I’m pretty certain this morning exists just to prove to me that just by saying, “I will not lose my mind if something goes wrong,” does not mean that nothing will go wrong. Maybe everything will.
My alarm didn’t go off or didn’t wake me or whatever; this isn’t the first time this has happened since I got the new phone, and I’m glad I have a 14 year old who wakes at ungodly hours on weekends or else I would probably still be asleep.
My computer needed to be restarted because it was lagging like whoa.
Only two of the seven books I transferred to my Nook are showing up in my library, and I have NO idea why.
So, while Readathon is not exactly off to a rip-roaring start, I have 22 more hours to make up the two lost to a little extra sleep and technical difficulties.
Hour one questionnaire!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Portland, Maine
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened; it’s the only one I purchased specifically for today.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Hmm, tough call. Probably my cheesy no-bean chili dip.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m late for everything! Today is no exception.
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? Not the last one, but previous ones, and I’m mostly just trying to let go of my feeling that I have to do every mini-challenge, read every tweet, and visit every blog. Stress is not part of the game plan :)
I’m not going to do the “Reading in Translation” mini-challenge because I’ve never really thought about the question and don’t want to spend a whole lot of time on it, but I will say that the best book I’ve read that was translated from the original Japanese where the translation stood out as being superb was Takami’s Battle Royale. All you Hunger Games fans, if you’ve not read it, get your hands on it ASAP – you’ll be blown away.
Now, off to tinker with technology and maybe read a few pages!