Saturday, 18 April 2009

It's Read-a-thon time!

I'm so excited! This morning I've taken my time in bed, trying to sleep as much as possible so that tonight I won't be knackered at midnight as usual :P
And then I've made myself a yummi breakfast with honey tea, ham cream cheese and tomatoes on toasted bread, and apple juice, and I had it on bed surrounded by books. That put me right in the mood.

So after a couple of hours of reading here and there I figured it was time to do my intro-meme:

Where are you reading from today?

My house in Dublin. Probably mostly from bed cause it's comfy, but I'll move to the couch at some point. It's a sunny day so I'm thinking of going to the nearest park, but I'm afraid it'll be too cold, so I might just as well stay in :D

3 facts about me …

I can't wait for the summer.
Love swimming and sunbathing
and reading on the beach. That's 4 already...

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

Potentially all the ones on my shelves, they are mostly unread books so I only need to choose. I'm leaning toward the following for now:
The Poison Throne
Embroideries (for when I get tired of little words with no pictures)
The House at pooh corner (when I get tired of the adult world)
The shadow of the wind (if I feel ambitious and not tired after reading The poison throne)
I've used "tired" too much. Must be more optimistic.

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)?

Yes, read lots! Blog less. Last October I reviewed books as soon I finished. But as much fun as that was, it took a lot of time from my reading so I won't do it.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?

I'm not a veteran, only done it once as a reader. If you're doing for the first time my advice is not to set too many goals because they might take the fun out of it and stress you out too much. Also, check out all the mini challenges that are on. It's great for when you want to do something different and it makes you feel part of a big group of (crazy) people even more!


Nymeth said...

I love your choices and your breakfast looks yummy! Good luck, Valentina!

Shelley said...

The Pooh books are brilliant! Hope you enjoyed your breakfast and have fun reading!

mjmbecky said...

I love that I get to meet so many other great book bloggers! I love your advice about not stressing and just enjoying the reading. Next year I HAVE to join!!! Good luck Valentina, and I've added myself as a follower! :)

Bybee said...

Nice breakfast picture!

Memory said...

I'm like you: I tried to review my books as soon as I finished them last time, and it sucked up way too much of my reading time. This time around, I'm making a nice little pile of stuff I'll have to review tomorrow. :)

Michelle said...

That breakfast looks yummy!!! Oh how I am jealous I am not joining in today. It sounds so nice to stay in bed and read! Good luck! I will be cheering you on!

jehara said...

your tray of food looks delicious!
i barely just ate this last hour. happy reading!