Saturday, April 26, 2014

Read-a-thon: Hour 0 - Kickoff Meme: Intro

Looking forward to meeting everyone as I settle in to the day. It's a bit disconcerting to have a whole day to just read; I keep futzing around the house and pestering my wife.  Here's my intro for those read-a-thon-ers who don't know me!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?: Boston, MA!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?: I'm pretty keen on my whole stack, but really jazzed for The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland. She wrote one of my all-time top ten favorite trilogies in the world.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?: I bought some fancy organic fruit yesterday and I plan to luxuriate in bed with tropical fruit, bubbly water, and my cats! Five very ripe champagne mangoes are calling my name!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!: I'm married to a pretty fabulous woman (who's doing today's chores so I don't have to!), and I work full-time for a national non-profit. I'm in the process of knitting a Moby Dick afghan for my wife (it's her favorite book), and so far, it's only taken me seven months. I'm only 10% done, oops! Outside of reading, my other passions are writing -- I wrote a very bad first draft of a historical novel last fall; cooking; and reading tarot -- I have over 300 decks and can't stop buying them.

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?: Technically this is my second attempt but I don't count the first one, since I had to bail almost before it started!  I'm really excited about being able to just pick up one book after another...such fun!


  1. Oooh, glad to see some of the blogs I follow doing the readathon as well! Your answer to #3 sounds luxurious. Hope your readathon goes well!

  2. Your knitting project progress sounds an awful lot like my knitting project progress. :) Have a great Readathon!

  3. Best of luck in the marathon and the knitting project. I'm working on a mathematics quilt myself!

  4. I hope you have a wonderful day of reading! You've definitely piqued my interest in Sandra Gulland's books.

  5. Luxuriating with cats and tropical fruit sounds like a great way to spend Readathon day! Hope you are having a great time, and keep up the great reading! =D

  6. Please show us your knitting project at some point, it sounds wonderful :) Hope you're having a great day!