Anyway, I'm up and have pulled myself together to get started for the readathon this morning, and am really excited to get going! Here's my starting point then:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Salt Lake area
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? That's hard to say. I'm a bit of a "book rotater," and have a number of books on my list today that I'll be dabbling with. I am excited though to jump into Just One Year by Gayle Forman though! Also, since I've been fangirling pretty hard over Superman this year, I'm going to be finishing up the original three Superman comics and will be reading The Return of Superman--awesome!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I'm a Peanut Butter M&M or a good old apple and popcorn sort of gal, so those are on my list for today at some point. :) Also, not a snack, but I picked up Thai food last night, which is ALWAYS better second day. Yum!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Well, I teach a Pop. Lit. class, AP Literature, and World Literature. Because of that, I'm constantly needing to read like a mad fiend. That doesn't mean that I don't want to put down things for those classes and just pick up whatever in the world I want to! :) Today I might just rotate through things for my classes, and then pick up some things for me as well!
Other than that "work boringness" I am just coming off a birthday this week. It wasn't a milestone birthday or anything, so I didn't really care. I let it come and go without much fanfare. I'm actually in the midst of planning a huge "go somewhere crazy"birthday for next year. I'm thinking Paris. Any votes out there? New York City also has crossed my radar, but Paris keeps floating to the top of my radar (if I can afford it, that is).
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 a tough one. I've done quite a few readathons and I've done things different on a number of occasions. Do I participate more online and sacrifice reading time or not? If I don't participate, I feel isolated, but if I spend too much time online, then I sacrifice my reading time. It's a huge catch 22! As with anything, I'm going to aim for balance--as always! I have been looking forward to today, and said no to so many other things just so I could participate, that I'm going to just take it as it comes. I think I'll jump on every couple of hours and read what others are doing, and then post every four or six? We'll see!
Okay, I'm off to get some reading done. I can feel the reading bug setting in, so I'm going to catch it while it's grabbing me, but I'll be back soon! Below are some of the books I'll be reading (since I can't take a picture of them...they're mainly ebooks).
Well, I'm off now! Let's see what I can get through in the next hour or so. I'm hoping I can finish one of the books I'm already part way through...