Monday, January 3, 2011

Ellie's New Year Read-a-thon: The Beginning

I know, some of you must be thinking "Really, Laura? Yet another Read-a-thon?", and yes, it's true. I love me a Read-a-thon. Hosted by the lovely Ellie at Musings of a Bookshop Girl (and on LibraryThing), it runs from 2:00 pm CST today until 2:00pm tomorrow, January 4th. I'm getting a bit of a late start here, and I do need to sleep for work tomorrow morning, so I'll only be doing a few updates in total. And now, cribbed from Dewey's Meme, here's The Beginning Meme!

1. Where are you reading from today?
Mostly my couch, if I can get the cats to move. Otherwise it'll be from my big red chofa, or my recliner.

2. Three facts about me.
Recently become obsessed with peppermint lattes, I always name my cars, and I loathe doing the dishes.

3. How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
8, but half of them are already started so I'm going to try and finish those up.

4. Do you have any goals for the readathon?
I'd like to finish up 2 books I've already started and finish the 2 books that are due at the library tomorrow. But if it doesn't happen, it's no biggie.

5. If you're a veteran read-a-thoner, do you have any advice for first-timers?
Nap if you have to nap (don't fight it) and eat food that has some nutritional value so you don't fall into a sugar or caffeine coma an hour after eating.

Alright, seeing as I'm already an hour behind (yikes!) I'd better get moving. I'll check in again here later on tonight.


  1. Hi Laura! Same advice I chose, I think... Good luck with the books - I have a huge stack of library books due back in a few days but they're all really dense so there's no way I'm attempting them today!

  2. Hi Ellie! It's slow-going so far, but it's still early in the challenge. I agree, reading a big old book is not the way to get through 24 hours of reading.

    Off to check your blog...