Saturday, October 22, 2011

Readathon Update: 10 a.m. and Introductory Meme

Good morning, everyone! How is your Saturday going? I am having fun participating in the 24 Hour Readathon today.

Here is my progress so far:

The Readathon started at 8 a.m. on the East Coast, so I got up, made myself a nice egg sandwich and pulled out my Bible and highlighter. I am woefully behind on my read-through-the-Bible in a year. So I read some Jeremiah, specifically chapters 32-49.

Then I got my cup of coffee (Thank God for coffee, yes?) and grabbed this library book:

I am currently 80 pages in, with 244 pages left to go. I am liking it so far. I love books about books! This one is about a children's librarian.

I wanted go get started reading right away this morning, so I didn't check in with the Readathon website until right now. That being said, I still wanted to post the introduction meme. Here goes!

1)Where are you reading from today? I am reading from the lovely state of NJ. 

2)Three random facts about me…I am going to Disney World next month with my hubs, kiddo, momma, and some of my sisters...woohoo!

 I was born in Illinois, but have lived in NJ since I was 4.
 I have a new found love for baking. My mother is surprised I haven't burned down my kitchen yet. 

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? I would definitely like to finish Northanger Abbey, The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, and catch up on my bible reading. After that, who knows? 

4)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)? I don't - this is my first time participating, so we will see how it goes! 

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? First time gal! 

My plans for the next little bit? I'm going to check out some other people's progress and then maybe put on my current audio book so I can make some cookies for a church event later today. I will post again around noon, I think.

Happy Reading, everyone!


  1. To answer your questions, yes cookies will make the readathon even better. :)
    I just finished my muffins and can't wait to dig in. Happy reading!


  2. Oh, The Borrower looks good. When I saw this on someone's list, I thought it was The Borrowers about tiny people who live in the walls. This sounds better.

  3. I'm a first timer too, but I think what I've learned so far is to just go with it and have fun. Happy reading! :)