The hour is almost upon us, the Dewey Read-a-Thon is drawing closer and closer. I just got home about 30 minutes ago from a small trip downtown to stock up on snacks and things to keep me to the fire so to say. I can honestly say I have no idea what to expect from this experience, as it is my first Read-a-Thon ever. However, I have heard very much about it and am excited to take part in this international experience. And because it is such an international event I will be posting my updates in English. I have yet to decide whether to post my reviews in English (or both) yet; I think I will leave that decision for the lateness of the hours. The later it gets, the lazier I will probably become. This is also why I can quite frankly say that I will most likely not last the entire night; I have reached that age where I need my sleep, however small amounts it might be. I also think that if I do get some rest, I will that much more prepared to read some more in the last hours of this Read-a-Thon.
With only 15 minutes left to go, I have stocked the kitchen supplies with snacks as you can see. There was a small sale at the local supermarket with 25% off fruits and vegetables so I thought it would be a great idea to take the healthy route to snacking for this. The chocolate will come in hand of course when I reach those critical hours and I get close to that scary Hangry feeling, which I’m pretty sure my boyfriend would like to avoid.
For my first choice of reading I want to finish the one I am currently reading; Veronica Mars, The Thousand Dollar Tan Line. A spin-off of the TV-series/film that has become a very cult thing across the nation, and even more so when they succeeded in a very massive Kickstarter event. But more on that in another future post. With that said, as my first choice of reading I still have a few e-books on the iPad that might get some attention throughout the next 24 hours as well.
To introduce myself a bit more to the entire Read-a-Thon community, here are my answers to the pre-hour meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
From the little country called Denmark.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
It’s a tie between The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer and Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman. Both are in the category of fairy tale interpretations, which is one of my favorite genres.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Probably the chocolate. I’ve been keeping my sugar levels low throughout the week, and could do with some chocolate.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Okay, hmm, 26 years old, high school teacher in English (so it’s a real pleasure to blog in English for a change), of course I love books. Some people buy too many shoes (I do that too though), I buy too many books, at least according to my boyfriend.
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 honestly have no idea. Right now, the reading and the international experience, but the later it gets I will probably be looking more and more forward to some sleep.