Saturday, October 9, 2010

Read-a-Thon First Update!

I've had a bit of a slow start this morning but I have read a little, fed the kitties and given them some TLC, fueled up with breakfast and some caffeine, visited a few blogs to cheer them on with their reading and here I am!

I started with Sunset Park by Paul Auster and I've read 40 pages so far.

Several bloggers have posted answers to Dewey's Read-a-Thon meme. Here are mine:

1) Where are you reading from today?
Sunset Park for sure! lol After this I am going to sit down with Infinite Jest and I'll definitely read some of I'd Know You Anywhere.

OK, I totally misunderstood this question & I'm really in trouble since I'm already acting sleep deprived! LOL So WHERE I will be reading from, well, the plan was to sit comfy, cozy in bed most of the day but now I'm thinking that might be a bad idea because I'll probably fall asleep quickly! lol Hmmm....must re-think this! I might go outside for a while because it's a beautiful day out.... Need more coffee NOW!

2) 3 facts about me.....
~ I am a total coffee-a-holic! Love the stuff!

~ I adore cats and rescue them off the streets, give a home to many, find homes for others & feed those who are independent and don't want to live in a home.

~ I have a rare bone & endocrine disease called McCune-Albrights Syndrome &, as a result I've had 36 surgeries & use a wheelchair 98% of the time.

3) How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
I have 3 main books and 5 others waiting in the wings!

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)?
My only goal is to get some quality reading done and have fun!

5) If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
This is only my second Read-a-Thon so I don't have much advice but I will say that it's easy to get caught up on-line visiting blogs & cheering on bloggers participating in the Read-a-Thon so be careful & watch the clock!


  1. Happy read-a-thoning!! I hope you are enjoying it :)

  2. Enjoy your day of reading. I am unable to participate as I am on vacation and will be out the door doing tourist things!

  3. I think feeding your kitties would be an almost all-day affair!! I can just hear all the meowing!
    Currently I'm re-reading THE BEACH HOUSE for book club. Next, is CUTTING FOR STONE for another book club. Currently there are about 15 books on my TBR table. I also have a list of books to borrow from the library. :)

  4. Rah, Rah, Shish Boom Ba
    24 hours of reading is the Bomb.
    AM PM don’t dismay
    You can do it Yea, Yea, Yea!

    Just stopping by to cheer you on.

  5. Have a great readathon! I hope you get lots of books read. :)

    PS - the cheerleaders will love you forever if you turn off word verification just for today. :)

  6. I hope you are meeting your goals of having F-U-N today. Happy reading! (PS: Love the kitty on your header...cute cute cute)

  7. Readathon tip #418:
    Drink lots of water! Yes, it has side effects, but that just helps with…

    Readathon tip #27:
    Go for walks.