This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I will be your cohost for the rest of the readathon! Are you excited??? I know I am! I want to start of with a brief explanation of how I will be setting up these posts for the FINAL THREE HOURS!!!! Every hours, I am going to post a video, and random facts about a popular author. I think it adds a little bit of fun for these final few hours.
Let me introduce myself to you really quick. I love German Soccer (specifically Bayern Munich) with a passion and will often force myself out of bed at 6:30 on a Saturday morning to watch their games (I am not a morning person so this is extremely difficult). It is the summer of the World Cup, which I am super excited about. I am a cross stitching addict and currently have over 50 patterns started. I am also a cheese addict. I love cheese. During readathons, I allow myself to splurge and buy some of the more expensive cheeses as a treat. Lately I have been going through a bit of a book slump and I have only read seven books prior to the start of the readathon this year. I am hoping that this readathon will turn that around.
Now that you know a little bit more about me, I would love to know a little more about you! So please leave a comment and tell me some of your quirks and what makes you unique.
A big shout out to our cheerleaders!!! You guys have been fantastic! Next time we should have cheerleaders for our cheerleaders! But in all seriousness, thanks so much for cheering all of us readers on and cohosts on. You give us the strength to push past the weariness and keep reading! Goodness knows how much a “new comment” notice brightens up a persons day.
Video of the Hour:
Have you read any of these books that John Green lists? If so, which do you recommend?
Random Facts of the Hour about Jane Austen:
- Jane Austen came from a large family. – She was born the second to the last of eight children. Her siblings were George, James, Edward, Henry, Cassandra, Frank and Charles.
- Jane Austen loved balls and parties. – In Jane’s letters to friends and family members she describes the many parties and balls she attended and how she would dance all night.
- Jane Austen’s sister was her best friend. – Jane’s older sister Cassandra Elizabeth Austen was her closest friend, they did everything together and when they were apart they always wrote long letters to each other. Cassandra nursed her sister in her sickness and was heartbroken by her death. Cassandra lived to age 72 and never married.
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