Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-a-thon: 2 Hour Meme

In this challenge we would like you to write a post on your blogs about your kick off strategy. What have you surrounded yourself with for these early hours of the challenge besides your books? Is there a coffee thermos, lucky book mark, snacks, pillow…. We want to know how you have prepared so you do not have to leave your cozy reading space (by the way – we’d like to know what is too…. (are you still in bed, a chair, the couch…..)

I'm in the den; I've surrounded myself with a few of the selected books, a cup of tea and a fluffy pillow. The tea is gone now but the books and pillow remain.

So far I've read four short stories from the anthology Prizes: The Selected Stories of Janet Frame, two from Rasskazy and two from Paris Stories. Some of the Frame stories are really short, some just one page. I'm not crazy about them and I probably won't read any more from this book. But I'm enjoying the others. I'm hoping that today will help me figure out which books I truly want to finish and which books I can weed. Either way I expect the TBR pile to be shorter after today! Next up is Good Evening, Mrs. Craven. See you back here soon!


Book Dilettante said...

My first Read-a-thon. Here's are my Read-a-Thon books.

Kailana said...

Everyone has such cozy settings for reading! Hope you enjoy your books. Happy reading!

Bonnie said...

Enjoy your books, your cozy area of reading sounds perfect!

Frances said...

Think Paris Stories would be perfect for the event. Wishing you the fluffiest pillows and the best books for the duration!

Kathleen said...

You are not on my "official" list to cheerlead for but I love your blog and will be cheering for you as much as I can. Your cozy set up would probably have me napping about hour 3 which is why I am cheering and not reading this year! Happy reading!

Beth F said...

Read and Read and Read
Continue till you're tired
Sleep when you have to

Haiku #11 (inspired by Dawn @ She Is Too Fond of Books)

Anna said...

Sounds like you've got a lot of reading done already. Hope you're having fun!

Diary of an Eccentric

Shanyn said...

My Book
by David L. Harrison

I did it!
I did it!
Come and look at what I've done!
I read a book!
When someone wrote it
Long ago
For me to read,
How did he know
That this was the book
I'd take from the shelf
And lie on the floor
And read by myself?
I really read it!
Just like that!
Word by word,
From first to last!

Vasilly said...

I hope you've found something better to read than the Fame book. Happy reading!

HeathMochaFrost said...

A note from one Marie to another -- happy Read-a-Thon! Sounds like you got off to a great start today, and hopefully you're going strong. Great idea to read from story collections, "try on" books from your TBR pile and decide which you really like and which ones should find new homes. ;-)

Enjoy the second half of the event!