Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dewey's Read-a-thon: The Starting Line

Kate and I have our stack of books in front of us and we're ready to go! Here are our answers to the Hour 1 Introductory Questionnaire.

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    We're in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, and it's a lovely sunny but chilly day here today!
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    Kate has been dying to read Cassandra Clare's City of Bones for ages. I'm looking forward to Jan Costin Wagner's Ice Moon, but I might leave it for later in the day, when energy is getting lower.
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    We have the traditional read-a-thon snack (Kate's favourite): salt-and-vinegar chips. I also have tortilla chips with a new burn-your-mouth-off green salsa I'd discovered, perfect for waking me up when I start getting drowsy late in the day.
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself!
    Kate reads the daily comics in the newspaper every morning and plays lots of different musical instruments. I'm a software developer, and if I'm not reading in my spare time, I'm probably 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?
    Kate and I are read-a-thon veterans, but I'm not sure we'll do anything different today. We'll just read ... and read ... and read. Actually, I'll also be visiting other blogs and doing the cheerleading thing. That's one of my favourite parts of this event. 


  1. I LOVE salt and vinegar chips. Now I'm craving some! It's so fun you do this mother and daughter, I can't imagine my mom taking the whole day off from "life" to just read. Happy reading! :)

  2. I started City of Bones last night so that I would have one purely fun book on my list of things to choose from today.

    Happy Reading!

  3. Hope you're having a great time and reading a ton of good books!

  4. I hope you guys are having a great time so far! That's quite an excellent stack of books you got there, and I love that the two of you do this together. What fun!

  5. Look at that stack! I hope you're able to make some good progress on it today!

  6. I really need to read City of Bones! I hope Kate likes it! It's lovely that you're doing this together! :)
    Have fun!

  7. In all the meal-brainstorming and preparation I had forgotten to get some chips! Gah. Wish for some Cool Ranch Doritos to keep me awake now. Happy reading, Paulina and Kate!