Read-a-thon: Hour 0

It is bright and early here in Florida (7am EDT), but also quite warm, considering (~15 degrees C, depending on which weather people you ask), and so I will be spending most of my reading time outdoors! Good work, Florida! I would take some pictures of my reading spot, but, um, sunrise isn’t for another half hour. So you will have to wait. 🙂

But here is my stack of books, whose picture I took last night:

Stylish, no? George is even prepared to shade them from the Florida sun!

I’m starting with the delightfully titled Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging, because a) title! and b) I’ve heard good things about it from many trusted sources and c) it’s short and I’ll feel accomplished when I finish it. Who knows where I will move on from there…

Like I said last year, I’ve never actually stayed awake for 24 hours, and I doubt I’ll be making it happen today. But I will do my best! I’ll check in here at the blog every couple of hours, and you can expect many Twitter updates from my fancy smart phone, most of which will probably be fun quotes from whatever I’m reading.

2 thoughts on “Read-a-thon: Hour 0

  1. Jan von Harz says:

    Oh the places you will go today
    The people you will meet
    Your books will be your gateway
    Adventure your retreat.

    And if I may, I’ll follow
    As you read and read so more
    Until this day turns to the morrow
    Cheering you on with a loud exuberant roar!

    Best wishes on your goals!

  2. softdrink says:

    (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

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