1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I’m in the lovely state of Wisconsin, in the lovely USA
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Blankets by Craig Thompson (My very first graphic novel)
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Little pizzas made out of Pillsbury biscuits and whatever I want to put on top, mmm.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m Jennifer, book nerd extraordinaire! I’m a fairly new blogger, a homeschooling mom and a bleeding heart liberal. I’m so glad to have found and joined the book blogging community. You guys get me. That feeling of inclusion is hard to come by..or it was for me. Until now. Bless you book lovers, you are my brothers and sisters!
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?
This is my first time. I’m most looking forward to reading for ALL OF THE HOURS and having the excuse that it is for an event, dammit, an event!
10:18 AM Update:
Uh oh, I’ve yawned a few times! Probably because I woke up an hour earlier than normal?
So far I’ve read How Reading Changed my Life by Anna Quindlen. It’s a book I’ve had forever, it’s so full of readerly goodness! It was an inspiring way to start the day.
I’m a little over half way done with Push by Sapphire.
Back to the books…
3:47 PM Update:
I don’t want to stop reading, even to update! I am in the zone people!
I finished Push by Sapphire, wowza! That is some crazy business right there. But I’ll chat about that at a later time.
Book #3 was The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier.
And looky! I had fruit! Ha ha, and you thought it would be all Raisinets didn’t you? Well there were those too.
|Healthy! Mmm sooo healthy!|
Now I’m going to move on to book #4 The Violin of Auschwitz by Maria Angels Anglada. That should be a pick me up. Gulp.
Keep on reading ladies and gents! I’ll see you again in a few hours…
8:04 PM Update:
Good evening Read-a-Thoners! A few exciting things have happened since I last updated. I had dinner, I read and I took a nap. Ok, not very exciting.
The family and I flattened out some biscuits and made our own little homemade pizzas. I’ll be honest. They weren’t that great.
I just designed this bookmark for a mini-challenge for Nisaba be Praised. It took a lot of time and effort. Applause please. Ha!
I took a 2 hour nap in the hopes that I’ll be able to make it awake and booking it until the wee hours of the morning.
Keep up the fab work Read-a-Thon folks. We kick ass.
12:01 AM Update:
First, I’m posting my 6 word story here for the mini-challenge from Estella’s Revenge:
Moving on to my next book, The Empty Family by Colm Toibin.
But I’m still in it to win it dawg! Randy Jackson is inspiring me right now. I guess? I think I’m getting punchy from ALL OF THE WORDS.
Go forth and read!
2:19 AM Update:
I’m on page 87 of The Empty Family by Colm Toibin. I’m so tired. I’m going to do some calisthenics and see what happens.
Sweet Jesus, is that Randy Jackson up there? What was I thinking?
I’m going to go read some more, for as long as I can. I don’t know that I’ll updating again tonight (this morning?) but you’ll hear from me tomorrow for sure.
3:22 AM Update:
My favorite place to read is in bed. I’ve been avoiding said place for hours now. I was afraid that if I got all snuggly I’d zonk out.
But it is now that time. I’m going to turn on my electric blanket, crawl in bed with my current read and see how long I can last until the words start swimming. (I’m hoping to make it to hour 22 at 4:00 AM)
This has been an amazing day. A giant thank you to the hosts and cheerleaders and to my fellow readers.