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Mid-readathon survey

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

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So, the readathon is halfway over, and I am failing at the reading part, lol… But that’s okay because really? Many a Saturday is much like this one, except I don’t have the excuse!

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

I’ve had a few moments of sleepiness, but really this is about when I hit my actual reading stride.

2) What have you finished reading?

…a lot of tweets? LoL

3) What is your favorite read so far?

Still working on The Red Pyramid, though I did listen to some of the LA theatre Works audio production of Twelve Angry Men while I cooked and am looking forward to returning to it.

4) What about your favorite snacks?

my kiwi and cantaloupe and bacon breakfast still wins so far, I think.

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

Back to the book; hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday, whether you’re readathon-ing, or just putting up with those of us who are!

 

 

 

 

Book appetit!

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

For this mini-challenge, Sheila from Continuing Adventures of a True Bookaholic invited us to create a menu based on one of our Readathon books. There’s a baboon named Khufu in The Red Pyramid who only eats foods that end in “O,” so that’s what I decided my menu would look like. I crowdsourced and got a great list of items, and whipped a lil cocktail recipe up for the bonus. Here’s the end result – enjoy!

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Readathon kickoff

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

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This questionnaire’s familiarity makes me smile now :) And here we go!

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? Probably the first two, the Kane Chronicles books by Rick Riordan, though I’m also pretty psyched about that house for peculiar children business…

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Another tough call; cantaloupe and kiwi? Baked cheese and chili dip? Cap’n crunch oops all berries? It’s gonna be a good food day :)

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I love reading outdoors, at parks and the beach and even in the car with the windows down on a nice day, but for Readathon, I hate to “waste” time getting *to* my favorite reading spots!

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? I’m going to spend less time stressing over formatting my blog posts when my phone browser won’t play nicely – starting this minute :)

Happy reading, all!

 

It’s that time again.

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Nothing like waiting until the last minute, but here I am, having just submitted my Mr. Linky for tomorrow’s 24-hour readathon. I seem to manage one of the two each year, and more often in April than October. This weekend looks to be lovely, weather-wise, but I don’t want to spend too much time traveling to outdoor reading destinations, so, we shall see how far I drift from home and the Western Prom.

I’ve finally unpacked ALL THE BOOKS, after nearly three years in my apartment. I also treated myself to the first two books in Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles, The Red Pyramid and The Throne of Fire, when I picked up my Flood Certificate at Longfellow Books last weekend. So, in response to family crises and to celebrate quitting smoking and to welcome Spring, Dewey’s Readathon, here I come!

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