Spring Readathon 2013 :: Introductions!
Despite the quietness of this blog during the past year, I’m never one to miss Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon, so the requisite Introductory Meme is posted below! I’m adding a new element to my experience this year with Cheerleading – I am so not the Rah-Rah type but still, “Let’s Go, Team Panda!” – but these first few hours will be all about the books and occasional challenges (which make readathon so very cool!). Despite best-laid plans, though, there was no time for blog prep and this morning is off to a slow start due to Auntie duties for the last boy. Distracted much? My best efforts have not brought the boy to participating with me for more than an hour of flipping through much-familiar books, but I’m doing my best to keep us both involved to allow for maximum reading time during these early hours. Here’s to another great day (and night) of bookish play!
- What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
a little town called McKinney, just north of Dallas, Texas, where the weather is warming too quickly for me but the overcast clouds are keeping the mood just right for lazing around with a book
- Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I’m trying something new for readathon this year: cozies! I’ve also got a gritty mystery in the stack, just to keep things lively in the late hours. Most anticipated? Could be the bibliography of reading by Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books*. Who knows what the day will bring?
- Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I had no cash for snacks this year so I’m relying on the random leftovers in my fridge and pantry, plus a can of Pringles Cheezums that my sister left for me. So pathetic. [I did get a craving for mac ‘n cheese late last night so I might need to find a quick recipe for that at some point.]
- Tell us a little something about yourself!
I don’t read nearly as much as I want (or should) but the past year brought a slight resurgence. Readathon is always the best kickstart!
- If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
I’m cheering – visiting readathon participant blogs and social networks to offer encouragement and support – so that’s going to be interesting. On my 6th readathon, I felt it was important to pay it forward a bit.
So, here we go!
Happy Reading to All!