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Read-a-Thon Starting Line ...

It’s nearly time for the Read-a-thon! I’m all set to start, hopefully shortly after 1. I thought I’d share my not-so-towering book pile with you all. I’ve read 4 books in the previous two Read-a-thons. While I’d like to top that, 4 books right now would be excellent. Here is the pile as it stands now:

read-a-thon books

My first aim is to finish Miles in Love, my current read. It’s an ebook, but I have 20% left, so I’ll calculate that out of the number of pages remaining. It will be quite a few pages, as the book is LONG. But then I’ll feel accomplished, and fully able to move onto other full books. I think I’ll first check in at that point! I’d like to finish that one and then four more – but we’ll see how the day goes.

See you in a few hours! Good luck to all the other ‘thon-ers – I hope to visit many of you over the next 24 hours in my breaks.

While we’re here, I thought I’d edit this post to add the introduction meme.

1) Where are you reading from today?

York, England. I’ll note this time that I’m American, which seems to be get lost in the shuffle sometimes! But I love York, and I’m all set to read after going for a walk this morning.

2) Three random facts about me…

a) Since moving to England I have discovered that steak & ale pie is the best food ever (especially as I’m shortly eating some)

b) I love flowers and plants but I’m a true black thumb gardener

c) My favorite color is yellow.

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

Eight – not so many as I’ve had in the past, but all books I’m looking forward to reading.

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)?

See above! I’d also like to spend some time visiting other blogs.

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

Get comfy, have snacks ready, and set some time aside to participate on Twitter and others’ blogs to fully enjoy the experience.

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