Readathon: Mid-Event Survey

12 hours down, 12 to go.

1. What are you reading right now?
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown and listening to the Game of Thrones audiobook.

2. How many books have you read so far?
None, because I’m great at reading.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
More Game of Thrones :”D

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Yep, left home for a good three hours this afternoon, and have a game going tonight at 9:30 that I have to attend. Sooo not sure how I’m gonna handle those hurdles.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
That I’m not seeing it as a chore. Usually when I’m told I have to read, I get whiny about it. It’s nice knowing I still want to read even though I’ve been doing it all day.

MiniChallenge 11: In 100 Years

Aaaand I’m alive again! You thought I died, didn’t you. Nope. Procrastination at its finest :B

This is challenge 11 in the 24 Hour Readathon, and for this one, I need to pick three books I feel will be held as classics in 100 years (they have to have been published since 1990 or more recently. Rules out LotR, boo). This was tough, but hopefully some of you can at least see my reasoning:

1. Harry Potter by JK Rowling
I feel like this one is going to be on a lot of people’s lists. I know I’ve reread this series more times than I can count, and I feel like if I show it to my future kids, hopefully they’ll love enough to show it to theirs and so on. 100 years passes quickly when you’re talking generations.

2. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
The reason I guess this one is because it’s already being used in classrooms as a modern classic (I had to read it my junior year of college, actually). I feel like the feelings one gets from it will cross over the years.

3. Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
Pardon my French.

This one, I’m picking because well… honestly, I don’t think it’ll ever be considered a classic. I think it’ll stick around though as like a ‘look what they did 100 years ago those weirdos’ kind of thing. It’s timeless. Toddlers will always never want to sleep.

There are my picks. :”D Next up, Mid-Event Survey.

MiniChallenge #2: Classic Words of Wisdom

This is the second challenge in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. (and this will probably be my most active blog day ever, just telling you that right now).

This challenge is choose a quote from classic literature and write about its meaning to you. I chose the following:

How to find what you're looking for, if you don't know what you're looking for. Just journey onwards, you'll find something eventually.

I chose this one because I’m in my mid-twenties, in college for the second time getting a second degree, and still, I have no idea what I want to do with my life. There are a lot of roads I want to go down, but I’m becoming a bit nervous that not all of them will end at the same destination. I want to do so many different things, I’m having a hard time prioritizing. So I’m just gonna wing it. I’ll hop from road to road and try to get a bit of everything in. I don’t know what my final destination will be, but I’m going to damn well enjoy the journey dammit.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and Intro-Meme!

This is my first participation in a readathon, yay! This particular one happens twice a year, in April and in October. And to participate, you do what it sounds like – read as much as you can within 24 hours.Here is the website if you’re interested in joining! It just started 8am Eastern Standard time and will go until 8am tomorrow morning! (Adjust to your time zone accordingly. If you’re in California, it started at 5am, etc) Also if you do participate, make sure to follow the event on their twitter and website, as they do mini-challenges and prizes and stuff throughout the day.

I thought about making a TBR for this, but I’m just gonna wing it. I started ‘Angels and Demons’ by Dan Brown last night (the ‘book someone else picks for you’ challenge fulfiller for my TBR Jar) so I’m going to start with that right now. If I manage to finish it, I’ll move onto something else. This is the perfect day for this to happen, too. It’s the first saturday in weeks where I haven’t had stuff going on all day.

I’ll be active on my own twitter throughout this thing if you’d like to see how much I’m procrastinating 😀 Wish me luck!

Also, editing my post to add my intro meme! This is the 1st Mini-Challenge!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Pennsylvania, USA

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I technically didn’t make a stack. I’m going by ear, haha. Right now I’m reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown and am rather enjoying it, so right now, it’s the winner.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Roast. Technically not a snack, but I put dinner in the slow cooker this morning so I wouldn’t have to stop reading to cook later. So, roast. :”D

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
One of the few things I enjoy more than reading is traveling. I want to go everywhere!

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?
This is my first one. I’m looking forward to reading all day and having it be something I’m intending to do, not something to procrastinate with… does that make sense? I hope it does. xD