Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mid Event Survey #Readathon

How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
I'm doing very well! I haven't been as strict as i've been in the past about readathoning so I'm not as tired.
Mostly because I took a nap when I wanted to. I'm also as caffeinated as always, so i'm good to go for a while.

What have you finished reading so far?
I finished The Alienist and Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. I'm currently in the middle of The Fun Parts and The Distracted Preacher. I hope to finish both before the end of the readathon.

What is your favorite read so far?
Since I've only finished two books it's not a very hard choice. I really loved Diabetes with Owls. I love Sedaris and this new collection is a breath of fresh air!

What about your favorite snacks?
I was dumb and didn't stock up on snacks. I did go out for a cream freeze and then had ribs for dinner, so I think those make up for my lack of carby treats.

The major problem I've been having with today's readathon is that I've already been reading like a maniac for weeks. When I first made my book list for today It included A Map of Tulsa, Looking for Alaska, The Horla, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards and The Last Runaway. All of these are books I have read in the last 10 days.  So my reading list for today started off much shorter than I wanted it to be, and when I finished Diabetes with Owls I had to pause and regroup with some fresh book ideas.

However I will be pausing for the Red Wings game. This is Michigan and we are serious about our hockey.

Seriously, Wings, don't let me down. 

6 Hour Update #readathon

It's now 1 pm here in the metro Detroit area and that mean's I've been reading for six hours!
this is my book spine poem. 

Alright, it mean's I've been reading for about four hours because I fell back asleep after a chapter in Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. It happens. It's Saturday.

So far I've finished The Alienist, by Machado De Assis. As it is a 88 page Novella it wasn't the biggest accomplishment but it helps to have a number in my finished column!

I'm still reading: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls and plan on starting The Distracted Preacher by Hardy next.

However it is now probably time for a lunch and tea. Gotta stay nourished and caffeinated, amiright?

This is kinda a dull update. I'll try to have more interesting bookish adventures for the next one. Happy reading!

Ready to Read! #readathon

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Michigan. It's cold here right now, but I expect it to warm up so i can read outside!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I'm not sure but I'm already thinking of sending someone to get me starbucks

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a 23 year old bibliophile (duh!) who loves tea, most things british and my cavachon puppy. 

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?
The last time I participated was the spring of 2011. I'm really looking forward to making a dent in my TBR pile. Oh, and relaxing with some great books!