Dewey’s read-a-thon October 2013: Ready, set, go!

Dewey’s read-a-thon Hour 1 opening event meme!

Dewey's read-a-thon official cheerleader badge alteration with the text GO READ!!1!Aaaand we’re off! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hour 1, and as per usual:

Questions of combinediness because I liked some of the old ones

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
  2. Three random facts about meโ€ฆ
  3. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
  4. 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)?
  5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, whatโ€™s one thing youโ€™ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? Any advice for people doing this for the first time?

  1. Where.I.Am

    Zoetermeer, The Netherlands! (That’s near The Hague)

  2. Three facts about me. Random you say?

    As it is impossible for me to choose these unconsciously and my ‘100 facts about me’ list doesn’t actually have 100 items for to chose from I will just pick 3 ๐Ÿ˜‰ :

    • I have four cats, 3 named after an alcoholic beverage, 1 after the Darwin award. (No, not Darwin himself. The award.) I also created the hashtag #catladiesofreadathon for twitter and instagram a year ago because there seem to be a lot of us! And there are a lot of cats interfering our reading progress! I might do a round-up post this year, of course I will ask your permission to include the picture first! ๐Ÿ™‚
    • a picture of my living room with paper umbrella string lighting and pastel bunting flagsI have no issue with my inner child coming out to play. My house permanently looks like I’m hosting a birthday party. Fort included.
    • My wallpaper has bees on it.
    • I blow on ice-cream and ice pops like you would on hot food. {My blog’s name is Spamantha, did you really expect me accept 3 as sufficient? ๐Ÿ˜› }
  3. On my TBR-pile:

    โ…“ of Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse novel), ยผ of The Catcher in the Rye and 6 more completely! I’ve actually made a GoodReads shelf but I might delete that later so here’s my bookpile!

    a pile of books obscured by a cat in front, trying to catch the camera
    #readathon bookpile! Sorta. #catladiesofreadathon? (^_^;)
    • Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris
    • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    • Piep: Een kleine biologie der Letteren (Peep: a small biology of literature) by Midas Dekkers
    • The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry by Larry Gonick
    • Bloghelden by Frank Meeuwsen
    • The New Bottoming Book by Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy
    • Violeta en de engelen (Os meus sentimentos) by Dulce Maria Cardoso
    • The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

    Most looking forward to “Piep” and The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry. Funny enough the ‘easy books’ for the hard hours. Which is a good thing I guess!
    If I’m not able to read I might take an audio book: The Great Gatsby! Because I have the movie and I kind of pledged on but I haven’t read it.

  4. The snack I look forward to most

    is probably the chocolate milk and my dark chocolate/mint and dark chocolate/marzipan. Though I suspect that around 3am, it will be the bao and vegetables ๐Ÿ˜† . Also: TEA! o/

  5. My goals for this read-a-thon

    Finish reading books that have been collecting dust with just a few pages to read left, start reading books that have been in my bookcase collecting dust for ages. Especially those that aren’t mine! Reading more than the last time. Find all the #catladiesofreadathon! o/ And Dutch participants! And #nerdfighters! Take twitter breaks. Not get jailed. ๐Ÿ˜†

  6. ProTips!

    Move iet! You liek to move iet move iet! Get up, change your reading location; go outside! Chase your cat! READ outside! Unless it rains. Go back in! Move your hands, walk around, take break, take naps! They’re totally ok. I take 20-25 minute naps every three hours. And I’m an ADHD-cheerleader. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also: DRINK!
    Don’t forget to take care of yourself, is what I’m saying. And for heaven’s sake, if you’re making coffee in the morning on Sunday, remember how to make it, but do whatever is necessary. Not mentioning that for any particular reason at all. Really. None whatsoever.

11 Responses

    • Ha! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€ My ex-boyfriend ones wrote a wonderful post on how the two tabby brothers had stripes; a similarity like the thujon in Absinthe and Ouzo. When we got Guinness we figured she needed a drink-name too, but we got her as a kitten so smaller>less alcohol>black ๐Ÿ˜†
      Though we call Ouzo Bolle now, which is rotund-y. Or in Japanese: Maru ๐Ÿ˜›

      Lots of reading fun to you too! Will be popping by your blog soon! ๐Ÿ˜€
      (btw, no gravatar? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

  1. Beautiful cat! Thanks for sharing some info about yourself. For Dutch standards, I live a long way away from you (near Utrecht). For everyone else: we live around the corner from each other. Sort of. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great readathon!

    • Mwah, I can take a direct train to Utrecht! So it’s not that far!
      But I wouldn’t cycle it in this weather!

      Thank you, hope yours is/was/will be going well! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Ok, that’s a bit crazy about the cat thing! I’ve posted 2 pics today (Twitter: @jenhartling) of my cats getting in the way of my reading. I didn’t know there were more of us out there!!

    Thanks for the pro tips, I’m off to take a big gulp of water ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Happy Readathon!

    Jennifer~ Team Otter Cheerleader!

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