Saturday, October 18, 2008

Read-a-thon countdown

Not too long now before the read-a-thon starts. I certainly won't read all of them but I've gathered together a large selection of books to choose from. Of course I also have the rest of my TBR mountain to peruse if necessary.
We went out for lunch earlier today (I had Vietnamese Pho - Yum!) and stopped by the store on our way home to stock up on snacks and drinks so I think I'm set.
Even though I am reading for Breast Cancer Research, my main focus for this, my first read-a-thon, is on having fun. I'm going to try staying awake for the full 24 hours but if I just can't stay awake any longer, I will go have a nap. (I only managed a one-hour nap this afternoon.)
I'm not sure how the mini-challenges work but I don't want to spend all my time online, so I plan to check in and update every couple of hours or so. That may be more or less frequent depending on whether I need a break from reading or am lost in a book.

In a bit of unfortunate timing, my occasional killer headache chose to strike today. I've loaded up on pain pills but I may need to focus on the graphic novels and easier reading. We'll see how it goes. Good luck everyone!


  1. Oooh, yummy snacks. And that's a great pile of books. Mouse Guard is an excellent book for when your eyes are tired and need pretty pictures, and I suspect that the same might be true of Hugo Cabret. I think your plan to update every couple of hours is a wise one. I doubt I'll do it every hour either. Have a great time!

  2. Your snacks and your book pile look delicious!!! Good luck to you, Nat. I'll be checking in on you when I need a break to get online and surf. :)

  3. Awesome pile of books Tan! I should've thought of Hugo Cabret...that's a great one for the read-a-thon that I've been wanting to read. And Mouseguard is awesome! Love your snacks too :) I could go for Pocky!

  4. Look at those yummy snacks - Can you believe I didn't store up on snacks yesterday? Grr... I may have to make a quick run to the store. There is no chocolate in the house and that's not a good thing :)

  5. I hope your head gets better! I loved Inkheart and The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

  6. Nymeth - That was my thought on Mouse Guard, it'll be good when my eyes are tired of reading print. You've got double duty (reader and hostess), thanks for that and happy reading! :)

    Andi - Thanks. I think it may be time to start on some of those snacks... ;)

    Chris - I just thought of Hugo Cabret last night. Not sure I'll get to it, but who knows. Wish I could share my Pocky with you! :)

    Iliana - No chocolate? What were you thinking? :P

    chain reader - Thanks. The headache isn't horrible but still quite annoying. I'm just trying to forget about it. :)


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