I'm awake. I'm out of bed. I have coffee. I have books. Time to read!
For the opening post, the lovely ladies behind the scenes at Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon are asking the usual questions.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? - The Boonies, otherwise known as southeast Nebraska.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? - Since I rarely finish more than one book during a readathon, I didn't really make a stack this time. But I'm starting off with The Burning Room by Michael Connelly and will alternate that with Where I Am by Billy Graham. I also have to get in a little Christmas reading, so I have Winter Street
by Elin Hilderbrand waiting in the wings.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Slightly stale Cheese Puffs (it's a Read-a-thon tradition).
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Reader's Digest version: Wife, Mom, Grandma, co-owner of a grain bin construction business, crazed crafter and lifelong book nut! (If you want the long version, click the "About Me" tab above)
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 13th read-a-thon! ** Caution - blatant self-horn blowing ahead ** If you want to know my read-a-thon philosophy, you can read my Warm-Up Post here. (What an honor to be posted on the official read-a-thon site! Thanks, ladies.) If you don't want to waste your precious reading time on that drivel, here's the RD version again: "Let it go!" is my theme for the day. No rules, no expectations, just fun.
Now, let's read!
But first I have to research: Do they still print Reader's Digest Condensed Books? Am I dating myself, and confusing younger readers, by using that reference?