Saturday, October 18, 2008

Read-a-thon Intro

Where are you reading from today?
Just to the north of Tokyo, Japan.

3 facts about me …
1. I have short, blonde hair
2. I adore hazelnut chocolates.
3. My favourite place to read is in bed, under the covers with a cat nearby. But the sofa is good too. :)

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
15 but I don't expect to read them all, I figure it's good to have choices.

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
5 short books
500+ pages
as many hours as possible, with breaks when needed

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
First-timer so any advice appreciated.


  1. Take it easy. For starters, read uncomplicated books. You can also go in for graphic novels!

    Best of luck!

  2. Tanabata,
    Welcome to the Readathon! I guess you're in the same situation as I am, starting late in the day. Let's rock Asia with the deafening sound of pages turning!

  3. Wow, for some reason I always pictured you with dark hair. Huh.

    I love hazelnut anything! Yum!

    Happy reading!

  4. My favorite place to read is also in bed with a cat curled nearby :-) They make such wonderful reading companions. I have 2 at the foot of the bed right now. They like to be near their mommy. :-)
    Happy Reading!

  5. I bet you like Nutella, then!

  6. Good luck Tanabata.

    I hope it's going well for you.

    I'll check back later for more updates on your reading.

  7. gautami tripathy - Thanks! I've got a couple of graphic novels nearby for when my eyes need a break.

    Joy - Thanks!

    Nymeth - Thanks! You too!

    Bybee - It is hard starting so late, but maybe this way we'll be wide awake when everyone else is sleepy???
    Happy reading!

    Heather - Funny that you always pictured me with dark hair! :P

    twiga92 - My two cats like to be near me too. One of them especially loves curling up on the bed. :)

    softdrink - Thanks!

    Dewey - Oh yes, I love Nutella!!!

    Shana - Thanks. It's going ok. Time to get back to reading I think.


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