April 2016

Pre-Event! Hour Zero!

 

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Good morning lovely people! The readathon doesn’t start for an hour (the longest hour evah!) but we like to post the opening meme early so you can get it out of the way. I WILL SEE YOU IN ONE HOUR.

Opening Meme

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?

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127 thoughts on “Pre-Event! Hour Zero!”

  1. On the prize thing it says you just have to be active on the url you signed up with. I have a blog I signed up with but was planning to use mostly Facebook and Twitter. Is that okay?

  2. 1) I am reading from China Hunan province. I will start at 8pm.
    2) Most looking forward to Ernest Cline’s Armada.
    3) Can’t wait to eat my Walker’s Shortbread. I loooove them.
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’ve been living and teaching in China with my hubby since August 2015. This is my 2nd readathon.
    5) I didn’t participate in October, I was still Chinadjusting.

  3. Whitney, yep! Maybe post something on your blog pointing to where you will be the most active. 🙂

  4. I am ready to go. Looking forward to my FIFTH Dewey’s!! Can’t wait to get started. You can find my Kickoff Opening Questions on my blog, KaKiJoKoJa!!

    Hope to see people making some blog rounds. If you come visit me, leave a message and I will visit your blog too!

  5. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Geneva, Switzerland
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    Thread and Buried by Janet Bolin (last in the Threadville mystery series)
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Steak with blue cheese and asparagus (not snack so much as a highly anticipated dinner!)
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m an early years librarian and I love Readathon, as do my two cats. They love it because I’m home the whole time and my schedule during Readathon confuses 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?
    Sleep less. I’m the queen of saying “I’ll just take a little nap” and then many hours later, I wake up irritated that I’ve lost out on so many reading hours. 🙂

  6. 1) Reading from Bourne, UK
    2)Looking forward to The tales of Beedle the Bard by J K Rowling
    3) Rooted vegetable flavour crisps
    4)I loved reading and reading challenges since I was a young girl so I was excited to hear about the readathon. I live with my fiance and 2 cats.
    5)I’m looking forward to seeing how much I have read at the end.

  7. Reading from Northern NJ!
    Most looking forward to The Secret Life of Bees.
    Favorite snack: cereal and this yr those new m&m flavors.
    I’m an avid reader just like all of you. I love my books, dogs, and I’ve gotten into adult coloring.
    This yr I’m trying harder to stay awake. I’ve got the caffeine ready to go.
    Happy reading!

  8. 1) Richmond, Virginia USA
    2) Uprooted by Naomi Novik
    3) Popcorn and pink lady apples
    4) I recently started book blogging when I turned 35 after putting it off for too long. I plan to read today cuddled with my two dogs. My favorite reading place is my hammock, but it looks like rain most of the day today.
    5) This is my first Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. I am most looking forward to the social aspect.

  9. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? New York

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Regional Office Is UnderAttack! by Manuel Gonzalez.

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Coffee & biscotti.

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am so not a morning person…

    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? I have participated in a few readathon. This time I have better healthier snack and have planned a few short naps.

  10. 1) UK!
    2) I’m SO pumped for 172 hours on the moon
    3) Probably some noodles haha
    4) This is my first readathon EVER and I am currently trying to finish some studying for my exams D:
    5) I’m most looking forward to not having to study haha!

  11. I assume we can answer survey here if we don’t have have a blog?

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

    Belfast Northern Ireland

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

    Rachel Abbott – Kill Me Again I’ve had it for a while but kept it for today ☺

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

    My tesco hand cooked cornish sea salt & west country apple cider vinegar crisps 😍

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

    I’m 16 weeks pregnant with my first baby so this will be my last fully committed readathon!

    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?

    I didn’t plan for my last readathon so I’ve planned for this one with short books/novellas mixed with books ☺

  12. 1) I am reading from Bangalore, India.
    2) I’m looking forward to reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
    3) The batch of chocolate chip muffins I baked today in anticipation 🙂
    4) I’m a book blogger and a law stuent. I started blogging to get away from the stress of academia and make new friends online with shared interests.
    5) This is my first readathon ever. I hope to stay up for all 24 hours and make a dent in my ever-growing TBR pile 😀

  13. I love reading opening memes 😀

    1-Split, Croatia;
    2-The End by Snicket. It is the last in series, third in my pile. This series was with me for the last four RaTs;
    3-Fresh fruit, like always;
    4-Marine biologist with a twist;
    5-I’m reading from my room at my parents’ house. It’s been a while..

  14. 1) Rhode Island
    2) Tuesdays With Morrie
    3) The cheese platter my fiancé has been preparing for the past two days 😀
    4) It’s sad to admit I was never interested in the Harry Potter series until this past Fall and now I am OBSESSED!
    5) This is my first readathon, and although I’m excited to just get lost in reading, I’m even more excited to meet new people who love reading just as much as me!

  15. 1) I’m reading from just South of Montreal, Quebec today.
    2) It’s a tie between Chapel wood, and Chains of Command.
    3) Peach tarts!
    4) I tend to read a lot on weekends, but this is a good excuse for focused reading, which I don’t often do very well, despite being a book lover. I’m easily distracted.
    5) I think this time, I’m go into try to participate in more challenges, even if I don’t log them. Also, at least one outside exercise break.

  16. 1. Columbus, Ohio – USA
    2. Want to finish ‘The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet’.
    3. Coffee, coffee, coffee!
    4. Love to read but need to sleep.
    5. This is my first read-a-thon!!! I have some family commitments so will be in an out. Looking forward to seeing what everyone is reading today.

  17. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Wisconsin, USA
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I have to pick just one?!
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? N/A
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I loved to read and got up extra early to be here when this stated
    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? I’m looking forward to the fun with my fellow book-ies

  18. 1) Marion, OH
    2) Probably the graphic novel This One Summer because I’ve only read one other graphic novel.
    3) pizza
    4) Stay at home mom to 2 boys who will be reading today as well!
    5) 1st time! Looking forward to the challenges and interactions with other readers.

  19. 1) I’m reading from Brazil
    2) Isla and the happily ever after by Stephanie Perkins
    3) Chocolate and Coffee, fast to eat lots of energy lol
    4)This question is so hard arrrg lol Well I’m nineteen years old, obsessed with reading and used to booktube, I stopped because working, reading and college were taking too much time, besides my channel wasn’t that popular. This is my 2nd official readathon, I tried once before but I dindn’t singed-up and it was a disaster
    5) Avoid books that take me longer to read such as dystopian books. My TBR is basically composed of contemporary books and graphic novels.

  20. 1) Northern Virginia
    2) Sliced Harvester. It’s a memoir about a guy eating pizza!
    3) When the mood hits, I’ll make some popcorn with lots of butter and salt. Because YOLO.
    4) Geek girl who works in a library and reads too much
    5) Interestingly just like in the fall readathon, I’ll only be able to read for about 7 hours (during the day at least) because of a planned event tonight. I think I’ll get up a little bit more this time just to get some FitBit steps too.

  21. Hi!! I am Cathy!
    1. Upstate NY in a little town near Saratoga Springs
    2. Blackbriar by William Sleator (I am rereading it. I first read it in middle school)
    3. Pizza rolls!
    4. I am a voracious reader (duh), a computer geek by day and a pampered chef consultant by night.
    5. This is my second readathon and I am going to try to do the whole thing this time. I pooped out last year around the 15th hour.

  22. 1) I’m reading from Thane, India.
    2) Leave it to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse
    3) Instant Noodles =)
    4) I’m a copyeditor by profession. I love to read and watch movies and travel.
    5) This is my first challenge. I was very excited when I came across it. Unlike most people, I tend to get the least reading time during weekends. So this is a good challenge for me.

  23. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    * Murfreesboro, TN, a suburb of Nashville

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    * I would have said The Heir by Kiera Cass (and I still am), but I’ve had so many people recommend Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah that I’m going to stay with that one!

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    * Coffee, coffee, & more coffee! ☕

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    * I’m a married mother of two girls, ages 13 & will-be-11-in-five-days. I’m a biology professor at Middle Tennessee State University, I love to watch sports (though I’m not athletic), and I am loving the stage of being a dance mom, archery mom, & theater mom – – always going in 14 directions!

    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?
    * Plan breaks! I haven’t done that before & give myself permission to do so this time!

  24. 1. I am in lovely Mason County, Washington, USA. When the sun comes up, I will be overlooking Hammersley Inlet.
    2. Persuasion is the book I’m most looking forward to.
    3. I made all kinds of yummy finger sandwiches, I think the curried egg salad will be delicious.
    4. I was not even on Twitter until I heard about this event. (I may be behinds the times, but I’m just fine being a little old-fashioned.)
    5. This is my first readathon, I can’t wait to hear what everyone is reading so I can add to my insanely long “To Be Read” list.

  25. 1) I will be reading from Belgium
    2) I’m kind of really looking forward to all the stuff I’m planning on reading 😀
    3) I will be munching on pom-bär (chips, I think they’re german, delicious!)
    4) Before octobre last year I read pretty much never, then all of a sudden I started dedicating more and more time to reading. So I’m a pretty new reader
    5) This is my first readathon of any kind and I am most looking forward to not doing schoolwork and having a nice relaxing day

  26. Greetings from Nicole/Cole~

    1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    La Jolla, California, U.S.A.

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    Lafcadio Hearn’s “The Faceless Ghost and Other Macabre Tales from Japan” by Sean Michael Wilson & Michiru Morikawa.

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Rainbow Sherbert

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m a 2nd year undergrad Psychology student! ^_^

    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 time I want to work on managing my time better & getting more manga/graphic novels/comics read. (I spent more time on social media than reading last time -whoops-.)

  27. 1-Arlington VA
    2-haven’t chosen books from my tbr stacks yet! Will be reading as my mood dictates. So I guess I’m most excited to see what I’ll read, though I am excited to read the one I already started (barely.. Just a few pages in), The Nest by Cynthis D’Aprix Sweeney
    3-surprisingly, the baby watermelon I bought! You’d think I be most excited for the white cheddar popcorn or the biscoff (rediscovered them on a United flight over spring break- yum!). Also excited for the easy to throw together salad I stole from the trader joe’s food sample people- bought all ingredients exactly, it was such a delicious combo!
    4-I’m a stay at home mom of older kids (19 and almost 15) and I’m trying to figure out what to do in my next life which is rapidly approaching, even though I already keep plenty busy. It’d be nice to contribute to the second half of our lives since college/love of travel/retirement all cost $$!
    5- I’ve participated one other time, and the only difference this time is I told my husband. In the past I’ve just readathoned around life, which ill still be doing (soccer game at 1:30? Break time).

    I’ll be over on Twitter during the readathon. @DelMarinDC

  28. 1) I am reading from Norway.
    2) Maze Runner The Scorch Trials
    3) Coffee❤️☕️
    4) I am a girl, 15 years old (soon to be 16), I love to read and I have always loved school. When I am not reading I am watching youtube and exercising. I also have a job.
    5) I was participating in the last readathon, but this time I have to take more braker and I am going to work tomorrow😢

  29. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

    Walled Lake, Michigan

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

    Finishing The Jewel and maybe rereading some Fables. I don’t really have a lot if books planned for today…but I have a ton of options!

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

    I have a lot of yummy stuff lined up, but I have some of Naturebox’s Honey BBQ Crunch that I can’t wait to nibble on!

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

    I’ve been in a reading slump for the past year (moving will do that to you!). I used to treat like crazy, so I’m really hoping thus readathon we’ll kickstart me back into gear!

    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?

    I’ve participated in must of them for the past few years, but I’ve never actually finished one all the way through. I’ll try to take little breaks abs read sine not so challenging books to keep me fresh!

  30. 1) I will be reading from Denmark.
    2) I’m most looking forward to reading the iron trials.
    3) I’m not really eating any snacks…
    4) I just really love reading!!!
    5) I’m really looking forward to the feeling of the entire world reading together!

  31. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    New York City.

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    The fourth in the Pretty Little Liars series. I think it’s called Unbelievable?

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    It’s so early I can’t even think about snacks yet!

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m a new AND slow reader. I’ve only /really/ been reading since 2014 at the age of 26, and I read around 30 pages an hour.

    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?
    I liked the system I created for myself last year, where I focused 30 minutes on the challenge and then 30 minutes on reading. I think I will do things the exact same way this time.

    Sylwia
    Wish Fulfillment on BookTube
    exsixtwosix on Twitter

  32. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    I’m from Germany

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    I’m half way through “the wrath and the dawn” and I can’t wait to continue

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    My mum is making baked potatoes and I love them sooooo much

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I am 19 years old and I study medicine. Currently I’m on my way home to spend it with my family so we’llhave to see how much reading I can get done 😉

    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 the firat time I participate and I’m excited to see how much reading I can get done. But I’m also looking forward to be a part of such a big community

  33. So excited!
    1) I’m reading just outside DC (along with 3 kids, aged 7, 4 and 6 months!)
    2) I’m most looking forward to reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret with the family and Waking Up by Sam Harris.
    3) The snack I’m looking forward to is the spinach pie which is in the oven right now.
    4) I was an insatiable reader once upon a time. But life… and work… and kids got the best of me. I’m hoping this readathon will jumpstart my reading 🙂
    5) This is my first challenge and I’m so excited that I stumbled upon it.

  34. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? – Sydney, Australia

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    – the wrath and the dawn
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

    – peanuts

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

    – a mum of 2 and a nurse
    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?

    – looking forward to completing the challenge!

  35. 1) Philippines!! 😀
    2) Oh, I’m looking forward to all my contemporary reads!
    3) I’m eating cashew nuts, my favorite!
    4) Hi, I’m Kim, a Chinese 19-year-old living in the Philippines. Believe it or not, I used to hate reading as a child, but I found one book and my love for reading began just like that.
    5) I’m having constant breaks to comment and cheer people on today 🙂

  36. 1) Rhode Island
    2) Finally getting back into the Halo series
    3) CHEESE PLATE
    4) Sci-fi is my favorite genre
    5) Seeing how many pages I can really read in a day

  37. 1) I’m from a small small town in Upper Austria, Austria.

    2) The book I’m looking forward to the most is Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare!

    3) I’m really looking forward to eating Salt and Vinegar Chips!!!!

    4) I’ve had a lot of stuff to do for school lately so I didn’t get to read a lot. So I’m really happy to get to read a bit.

    5) I’ve participated in other read-a-thons before but this is gonna be my first Dewey’s read-a-thon!

  38. I’m so excited!! Sorry, just had to state that first!! Hehe.. .
    1. I’m from and reading from Silver Spring, Maryland.
    2. Oh man, all of them! Lol, but since I HAVE to pick one, I’ll go with “Lumberjanes” since one- it’ll be my first graphic novel (ever!), and two because I’ve heard folks RAVE about it for quite some time now.
    3. Again, ALL of them:-) [Sigh] Ok, ok, I’d say my mint chocolate chip ice cream because hello?! It’s ice cream!! Ice cream just naturally brings a smile to my face 🙂
    4. I’m lucky and grateful to say I’m a librarian that loves going to work everyday and helping the patients I get to assist, my library is located inside a hospital setting. When I was a child, my mom used to drop me off at our public library on Saturdays where I would spend the afternoon, happy aa a clam. But other than reading, I also enjoy movies and Love salsa dancing! I’m of a Colombian background so I grew up dancing with family and friends at house parties and now it’s a wonderful pastime that also helps to keep me in shape and active. I’ve recently started trying my hand at following recipes from cookbooks and have been pleasantly surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed it considering how intimidated I was at first, lol. This is my 1st Readathon and I can’t WAIT to get started, I’m so excited!!! Did I already mention that?
    5. As just mentioned above-very enthusiastically I might add, this is my 1st Readathon and I’m absolutely loving the sence of community that I’m already seeing amung the fellow participants andI can’t wait to see how that expands and is expressed throughout the next 24 hours, bookworms worldwide unite!!

  39. 1) Greece
    2) Drown by Esther Dalseno
    3) Keeping it simple – coffee. And maybe some chocolate, too!
    4) Maybe I’m putting aside an important assignment to do the read-a-thon. No regrets.
    5) October’s read-a-thon was actually my first Dewey’s Read-a-thon and I had so much fun! So, there’s nothing I’ll do different today. Just read and talk to fellow readers around the world!

  40. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Seattle
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Beauty by Aliyia Whiteley
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? COFFEE
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am a mom to 2 kiddos and a BookTuber. I have been reading my whole life and love sharing it with others 🙂
    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 Dewey’s! I am excited to interact with everyone participating!

  41. 1) Romania 😀
    2) I’m really excited for all of them, but I think I’ll go with A court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
    3) Chocolate ice cream.
    4) I get distracted really easily, but I’ll try my best to focus today.
    5) This is my first year in the read-a-thon and I am really looking forward to see how much I can read in these 24 hours.

    Good luck to everybody! 😀

  42. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

    Northern Manitoba, Canada

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

    The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

    Dip

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

    This is my third or fourth Dewey’s readathon (I’ve lost track already???), and so far I have been living up north for all of them. So I should have no distractions today, except maybe the new puppies that were born yesterday up the road.

    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?

    I’m daily vlogging this readathon. Maybe this will also restart my channel as well as my reading life?

  43. 1. I’m reading from Pasadena, CA, where reading starts at 5am.
    2. I’m excited about all my books, but maybe most about Elizabeth Gilbert’s BIG MAGIC.
    3. I have a wonderful almond danish to snack on today, and also blood oranges that are actually purple inside.
    4. I work in publishing so readathons are a great chance to catch up on books for pleasure as opposed to work.
    5. I’ve done a few readathons and my goal is just to get through as many books/pages as I can and have some fun. 🙂

  44. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Seoul, South Korea!
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The History of Middle Earth pt. 2- JRR Tolkien
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Chocolate (as always lol)
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m both a reader and a writer, and currently working as an ESL teacher in Korea.
    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? First one, and I’m looking forward to completing my goal (reading at least 3 books in the 24hr period)

  45. Niceguymike coming to you from cloudy Elmira, NY! My first book will be Smile of a Ghost, by Phil Rickman, and it’s also the one I’m looking most forward to, because I love the Merrily Watkins series, and I just haven’t been able to finish this one (I’m halfway through). No idea what snack I’m looking forward to. I went grocery shopping yesterday and have an embarrassment of riches. First, though, it’s off to the drug store for sinus meds, because pollen season has just started here.

    I’m a former librarian currently working in retirement plan administration to pay the bills, and just moved here Christmas week.

  46. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Delaware County PA
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    Finishing up Winter by Marissa Meyer
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Chocolate!
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    40 yr old, hockey fanatic video gaming bibliophile
    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?
    I’m not leaving my house this year!

  47. 1) I’m reading from the US
    2) Fangirl, Shadow Hunter series book one, and Armada!
    3) All of the things with chocolate.
    4) I haven’t participated in a readathon since elementary school, and this morning feels like Christmas.
    5) I have four small children, so long stretches of reading just do not happen anymore. I’m excited for the chance to spend an entire day with a book in my hands.

  48. 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? oh All the coffee! and crackers and rasberry creme cheese dip
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am a grandma of a 2 year old and he is the light of my life.
    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I can’t think of anything different but I would like to stay up longer this time. I think is hour 20… so I am trying to get to 24.

  49. 1. Good old New Jersey JERSEY GIRL in United States
    2. Noggin by John Correy Whaley
    3. Butterbeer Latte not a huge coffee person so this is delicious
    4. Just a girl who plans to read books for 24 hours… FUN
    5. Im looking forward to actually fully stayed up. Yup, I definitely regretted sleeping when I still had like 10 hours of the readathon left oopsies

  50. 1. I am reading from the beautiful state of Montana! Just in time for the sunrise 🙂
    2. All of them! Haha
    3. Carrots, grapes, celery & pb mm.
    4. My name is Aly & I’m a morning person 🙂 this is the first time I get to fully partipate in the readathon and I’ve been telling everyone all about it. A day spent reading? What could be better?
    5. Today I’m just going to let whichever TBR book be on my reading for the day. I’ll walk up to my bookshelf, and if there’s some mutual vibes, I’ll take her for a spin. The pressure of a stack to get through last time made me feel less spontaneous.

    Happy reading everyone!!

  51. 1) From Denmark 😀
    2) I only have one because I know I would not be able to read more than that. It’s “The Lost Symbol” written by Dan Brown.
    3) I have some chips, appels and chocolate that I’ll enjoy during these 24 hours.
    4) I’m a Beauty & Lifestyle blogger and have been that since the late 90’s. I’m a book-a-holic and I love to read.
    5) Sadly I couldn’t join last time, but this time I’ve locked my door, put my phone away and taken my pillow and duvet with me into the sofa. 😀

  52. 1) Northern Italy
    2) “E la chiamano estate” Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki. A friend of mine told me it’s really good
    3) Chocolate cookies 🙂
    4) I’m a 30-something engineer and I have a lovely niece.
    5) This is my very first read-a-thon, (yay!) I’m looking forward reading 24 hours and talking to other people who are participating. Since it’s my first, I really hope I can make it 🙂

  53. 1) I am reading from a small country town in Victoria, Australia.
    2) This is a difficult one, but as I am starting with Hawkeye: My Life as a Mission, I will just go with that one.
    3) ANZAC Biscuits!
    4) I am a farmer and do a lot of my reading through listening to audiobooks while driving the tractor.
    5) I have more of a range to read from this year, and most of the books are ones that I have started, but have put down for one reason or another.

  54. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Tampa, Fl! But I’ll be at work in Clearwater for part of the day.
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Probably Throne of Glass or finally finishing a Study in Charlotte.
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I’m not sure, I think I have some goldfish though. Lol.
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m not a morning person but I got up excited for this.
    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? It’s my first read-a-thon! I’m not sure what I’m most excited about but I am ever excited for today.

  55. 1.) I’m reading from a rainy NH!
    
2) I’m most excited to pick up the Fables series, which I haven’t read in over a year.

    3) I am most excited to snack on some frozen grapes, thanks to another readers suggestion.

    4) I am a librarian by day, and also sing in a cover band, which I’ll be breaking from today to rehearse for.

    5) As a new readathoner, I’m most excited to find some joy in reading again, which is easy to lose when you have to read, well, EVERYTHING. – Liz

  56. California
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    Popcorn -caramel and cheese flavor combination
    I have two spoiled dogs that are going to stick by my side for the next 24 hours, wondering what I am doing.
    First readathon- looking forward to reading without guilt or agenda

  57. Good morning, I’m in Southern California. I’m excited about all my reading choices. I’m really looking forward to breakfast, I purchased chocolate croissants that have to prof over night (yum). Let’s see, a little something about me-I’ve been married 16 years, I have a pitbull name Petey, and I love to read. This will be my second readathon and I’m just going to enjoy the ride.

  58. 1) Wisconsin – US
    2) The Assassin’s Blade
    3) Bread pizza….and copious amounts of chocolate
    4) I’ve been doing the read-a-thon from the beginning. Unfortunately, life has prevented me from participating over the last few years. I am so happy to be able to do it again.
    5) Relax and have fun!

  59. Bucharest, Romania!
    The warrior woman!
    The raw=vegan snickers I whipped up with my boyfriend!
    Comp Lit graduate, currently an ESL Teacher!
    Unlike my first one, last November, I’d sleep less! And I will take a break to do a recycling workshop tomorrow!

  60. From overcast Methuen, MA, US
    Maisie Dobbs by Winspear because it’s been on my TBR and I love the time period.
    Snack… chocolate covered raisins and pepitas
    It’s my birthday and the Readathon is my present!
    First timer!

  61. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    New Orleans, LA
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    I’m really digging Aquarium by David Vann
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    I’m away at a conference, so I can’t prepare any snacks, but lunch will be on a riverboat cruise and I’m pretty excited about that!
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I once dislocated my kneecap while getting candy corn out of a flowerpot.
    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
    This is my second readathon, and being away from home means I’ll be reading in shorter snatches, trying not to be too antisocial with the people I traveled 6 hours to hang out with this weekend!

  62. The Woodlands, TX

    There are three that I’m looking forward to reading:
    Flawless by Sara Shepard
    Holding Strong by Lori Foster
    Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

    All of them really, they look so delicious!
    Raspberry Cheesecake Dip
    Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake
    Salty Ritz Cracker Oatmeal Cookies
    Lemon Cool Whip Cookies
    Baked Potato Chips and Avocado Ranch Dip

    I’m an avid reader, love shopping for books and love hanging out with my BFF.

    Make sure I change my reading positions so my neck won’t hurt at the end of the read-a-thon

    Enjoy whatever you read!!!

  63. 1) Pennsylvania
    2) What a tough question! Probably Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley.
    3) French onion dip
    4) I’m a slow reader, sadly.
    5) I don’t know if I’ll do much differently, but I hope my dog doesn’t get sick this time.

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

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Criminal Profiling

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Leftover catfish strips from dinner last night.

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I work as a preschool aide, have been married almost 18 yrs, have a boy-child who turns 17 on Tuesday, and have 14 animals – 5 cats and 9 reptiles.

    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? Stay active while reading by using some audio books.

  65. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? – Cambridge (UK)
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? – Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? – Belgian Speculoos from my graze box 😀
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! – I’m an avid reader and author and just finished my PhD in cognitive psychology – this is my way of celebrating :).
    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? – Spend less time online (I hope) 😉

    Happy reading!

  66. 1) I’m reading from Portland, OR, USA!
    2) Can’t wait to finish rereading Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones! I’ve rewatched the movie recently but it’s been years since I’ve read it.
    3) I’ve been saving my cheese puffs for this occasion!
    4) I’ve got a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature from San Diego State University
    5) This is my first and I’m just happy that I can sit with a stack of books all day without having to do errands!

  67. 1) I am reading from Lucca, Italy! It is 2pm here, and I’m ready to go!
    2) I am looking forward to all the books in my stack.
    3) I don’t drink soda anymore, but I got a couple cans just to help with staying awake, so I am looking forward to that.
    4) I travel a lot, so I am looking forward to not going anywhere and just reading.
    5) I participated once before and was not at all prepared. This time I have a reading station prepared, so everything is close by and I can focus on reading. I also prepared snacks in advance, which I didn’t do the first time.

    https://tuscanyandbeyond.wordpress.com/

  68. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    -White Cloud, Michigan
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    -Oh. Um. All of them?
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    -Fondue
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    -I’m reading while knitting 😍
    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?
    -Making progress on my TBRs

  69. Good Morning Read-A-Thoners!
    1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    – I am reading from Aliso Viejo,CA
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    – Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    – My Morning Cereal (chocolate churros)
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    – love to read (obvious), love coffee love travel love life
    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?
    – My first time!!

  70. –I’m reading from Madison, WV.
    –Most looking forward to Tales if Beetle the Bard with my kids.
    –Looking forward to coffee and fruit
    –I love to read all different genres and have quite a mixed selection for today! Including audio books.
    –This is my first read a thon and I look forward to seeing how many pages I can read (or cds I can listen to).

  71. I got my first one in! Hopefully I linked it right. 🙁 Having major technical difficulties this morning, which is taking away from my reading time!

    I used Facebook, but the instructions said to click on “time stamp”, and I didn’t see that as an option anywhere. So I just pulled up the post I added, and copied & pasted the URL. Hopefully that’s right!

  72. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Cardiff (Wales, UK)

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Harry Potter 😀

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Sweet potato fries & sweet chili sauce

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a vegan, feminist, and English & Creative Writing student in my second year of university. I’m a total and utter bibliophile and love caramel latte’s and jazz music!

    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? Definitely participate more in the challenges and interact on twitter. Twitter is where it’s at yall!

  73. Apparently your website thinks I’m spam and wouldn’t post my comment! I’ll be active mostly on my website and facebook, but I do not post every hour and never have. I only post periodically, every few hours (with a big gap midway through the readathon because I’m not going to be home). There are actually two of us at my website who are participating in the readathon, so please keep that in mind with cheering, etc.

  74. Wasn’t sure where to post this.. Am I doing it right?

    1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Melbourne, Australia!
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Ocean at the End of the Lane!
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Brownies I just baked.
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m an artist/animator, book lover and proud bunny mama.
    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? Dedicated reading time. Relaxing. Getting through some books that have been waiting to be read for a while!

  75. 1. USA
    2. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
    3. Strawberry Crunch ( snack mix of dried fruit)
    4. 24 years old who loves Disney, Dogs, Starbucks, and Hamilton (listen to this soundtrack at least once a day haha)
    5. This is my third time doing this readathon so I’m just focusing on books that are 300 pages or under.

  76. 1) Morristown, TN
    2) Toss-up between Starlight & All American Boys
    3) Halos – whole Mandarin oranges
    4) I’m a high school librarian by day, part-time community college reference librarian by night, & a crazy rabid reader all the time!
    5) I’m going to try to read outside some this time since it should be nice out today. I also plan to mow the yard & afterwards dye my hair while listening to my audiobook (The Empire Striketh Back). Last readathon I got my tattoo finished up for about 2 hours while reading Carry On by Rowell.

  77. I am reading from Alvin, Texas. Just looking forward to making a dent in my stack of books (one in living room, one in bedroom). Have dark chocolate Doves on hand. I’m an eclectic reader, and this is my first Readathon. Am starting with finishing QuietDell by Jayne Anne Phillips. Studied Machine Dreams in graduate school and met her and visited with her. Superb writer!

  78. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Tennessee, USA
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Everything, everything by Nicola Yoon
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Homemade fruit leather!
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Redheaded booktuber!
    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? I chose shorter books for my TBR this time around

  79. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Philadelphia, PA
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    Probably the new Sarah MacLean, The Rogue Not Taken or Snow Like Ashes.
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    This is going to sound crazy but I’m not really a snack person. If I eat them, I like roasted chickpeas.
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m currently learning how to code.
    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 readathon and I am excited about everything.

  80. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Hollywood, CA

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

    Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Pretzels & peanut butter

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I co-host a monthly book club called The Skeptics’ Book Club.
    https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/

    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?
    24 hours of reading without guilt about not getting anything else finished.

  81. 1) Philadelphia, PA, USA!
    2) The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson
    3) Pizza!
    4) I’m a grad student and work with robots.
    5) I’m looking forward to experiencing new things and learning by reading!

  82. 1. I’m currently reading a book that takes place in Russia , England , and Jazratan.

    2. The Liar by Nora Roberts

    3. Sushi or Pasta salad

    4. I’ve just recently graduated college for pharmacy with honors !!

    5. I’m looking forward to meeting other readers , while knocking out my stack of books .

  83. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? P.R.
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Great Gatsby
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Anything.
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m new here 😀
    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? Its going to be my first time yay I’m so excited! 🙂

  84. 1) I’m reading from Baltimore Maryland, the place of Edgar Allen Poe’s mysterious death (who’s also my long lost cousin by the way)
    2) I’m most looking forward to reading more of the Kingdom Keepers series because I’m a huge Disney fanatic and I’m not ashamed! xD
    3) Not sure if it counts as a snack but I’m excited for my Starbucks Frappuccino!
    4)Hmmm this is hard… Well I guess I’m Disney obsessed and therefore I want to be a Disney animator when I grow up!
    5) Last year I took a nap without setting an alarm… I will not make that mistake again!! 😂

  85. 1) reading from Cornwall ontario in Canada
    2) I’m anxious to try out Ready Player One
    3) I’ve got some excellent peas panneer for lunch calling my name
    4) I’m a read-a-holic. I bring a book everywhere I go
    5) I’m a first timer, excited to spend time in several books today

  86. I am reading from the UK today!
    I’m really looking forward to finishing my current read, Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel but I’m also excited to start Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard.
    Obviously chocolate is the best go-to snack for readathons. Duh.
    I live with my boyfriend and my cat who normally snuggles up to me while I read (the cat, not the boyfriend)
    I’m not sure what I’ll do differently this time. Hopefully read more!
    Good luck everyone!

  87. Opening Meme

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

    Auburn, Alabama

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

    Finishing “The Danish Girl” by David Ebershoff.

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

    COFFEE! And maybe some fruit.

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

    Reader. Writer. Journalism student. Book blogger. ‘Bout to participate in my 3rd Dewey’s! Woo hoo 🙂

    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?

    More cheerleading this time and I’m hosting 2 hours on different sites, so I’m excited to be more involved! Hope to get as much reading done as possible for me (because I’m such a slow reader). No rushing through reading…I don’t think I’m capable of that anyway!

    3 minutes to start!

  88. 1. Green Mountain State
    2. The Gap of Time – Jeanette Winterson
    3. Kumquats
    4. Mother of two beautiful girls/bookworms.
    5. This is my first Readathon – yea!

  89. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Ontario, Canada, where winter’s chill won’t let go. At least big blankets make for nice reading.
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    I only have one book on the go and I don’t expect to finish it today so that’s all, but it’s Blue Lily Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, third in The Raven Cycle series!
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    WHY DIDN’T I PLAN SNACKS?
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m an aspiring author myself, and a lover of frogs.
    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 go! I’m looking forward to guilt-free reading!

  90. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

    Delaware, USA

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

    I don’t even remember what books I packed.

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

    Leftover Easter candy.

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

    So far today (it’s 9:45 Eastern) I have read Hellenismos Today by Timothy Jay Alexander and Hestia — Goddess of the Hearth by Janet Bubar Rich. Go on, guess my religion.

    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?

    You know, I have no clue if I participated in the last readathon? But this is not my first one, so I’ma say “actually stay up all night”. (I got a late start today, though, so…)

  91. 1) Denmark 🙂
    2) Krigeren (The Worrier) by Josefine Ottesen
    3) Mostly the candy
    4) Classic multimedia/code nerd with a twist: karate girl and champion of national championships and worl champion in a specific style 🙂
    5) First readathon, so I’m looking forward to see how long I can last and how much I can read 🙂

  92. 1. Portland, OR
    2. A Little Life
    3. Gluten free brownies
    4. I love to read in any format: print, digital, & audio.
    5. I’m most looking forward to seeing just how much I can read today. And making some new bookish friends through this group!

  93. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Maryland

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? How to be Happy by Eleanor Davis

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Movie Theater Popcorn (Yum!)

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I have loved to read for a long as I can remember and I have recently turned that love into a Booktube channel. I’m surprised I didn’t start sooner because it’s so much fun. Another random fact is that I’m a volunteer tour guide at a Postal Museum so now I know entirely too much about Postal History.

    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? My first readathon was last year and this year, I want to be a little more balanced with what I spend my time on. Last year, I may have spent more time tweeting than reading (the readathon community on twitter is so cool, I couldn’t help myself.) I also wasted a lot of time getting food ready and waiting for food to be prepared. This year, I’m going to have snacks prepared and I will (try to) limit my time on social media so I’m experiencing a little bit of everything

  94. 1. Florida, but nowhere near a beach.
    2. I’m looking forward to finishing The Dark Days Club so I can start Assassin’s Blade or Cress.
    3. Cookies but I don’t have any. 🙁
    4. I have a toddler who isn’t going to let me read much today but I’m going to try!
    5. This is my first Dewey’s read-a-thon but I’m looking forward to nap time so I can squeeze in some reading!

  95. My first readathon!! Excited about the possibility of making a dent in my TBR pile. Reading in USA-NC. My 15yo daughter is participating with me. Happy reading!!

  96. I’m just north of wichita ks.
    I am most excited for Fangirl.
    The snack I’m most excited for is probably my dark chocolate covered stawberries and bananas.
    A little about me: my husband and I parents to 2 dogs, a corgi and a bichon. Husband is doing pretty well this morning after wisdom teeth removal yesterday.
    Last year I had to work during readathon, this time I have the weekend off! Planning on reading more this year!

  97. 1) Connecticut
    2) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (finishing the last few chapters)
    3) Hopefully Mexican food for lunch/dinner!
    4) I tend to be a slow/highly distracted reader who wants to be a faster/more intentional reader.
    5) I am mostly looking forward to just reading 🙂

  98. 1. I’m from New York, USA.
    2. Most excited for Giant Days, Vol. 1!
    3. Going to eat a fruit smoothie soon, yum!
    4. I love listening to audiobooks, when the narrator is wonderful it just feels so much more comforting getting read the book aloud. They’re great to relax me before bed, when my eyes are too blurry/tired to read physical books.
    5. I’m going to take a nap when I get too tired to read, so that I’m able to enjoy my books more once I’m refreshed. 🙂

  99. /BUSTS IN HERE THREE HOURS LATE AND HALF AWAKE

    1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It is currently overcast and might rain today. PERFECT DAY FOR HOLING UP AND READING.

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    I have a trifecta of “The Tale of Genji”, “The World of the Shining Prince”, and “Diary of Lady Murasaki” that I’m gunning for. I’ll be swapping around between all three of these. Genji is 1300 pages long and chock full of description, so between these three I’ll be busy all day.

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Dollar General takes Paypal and has generic girl scout cookies! I also have a boatload of various herbal teas, so I’ll be chugging those too.

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m a now-disabled pharmacy technician with a deep love of all things medical, and also a love for Japanese history, specifically the Heian period (which was about 1000 years ago!). I’m a full-time caregiver for my darling husband, have three beautiful cats that I love like children, and I also volunteer for Street Cat H.U.B doing post-surgical recovery care for stray and feral cats who have just been fixed.

    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, so I’m looking forward to knocking out some of the books that I’ve been trying to read for months or literally years (in Genji’s case).

  100. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

    I’m reading from St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

    There’s SO MANY, but finishing up The Regional Office Is Under Attack by Manuel Gonzales, LumberJanes Vol 2: Friendship to the Max, and listening to Mindy Kaling’s latest on audio are at the top of the list.

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

    Enjoying a beer on a patio with a book in my hand. Not exactly a “snack” but I’m really looking forward to it.

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

    Accountant by day, reader by night/weekend

    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, I’m looking forward to a full 24 hours devoted solely to reading and also connecting with the thriving community of readers on the Internet.

    Yay! Happy Reading!

  101. I blogged about this – will be tweeting @JenLovejoy1!

    1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? St. Louis, MICHIGAN (NOT Missouri LOL)

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I will be starting with “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth – I’ve read the first 2 and now that the movie is on Netflix I have to read the book so I don’t have any (more) spoilers!

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Whatever I pick up later at the store! Stacey’s Cocoa Pita Chips are pretty awesome though!

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am a book junkie – always drawn to the books at garage sales and thrift stores. I think it stems from a fear of wanting to read a book and never finding that book again, so I have to buy it. I currently have enough books to read one a week for about 150 years…. I have two beautiful daughters, an adorable granddaughter, and 4 1/2 years of sobriety. Life is GOOD!!

    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? As I said in my blog post, this is my first Readathon, and I am looking forward to the chance to read uninterrupted (mostly) and get some books off my “to read” list!

  102. 1. Sunny, scorching Philippines.
    2. Hoping to finish at least one novel. Either The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger or The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.
    3. I didn’t prepare snacks! I guess I’ll just be wandering downstairs and picking off whatever bag of chips is left in our pantry, haha.
    4. I am trying to write a humorous story about teenage serial killers.
    5. It’s my first readathon and I’m just generally excited for all the reading?? I’m so behind on my mission to halve my TBR pile this year, and I really hope to finish at least one book. I don’t want to pressure myself though, so I think I also just want to enjoy being part of the community and seeing a thousand readers just do their own thing. 🙂

  103. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Indianapolis, IN
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? A Wrinkle in Time
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Kraft macaroni & cheese with Eckrich smoked sausage (for dinner)
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I love going to horror conventions! I’ve met a lot of the stars from my favorite horror movies 😊
    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 4th readathon, and I got more sleep than last time, and I’m concentrating more on the books than social media this time. We’ll, trying to!

  104. 1. Hi, everyone. I am joining you from Mesa, Arizona USA where it will be 90 degrees today.
    2. This is my first-ever virtual read-a-thon and I am combining this with a week-long horror read-a-thon happening on goodreads.
    3. Hopefully, my 7yr. old daugther will be joining me and we can finish reading “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” today…its so fun to see new generations enjoy these books too.
    3. I am reading “Paper Towns” by John Green and “The Boy Who Drew Monsters” by Keith Donahue
    4. not sure about snacks yet…maybe I need a snack run to the store (hehehe)

  105. 1.) I’m reading from Connecticut, USA.
    2.) I’m most looking forward to Anna & the French Kiss and Girl on the Train
    3.) The snack I’m most looking forward to is the Nacho chips with an artichoke and spinach dip.
    4.) I’m a college student with a very rambunctious dog named Scout, who I named after Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird (who was my favorite book character at the time).
    5.) This is my first readathon.

  106. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Brooklyn, New York

    2) Which book are you most looking forward to?
    I’m looking forward to finishing up Big Girl by Danielle Steel and Starting The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah.

    3)Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Cookies, Salad, and diet soda or iced Coffee.

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself.
    I’m studying fashion and journalism and I really love reading also I’m 30 years old.

    5)If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?It’s not my first time. It’s my second time I did it on Facebook.

    If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? Keep on reading and finishing up my tbr pile and my reading yeah!!! This rocks!!! It’s all about reading what you can and vocabulary strength!!!

  107. 1) I am reading from Maryland USA

    2) I’m looking forward to finishing ‘The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster’ by Scott Wilbanks.

    3) I am looking forward to munching on cookies I baked.

    4) I love to read while listening to soft relaxing classical music, (or Instrumental movie soundtracks and a crackling fire with rain sound).

    5.) This is my first readathon and I am getting a really late start. But, I am looking forward to everything about it. It’s all new to me…and I am excited!

  108. 1) I am in Huntington Beach, California, otherwise known as Surf City, USA. Although I prefer to just look at the ocean 🙂

    2) I am looking forward to finally getting into Little Women and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

    3) The snacks I can’t wait for are from the Middle Eastern place nearby: dolmas, falafel and hummus!

    4) Besides loving to read, I am a nature girl and love to go trail walking in the mountains and bike riding along the Santa Ana river. I am also dedicated to the lost art of the Sunday drive 🙂

    5) This is my first readathon and I am really looking forward to reading in the middle of the night. Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone will be my companion! tonight!

  109. 1) I’m reading from Madrid, Spain
    2) I’m most looking forward to listening to the Audible version of When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi
    3) I’m looking forward to eating my favourite chocolate and sipping my usual herbal tea.
    4) I am 34 years old and listening to my favourite tunes on my Spotify iPad app during readathons.
    I use my iPad’s accessibility settings to get all my Kindle books read out to me. I have the Audible app for audiobooks. I am a makeup, beauty & fashion fanatic. I am fluent in Spanish and can read just as well in English or Spanish. I have a degree in Geography.
    5) I am changing the format of my blog posts- one on the first day then an hour- by hour summary post on the second. This time, I prepped early and even had time to print out the Dewey’s Readathon bookmark. I started following Andi on YouTube.

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