Saturday, April 18, 2009

Introduction Meme

The first activity of the read-a-thon is an Introduction Meme, created by Darcie a few read-a-thons ago. Here goes:

Where are you reading from today?
For the most part, I'll be sitting on the love seat in my family room, with my feet on the ottoman and my laptop computer sitting on a folding chair nearby.

Three facts about me:

  • I have been an avid reader since I learned how to read. I won a copy of The Best-Loved Doll for reading the most books in my second grade class.

  • I love Diet Coke with Lime, microwave popcorn, and crab cakes - all of which I intend to consume in the course of the read-a-thon.

  • I don't do well when I don't get enough sleep. Participating in an event like this one is a bit of an act of faith that the rewards will outweigh the cost.
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Officially I have twelve - which, if I actually manage to get through them, equates to one book every two hours. I'm starting with a book not in that pile, though, because I was reading it before bed last night. If necessary, there are dozens more books around the house from which I can choose.

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (e.g., number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
I think my only goal is to have some fun. This event is something I do just for me!

Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
This is my fourth read-a-thon, and one of the best parts for me has been visiting and being visited by other readers and cheerleaders. I'd recommend that everyone do that as much as they realistically can!


  1. I agree. :) I hope you have a great readathon.

  2. Good luck and happy reading! I'll be cheering you guys on today! This has been a great way for me to find new-to-me blogs, too!!

    Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf

  3. Wow--this is your fourth read-a-thon! You must be quite the expert marathon reader! :) Happy reading!

  4. I LOVE crab cakes, microwave popcorn - but it's Pepsi for me.

    Have fun in the read-a-thon - I can't believe this is your fourth one!!! I wish I could have participated this year - but I have to work Sunday morning.

  5. I adore getting snack reports.

    The Best-Loved Doll sounds familiar...I think I read it...

  6. Good luck! Crab cakes sound awesome.