Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dewey's Read-a-thon kickoff

Good Morning One and All!!!

I had this whole plan where I was going to get up early and go get breakfast, get out of the house, get moving, get a good start on this falls Read-a-thon! However, I stayed up until 2 in the morning watching old episodes of Sex and the City (Why? Because Netflix kept trying to buffer while I was watching Angel)

So, anyway, I over slept and now I'm coming into the read-a-thon about 2 hours late! No Bueno! 

To get me started here are my answers to the hour one questionnaire: 

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm reading in Norman OK!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I'm most looking forward to finishing The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I bought brownies and I can't wait to make them! Also I'm thinking I might get Qdoba for lunch! 

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Last night I was in a funky mood when I was walking through the hair dye aisle at my local Wal-Mart and I ended up going for a drastically dark shade of burgundy called "Black Cherry" - my hair is normally a light auburnish/ soft brown color and now it is really really really dark! Moral of the story: Don't shop for food when you are hungry and don't buy hair dye when you are emotional! 

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
This year I've added more graphic novels to my selection because they are good for jumping back and forth between novels and graphic novels. I have found that it works best for me to mix things up and don't try to sit with one thing for too long! 

And here is my TBR pile for the day: 

Odd is On Our Side & House of Odd
graphic novels by Dean Koontz as part of the Odd Thomas series
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
I started this one as part of Banned book week and wasn't able to get very far
Maybe a Miracle - Brian Strause
I have the audio version so I'll be listening to it through out the day
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer Smith
I have about 90 pages left on this one so I'm excited to finish
Misery - Stephen King
perfect for a spooky October book
Heroes Volume One 
this has been on my tbr shelf for just over 2 years, I hope I get to it today!

That is my tbr stack, and here is the list of things I still need to do today that aren't a part of read-a-thon: 

1. Submit my assignment for my online English class
2. Clean my apartment
3. set up my antenna to my tv in time for the kick off of the OU vs TX game
4. go get my hair cut

Here is wishing everyone a very successful Read-a-thon!!!


Tanja said...

I have some graphic novels on my reading list for today too. Hope you enjoy your books and have fun!


Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Graphic novels and audiobooks are great for breaking it up! Enjoy!


Alexa said...

Hope you find some time to get through part of that pile! Good luck and happy reading!

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

Oooh, A Wrinkle in Time is another book that's small that I could do if I get past my first book! Great pile! And I can't wait to see what your hair looks like! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello from a fellow reader! I also got a late start, so I'm trying to make up good time. I wish I had thought to get snacks & take-out!

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