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!

6 comments:

  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!

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

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

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

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  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

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

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