24 hours of reading

It’s weekend! And not just a weekend, read-a-thon weekend! I was supposed to go to Alkmaar this Saturday but that has been postponed, making me able to truly participate in this challenge! I had a fun, late night yesterday, and still recovering from being ill on top of that so I plan to have naps during this 24 hour event.
I am utterly unprepared though, and I still need to get stuff like yoghurt and bananas and a pizza and salad or something, so I can do some quick eating.
Kind off mental doing this with my chronic fatigue but I’ve looked forward to it! Let’s start off with my book pile. The pile is huge, but as with everyone else’s pile not meant to read all, but to have options and not have to look for them. I am unable to tell if my brain will be willing to co-operate with reading at all so I put 2 easy reads in.

A black cat behind a pile of books on a couch. Books from top to bottom are 'Kushiëls Dart by Jacqueline Carey, Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Practical magic by Alice Hoffman, Vaslav by Arthur Japin, Twelve Wild Swans by Starhawk and Hilary Valentine and The topping book by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy.
Darwin was really eager to sleep next to the books, and kept knocking them over with his head. =’)

I have ‘The Hobbit’ as an audiobook in case fatigue sets in or my eyes are tired or my hangover won’t go away or I want to crochet or any other options. It’s a real soothing voice, like a dad reading a bed-time story, so not sure if that’ll work if I’m really tired! 😛
There are mini-challenges and memes, which I might post, but my main objective is to read those books that I have on my to-do for a while because they are books I borrowed from a friend, the library, bought but not read or I’m just too darned curious about them. I’ve started in The Hobbit and Twelve Wilde Swans already, same for the Topping book, but just haven’t finished them yet. So it’s also a goal to get my ‘books I’m currently reading’ from goodreads (it’s also in my sidebar) down to 2 or maaaybe three. Ethical Slut isn’t on my pile because it’s a re-read, but I might just pick it up. If by a sudden miracle I’m done with these books (either read them or just not interested) my Anne Rice-books are the next on the list, a pile on its own.

Other people’s pile can be found here!

Now that I’ve got this out of the way, let’s get to reading! (and painkillers :lol:)

Hour 1 meme
Introductory Questionnaire
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Hard to pick! But I’d say Game of Thrones and Practical Magic. Twelve wild swans is a good book, but not to just sit and read, it has assignments.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Soup! Lots and lots of tea. Cocoa and cookie dough bites. My freshly picked cherry tomatoes. Mainly ‘stuff that’s warm’ I suppose :lol:. It’s really autumn here!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m a 24 year old catlady (four cats) who lives in a flat next to a park pretty darn near her friends. I like things a bit childish (bumblebee wallpaper) and am sometimes referred to as hippy (a lot by myself). I’m a pagan (wiccan might ring a bell for you) and my favorite past-time can actually put under the header homesteader: Baking, cooking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading, gardening, and mothering over my friends :razz:. I like making my own cleaning products, canning food, using herbal remedies and cooking seasonal simple food and blog about it. I seem pretty old-fashioned sometimes.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?Looki really is something I do on a regular basis anyway. I hope I get the same feel of Bloggiesta!

21 Responses

  1. So nice to hear someone else is “owned” by at least one black cat. I have two black ones and three tuxedos. Freshly picked cherry tomatoes sound delicious! Happy Reading! (Twitter: morethanfine)

    • Always nice to hear from another ‘catlady’! 😀 I have two black cats (one girl, who’s buggered off outside to chase the rain, weird cat :lol:) and two tabby brothers!
      And yes, freshly picked homegrown tomatoes are the best! Ripened in the sun and stuff (though it’s getting a bit cold so I think the harvest will be done soon, unless I move them indoors). My friend’s son wants to pick some for snacking when he’s over! And my friend says they’re the best she had (not so hard compared to supermarket ones) so that makes it well worth it! 😀
      Happy reading to you too! Your neighbours still vacuuming the sidewalk? 😛 .

    • Thank you! He is, been cuddly all day. Besides him running through the flat’s hallways and me chasing him, that is XD
      Yay for cheerleaders! 😀
      (Cheering on a cheerleader, :lol:)

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