I'll start off with the Hour 1 meme from the Read-a-Thon blog:
Where are you reading from today?
Kate and I are doing most of our reading on our comfy couches in our living room, in Ontario, Canada!
3 facts about me …
I knit ... a lot. I've also posted some free designs on Ravelry here.
I used to play Scrabble competitively.
I make lists compulsively.
... and 3 facts about Kate ...
She plays violin, piano and guitar.
Her favourite food is Nutella.
Her favourite colour is purple.
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Way too many. I have about 10 novels to choose from, though I expect to get through only a few of them. Kate has a stack of books for her research projects and another 5 or 6 fun books to choose from.
Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
Last year, I managed 9.5 hours. I'll be happy if I can exceed that number this year. I also hope to visit all the blogs on my cheerleading list. Kate's goal is to finish her reading for her research projects.
Advice for those new to read-a-thons.
Alternate between heavy and light reading. Listen to audiobooks when your eyes get tired or when doing housework (though it is better to avoid housework altogether if you can).
I've read for an hour-and-a-half and I'm almost 100 pages into Under This Unbroken Sky. Kate has read for an hour. She is reading (and making notes on) Alexander the Great by Penny Worms and she has started The Borrowers.