Kick off questions:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I’m in Wisconsin, USA (Way up north…it’s snowing this morning)
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I’m doing mostly classics this time around and I’m really jazzed to read some Salinger short stories!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I whipped up a fruit dip that is mighty tasty.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I have clinodactyly. Google it!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
Last time I didn’t take time to do many (any?) of the hourly challenges. I might try to do that today.
I’ll be updating this post throughout the day. Have a great readathon!
So I read my first book and it was The Time Machine by H.G. Wells:
|Such a groovy cover!|
Since I last checked in I read The Perfect Day for Bananafish. It’s a short story that was first published in The New Yorker in 1948. I picked up a copy of J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories because it contains that very story. Want to read a story that packs a rip your heart out & stomp on it kind of punch? Look no further.
When I woke up this morning I threw lunch in the crockpot. Blessings upon you, shredded crockpot chicken! (<~~Recipe that you totally want) The chicken can be used for nachos, or tacos, or for whatever your hungry little heart dreams up. Today's lunch was a big 'ol plate of nachos. They were scrumptious!
The classics I chose for today are super but they are heavy in tone. I needed a palate cleanser. (Wait, is it weird that I consider zombie killing light fare?)
I’ve also been drinking a LOT of coffee. I felt my eyes getting a bit droopy earlier. There’s no shame in napping (which I will probably end up doing later) but I don’t want to yet.
I was able to participate in a few mini-challenges in the last couple of hours as well. I’ve seen some really great ideas and fun challenges. (In anticipation of today I finally got my poop in a group and joined Instagram. I’m a cool kid now!)
When my brain feels ready I’m going to read another slim classic. For now, it’s back to the zombies!
Is it just me or did the last 3 hours just zoom on by?
1. What are you reading right now?
I just finished The Stranger and plan on hitting The Walking Dead comics again
2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I’m pretty sure I’m going to read We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. I’m pretty jazzed up about that.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Not really. My kids are teens. They aren’t usually clamoring to hang out with their nerdy mother.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I haven’t really had any.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
That it’s more fun every single time I participate!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Can we make it 48 hours? Ha ha ha!
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Hmm, can’t think of anything. We needed more cheerleaders and people really stepped up this time. Yay!
9. Are you getting tired yet?I had a stretch of time when my eyelids were droopy but I feel pretty alert right now.
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
I prepared my chicken last night before bed and put it in the crockpot as soon as I woke up this morning so I didn’t have to fuss with my food much today. That was kinda awesome.