UPDATE 2 (Hours 3-7):

​What’s new? I’m had a billion cups of tea, almost fell back asleep, spent useless time on Facebook, and I only have a couple hours before I head out for a book signing for a dear friend and little break so that I can do the second half strong.

  • Currently Reading:
    Private Berlin by James Patterson
    Let’s Bring Back the Lost Language Edition by Lesley M. M. Blume
  • Books Finished:
    The Four Doors by Richard Paul Evans
    Usbourne Stories From Shakespeare
  • Pages Read: 527
  • Total Time Reading: 6 hours

UPDATE 1 (Hour 1 & 2):

  • Currently ReadingPrivate Berlin by James Patterson
  • Books FinishedThe Four Doors by Richard Paul Evans
  • Pages Read: 198
  • Total Time Reading: 1 hour 55 minutes​

I’ve been eagerly anticipating this moment for 6 months. And I’m pretty sure there are plenty of people I know who just don’t understand the excitement or joy that I am getting out this moment.

I read a lot of books each year. Most are in short spurts when I can grab the time, early in the morning before I have to get ready, or the casual Saturday/Sunday morning for a couple hours. But the idea that I can be selfish and just read and read and read and read and no one can tell me to stop and there is no pressing engagement is something I will cherish until I can’t anymore (ie. one day I will have a husband and children who really would probably appreciate me doing something more productive).

But for now … I READ!

Sometimes it’s hard to put together the perfect stack of books and in all honesty, I’m not sure how this stack is going to play out, but it will be fun to try it out.

Here’s my little into before I start reading away:

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    I am in Boise, Idaho. The weather is starting to cool, it’s 6am, dark, and one of the most perfect times of the year.
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    I’m looking forward to reading them all. About half of them I’ve had for a long time and they deserve to be read. It’s a very random mixture.
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    I love making blueberry muffins for readathons. Plus there’s cheddar popcorn and peanut butter toast. Yum!
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m 31 and I own my own castle. That’s what I call the place I live and love every day. I had a library built in so I’m sure I’ll read from there some today. My kitty cat Pantouffle will join at some time. And I’m accompanied by The Head and the Heart Pandora station to keep me company.
  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 joined in most of the read-a-thons for quite a few years. I say just read and have fun and don’t stress. When I worry about page count I have less fun and don’t enjoy the books as much.

Okay. Time to read. See you as I turn the pages.