Readathon challenges are fun not simply for something to do, but also because you are in the midst of an entire community all reading and talking about books, readathon challenges, and the very act of reading. With 1700+ participants this year, there are people chatting on Twitter using hashtag #readathon, sharing readathon challenges on Facebook and Instagram, gathering on Goodreads, and, of course, blogging. Think about it. No solo reading for an entire 24 hours. The hours have mini readathon challenges, too. This year, we are having our opening meme to share a bit about ourselves. Here’s mine.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Once again I’m reading and saying hello from the Great State of Texas in Houston. Unfortunately, we have a storm moving through my area so I may have to shut down the computer for awhile but the reading will continue. Power outtage? Not a problem. I’m lucky enough to have a huge generator that kicks in within two minutes to save the day.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The dogs can’t wait for me to start the The Puppy Diaries but I’m looking forward to reading Harlan Coben’s novel STAY CLOSE. (Read about my chosen books here.)
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Well, I do have those packages of yellow Easter peeps and some mint chocolate bits.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
A confirmed bibliophile and avid reader, I live in a house with 18 tall bookshelves stuffed with books. I also write and, for the last year and a half, now publish books, too. I share my abode with six canine companions, and you can learn about them over at my blog A Life with Dogs.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
Certainly not my first rodeo, as the saying goes. I’ve been participating in Dewey’s Readathon for several years now, maybe five. Each year I seem to take extra steps to enter deeper into the event. Last year I embraced the Twitter party aspect and really worked to comment and stay engaged. Previous years I visited blogs. While I did take a stab at a mini-challenge here and there last year, I hope to do more this year.
That’s it for the opening reading challenge! I’m off to read.