Saturday, October 24, 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 nearby.

Three facts about me:

  • I have been a fan of books since I first learned how to read with Dick and Jane.

  • 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?
I have five in the "top tier" of my pile. From there, the pile expands another two dozen, including three audio books.

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 would like to finish the five "top tier" books in my pile plus at least one more. I would also like to stay awake for all twenty-four hours, although I think that might be too ambitious (and I won't beat myself up about it if I don't).

Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
This is my fifth read-a-thon, and I recommend that everyone take it an hour at a time and just enjoy!