Listening to my pump up song--Woke Up This Morning (AKA the theme song for The Sopranos)--and typing out my answers...I multitask so I can get to the reading quicker...
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Stillwater, Oklahoma...about an hour west of Tulsa.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Hmmmm....I am looking forward to so many of them! (See below for commentary) I think I am most intrigued to try either The Blind Assassin or The Little Friend.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? The Twizzlers. Though my leftover pizza is really speaking to me right now.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am going to Florida with my mom next week. That's about the most exciting thing I have going on right now.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I am actually defying most advice and hoping to stick primarily with one novel. In the past I wasn't really into anything that I'd picked out, so I just flitted around from book to book and I think eventually read magazines. This time I want to kick ass on a novel.
First thing's first...here are the books I picked out for today...
It seriously took me a few rounds of going through my books and culling before I wound up with this stack. I plan on starting with The Fortune of the Rougons this morning, which is on my Nook. I will definitely hit the Bryson and the Thurman if I need a break so I don't bail on the novel permanently. The Signature of All Things is one I am hoping to save for my trip, but it's there in case I need it. Oh, not pictured is Crime and Punishment because it was in my purse. Though I picked a Zola to focus on today, in the back of my mind, I am really looking for something rather psychologically thrilling, hence the Dostoevsky, Tartt, Atwood, and Woodrell. As always, my bookshelves are open if none of these whet my thirst.
Now, here is the food....
I've got Ferrero Rocher, Twizzlers, clementines, pretzels and pretzel dip, Kettle Cooked chips, and Christmas cookies from last year that have been preserved so are going to be AMAZING to eat. Naturally, everything in the fridge and pantry is fair game, but this is what I specifically got for the Readathon. I am probably running out for breakfast so I can get more coffee and another 2 liter of Dr. Pepper (we had a friend come over for supper and I decided to serve the 2 liter I had bought for today--ah hostess duties).
Then I got myself all ready--I had seen that the intro post was up--and this happened.
I was not a happy camper. But I am ready to read now!