Readathon is here!!! Sadly, I’m not… at least, I won’t be in the early hours (or the mid hours). I’ll be in Baltimore, attending KissCon. Which I’m excited about, but it makes me a little sad that I’m missing most of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon for the first time since I started blogging back in late 2009. It’s because of Dewey and a fateful Google search that I discovered the Readathon, and book blogs, all of which led to this! That just goes to show the impact of Dewey on so many people who have never even met her.
I’ll be in the car, road tripping with my friend Kim of On The Wings of Books, as we drive up north to see a bunch of very cool authors at KissCon.
I’ll finally get to meet Jennifer L. Armentrout! And do my best to convince her the Layla deserves to end up with both boys instead of this silly Team Roth, Team Zayne nonsense. I think she should get the Persephone deal, 6 months with Roth underground and six months Zayne above. No, I don’t think I’m being unreasonable. Until
Because Baltimore is a fair ways away, I’ll be gone all morning and afternoon and won’t be back until later tonight. But then my Readathon will begin! My plans are to stay up as late as I can (maybe then a powernap or comasleep, depending on how tired I am today) and to Cheer Cheer Cheer! Of course, I have a few things planned to read, because it is Readathon:
The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara
and maybe some audiobooks too, whilst I cheer!
It’s not a lot of books, and super short ones, but I mostly want to focus on cheering, so hit me up on Twitter later (much later) and let me know if you need some Rah-Rah-Readathon!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Virginia! But I’ll be on my way to and back from Baltimore, Maryland most of the day.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I’ve already read The Night Bookmobile during a previous Readathon, but I loved it so much that the Hubs got me my very own copy for Christmas. It’s a lovely, bittersweet adult picture book, magical and morbid, and I’m looking forward to a re-read. But I’m also very excited to finally read The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. I was in a high school play based on this short story, and was really excited when I found a copy of it at Fountain Bookstore.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Not only will KissCon feature some very cool New Adult Romance writers, but Jen from Jenuine Cupcakes will be there with her delicious cupcakes! Be jealous, be very jealous (I’ll post some pics later).
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
My name is Kate, and I’m a bookaholic.
I’m going to BEA for my fourth time this May, so let me know if you’re going, and then we can stand in line and talk about all our favorite books and authors.
I’m married to a non-bookworm, but he’s very supportive of my
obsession love of reading! Also, as I type this intro meme, he’s on Amazon looking at quiet keyboards because it’s really early and obviously the sound of my typing is driving him bonkers. Hehehe.
I was on the Reading Team in high school. And yes, it was as awesome as it sounds!
I have the best book club, ever. Love you, bitches!
I lost count of how many Readathons this is (my first was in October of 2009… ugh, it’s too early to Math. Well, this was the first Readathon where I didn’t make an utterly ridiculous pile of books to read (which makes me sad a bit, because I love building that pile) and I didn’t buy any books just for Readathon! I’ve focused on cheering the last few Readathons, which has worked out well. I actually read a lot during the week, and what I love about Readathon is the social aspect of the event. I still remember discovering Twitter and chatting with other readers. In fact, I just looked back to October 24, 2009 to my very first Readathon mini-challenge. We had to get #readathon to trend and then take a screenshot of it (you can also see how Twitter used to look):
Until later, lovelies, I leave you with this:
Come on readers, far and near,
It’s time for some Readathon cheer!
Tell that sleepy Mr. Sandman to stay away,
Because you’re reading all night and all day!