This year, or at least this April edition of the Readathon, I am going rogue almost all the way. No sign-up, nothing official, not even a stack, but a whole lot of fun all the same. But, as is tradition, have the introduction meme just because I can and it’s fun. ^_^ This is how I started ‘thonning years ago, so it’ll be lovely to revisit it.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
As always, Europe. Specifically, my bedroom for my pillows are nice and comfy and my blanket is soothing.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
As per my rogue intentions, I have no stack! I am looking forward to finishing The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox, however, which I’ll be nattering about with Memory at some point in the future. We’re in for such an awesome time. <3
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I’d say “What snacks?” but I did just go out to run some errands and came home with ALL THE CAKE. By which I mean ‘chocolate cake’ and ‘lemon cake’ oh nom. But in truth I’ll probably forget food until dinner and not snack at all.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I love going rogue for the ‘thon, but I tend not to do it. Readathons, especially of this scale, take a lot of organisation to run smoothly. Um. I write, so as a shameless plug, if you’re looking for some short fantasy reads, I have several free pieces available for your perusal. The longest is a collection of about 30,000 words.
That wasn’t so bad as I thought it would be. Yeah, this self-promotion thing? Really bad at it. So there’s more things about me. ^_^ I also like cats and books (er, obviously) and I will be perfectly content to nom all the lemon cake.
I am also still not over my obsession with ‘Let It Go’. I WILL learn how to sing that properly, dammit.
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 going rogue! Muahahahahahahahaha!
Oh. Yeah. One last thing about me? I’m very silly very frequently and I’m worse when I’m excited. EXPECT SILLY. And excitement. But mostly silly.
And now… Now I shall go and read books. ALL THE BOOKS. SHINY BOOKS. Updates will happen periodically on this post unless, for some reason, I decide to split it up. Assuming that updates happen in the first place.
HAVE FUN, EVERYONE!
ETA: And we are in hour… 5, I think, of the readathon. Yeah, I wasn’t kidding about the sporadic updates, no. So! Here’s an update. My stats say I’ve been reading for about 5 hours, which isn’t too shabby. Even though a good 2 of them were before the ‘thon proper started. (Hey, you’re going to start the event smack in the middle of my day, I’m going to make it a two-day event whenever I can. WHY WOULD I NOT CARVE OUT TWO WHOLE DAYS TO READ SHINY BOOKS? Also, I know myself. I can’t be up 24 hours straight, so I’ll be asleep during part of the ‘thon.)
Anyway. Officially I have finished two books. The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox and Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint. I have several more de Lints. I’m tempted to make it a de Lint day. Right now, though, I need a reading break. (Actually, I need a ‘thon break. It’s time for dinner and I need to top up my energy levels. I know it’s only five hours in, but I started three to four hours earlier too. (Also, I just have energy level issues, period. See my inability to stay up all night.)
So there we are. I shall have dinner, a break and then probably read some short pieces and try to slow my reading down somewhat while I’m at it.