It’s Readathon time and I’m woefully unprepared! It almost never fails that a migraine crashes into the Readathon somehow and last night was no exception. Thankfully, I’m feeling better this morning and hoping things stay that way because I have a great stack of books to pick through today:
- The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga
- Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
- Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips
- The Mother by Yvette Edwards
- Desert Boys by Christopher McCormick
- My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
I’m going to end up losing a bit of reading time later (I’m manning the Readathon Twitter account for hours 8-10 and have book club later this evening), so I’m going to try to make up a bit of that by not checking in here as much. I will still be using Twitter, Instagram, and (brace yourselves!) Snapchat if you want to follow along.
Hour 0: Intro Meme
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The absolutely gorgeous Richmond, Virginia (that’s an aerial video of the city from last year’s UCI bike race, which was incredibly fun).
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, so I’m excited to pick it up. It’s a little outside my comfort zone, but it’s SUPER short, so I think it may be the way to get things started today.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I made a quick grocery run last night, but the beginnings of that migraine were starting to cloud my thinking and I just wanted to get home. I did make the wise choice to grab some ice cream, though!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m going to shake my fist at this question first. I’m starting grad school in the Fall! I will probably type Readathong some time today.
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’ve done this a bunch. So much that today actually seems like several readathons I’ve done before, with my book club planned for the evening.