Saturday, April 9, 2011

Readathon - Hour 1

Okay, it's 7 am here in lovely (dreary and wet) Chicago and I'm awake and ready to start Reading

This hours post is a get to know you post:
1)Where are you reading from today?
2)Three random facts about me…
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
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)?
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

1. Like I said, I'm reading from my cozy apartment in Chicago. It looks really icky outside. Glad I don't have a reason to go out there.
2.Three random facts? How about -

  • I once had a fish I named Ophelia. This was my "go to" fact for all beginning of the semester fun facts. A surprisingly little amount of people got why it was awesome. I judged everyone who I though I named her after the girl in Pans Labyrinth
  • I really love to cook, which isn't really an interesting fact at all.
  • I graduate with my BA in a little over a month.
3. My TBR pile today consists of pretty much everything I haven't read on my shelfs, minus Infinite Jest.
4. Last Readathon I think I got to around 1,000 wages before I got hungry and cranky and more interested in non bookish pursuits, so I'm hoping to at least hit that.
5. I've participated before, but considering how sleepy I still am and how reluctant I am to dive back into Order of the Phoenix, I don't think I'm the one who should be giving anyone advice. Unless it involves which sweeteners to use in their tea. Honey. Obviously.

I'm starting at Chapter 20 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Hope everyone has fun!


Vasilly said...

Happy reading!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Happy Read-a-Thon! I just did the 'Where Are You Reading' mini challenge, and it looks like you're the person closest to me -- I'm in Madison, WI. Good luck getting some books read!

Tichwi said...

I think Ophelia might be the best name for a fish ever! Absolutely love it. Good luck today Sarah!

Molly (Restless Reader) said...

Hi Sarah! I found your blog through the Where in the World are You Reading? mini challenge. Hope you are enjoying the read-a-thon!

Pam said...

Keep reading, you are doing a great job!