Hi! I’m Heather from Capricious Reader, co-host of this lovely shindig with my bestest bud EVAH, Andi from Estella’s Revenge. It is my complete honor to be your host for the first 3 hours of the Readathon. In my ten years of blogging, I have done a lot of things, but this one has always stood out as my favorite. Why? Because of the community. I remember the days when there were barely 100 readers. Today, we’re standing at over 1,700.
It brings tears to my eyes.
You see, I knew Dewey, the wonderful woman who started this biannual celebration of reading. Not as well as I wish I had, but I knew her and she was a powerhouse. So full of energy and love for this (at the time much smaller!) community. She wanted to celebrate reading. She wanted to celebrate this community. She wanted everyone to come together and read and have fun and it has been my immense honor to see her vision through for the last three years with Andi. As I’ve worked on it, this April in particular, it has really hit home what we are doing here. Not only are we coming together from points all across the globe, we’re coming together with families, with friends, with other book bloggers, and we are reading. We are celebrating. And we are loving.
I’m pretty sure Dewey is damn proud of us. I know I am.
Now, sappy stuff done, so:
In an effort to help you start reading on time, we are posting the opening meme a whole hour early! This has the added advantage of helping you pass this last long hour before the event begins. I mean, it drags, doesn’t it? Or is it just me?
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
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?
Be sure to link up!