09 April 2011
Readathon - Post One
1)Where are you reading from today? Not sunny at this hour Los Angeles, CA.
2)Three random facts about me… I'm awesome. I'm afraid of heights. These are the only two days a year where I have to get up early and still look forward to it.
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? Too many, but I can't live without choices.
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 want to make it through all 24 hours and would like to finish: City of Fallen Angels, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Dancing In My Nuddy Pants, and Four to Score or Drop Shot. I don't remember how many books I read last year and I've got a million other choices too.
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? BE FLEXIBLE. If you're trying to stay up the whole 24 hours, read what keeps your interest. This is not the time to power through a boring or just okay read, especially at the end. I like short, easy to read books with a lot of comedy and if I get tired later, I'll probably hop on the elliptical while reading to get the blood pumping.
Alright, I just left a comment on the hour five mini challenge, which asked us what our favorite "classic" is. I chose the Great Gatsby because it is beautiful and haunting. I've talked about my love for it on this blog before, but it has definitely influenced the way I perceive love (as well as other things) both in life and literature.
Right now I am halfway through City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare which I have been (im)patiently waiting on for several months. I'm so glad I have an excuse to stay in bed and read it today. I did not sleep well last night and still feel like I'm waking up, but I'm going to take a big comment break in a few hours when I've finished, then move on to several (much) shorter books.
All of the mini-challenges have been very cool this year, but I'm totally enjoying concentrating more on reading instead this time. I just commented on Sheila's blog for this hour. She asked for discussion worthy book club picks and I suggested anything dystopian like Ender's Game and Memento Nora, as well as Boy Toy by Barry Lyga (which I loved and want to reread). I'm almost done with City of Fallen Angels and about ready for lunch. One third of the way through the day and it still feels like I just started.