Saturday, June 28, 2008

Read-a-thon introductory meme

Darcie has gotten the ball rolling with an introductory meme. Here are my responses:

Where are you reading from today?

From my home in northern Colorado. I will probably move between my bedroom, the office/computer room and the living-room sofa as the mood strikes me.

Three facts about me:

1. As I get ready to read, I am drinking my morning coffee from my 2002 Colorado Shakespeare Festival mug. The festival was my first time seeing Shakespeare live. The plays were A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, Macbeth and the hilarious parody Shakespeare in Briefs. I am a near-lifelong Shakespeare nut, since I was introduced to him by a forward-thinking English teacher in the sixth grade.

2. I love to cook and will probably take an extended break from reading later today to prepare Asian Spicy Pepper Beef with Rice for my family.

3. My family includes my husband, 16-year-old stepson and 2-year-old tabby cat, all of whom have promised to stay out of my hair today (except for the cat, but she will probably just curl up on my legs).

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

I have seven books in a stack in the bedroom. If I can get through three of them, I will be thrilled. I don't read as fast as many other book bloggers seem to (to my everlasting chagrin). I purposely picked lighter books to read so I could finish at least a couple and feel like I've accomplished something.

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)?

My goal is to have a good time!

Any advice for people doing this for the first time?

This is my first read-a-thon, but I plan to read, post and read other blogs as the whimsy strikes me and to follow Dewey's advice not to be a masochist.

1 comment:

Eva said...

Just checking in again to encourage you to keep up the reading! I picked lighter books too, for the same reason. :)