It’s been ages since I’ve taken part in the Dewey’s 24 hour readathon. I need far too much sleep and will be far too busy at work on Monday to read for 24 hours but the weather is truly terrible here in Yorkshire today and just screams ‘stay inside and read’. So until later on this evening, that’s what I’m going to do! I’m out for dinner with my husband but will have plenty of time for reading before and potentially after and tomorrow morning.
My TBR is pretty simple – read The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. I started it this morning and I’m already hooked so I’m sure it’s going to be a fast-paced read perfect for a readathon. I also have a graphic novel (the third volume of Saga) and a book of short stories (The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton) on standby in case I fancy a change of pace.
As ever, I’ll start with a stopwatch and ultimately forget and end up guessing at actually how long I’ve read for our of the 24! I’ll mostly be updating on Twitter (@SheReadsSheRuns) because updating here will take me too long.
So before I get cracking on my TBR pile, here’s the opening survey!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Yorkshire, England. Currently being a little less than fine and raining constantly. You can tell I’m also actually British because I’ve already mentioned the weather twice…
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Dead-Tossed Waves. It’s been 6 years since I read the first in the series (The Forest of Hands and Teeth – best title ever) but I fancied something action-packed and you can usually rely on zombies for that.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I’m actually going out for dinner this evening to a local vegetarian Indian restaurant and while not a snack, I am VERY much looking forward to the food interlude. The paneer starters are to die for and I’m already starving at the thought of it.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
What to tell? I’m a 33 year old lawyer (I know) living in a relatively small village in Yorkshire with my husband and two cats, Bridget and Molly. I read a lot and I love running and exercise (hence the blog title!). I’m also a massive food nerd and love messing about in the kitchen. Straight-forward stuff, really! What else? I’m super frightened of dogs, cows and birds so not what you’d call “outdoorsy”.
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 didn’t participate last time but I have before. The main thing I’m going to focus on this time is updating on Twitter rather than trying to blog and read and chat on Twitter and then just doing very little of anything. So onward to the books!
Are you taking part too? What are you planning on reading?