😉
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’ve been blogging for 7 years. I’m also the Classic Literature Expert for About.com. I’m currently completing my PhD in English (writing my dissertation) so I’ve stepped away from blogging this year – but I’ll be back! And I couldn’t miss today.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
Yes, I participated last time and barely read anything, partly because I joined at the last minute and hadn’t thought about all the things I needed to do that day. Today, I’m ready to go!
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