Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read A Thon-Hour 1

 I'm participating in my first ever Dewey's Read A Thon! I couldn't believe it when I actually woke up before my alarm this morning. That never happens. I've decided that I'm going to watch movies based on books today. I wish I had planned that before hand so I wasn't stuck with dvds I have on hand-which are old. I'm beginning with Eragon, and plan to watch True Blood, SeaBiscuit & Under the Tuscan Sun. I may have to take a quick trip to Blockbuster or see what's on my on demand channel. In all my snack prepartion I forgot about breakfast! Coffee will have to do.

Where are you reading from today? I'm reading from home-on my couch!

3 facts about me …
  • I'm not a morning person, so this first hour has been hard! I'm on my second cup of coffee and feeling much better and ready to go! 
  • I come from a supermarket family-4th generation. We used to own our stores, but had to sell them about 5 years ago. While it was sad, it's the best decision my dad could have made. My dad is my boss & we still work at one of the stores we owned. Small towns hate change, and the people in the town we still have the store in call it by the name we used we owned it. If you say the new name people look at you strangely. 
  • I'm a dog person. While Cleo might live at my parents house, she's totally my dog. When animals come to visit (My sisters cat and my aunts dog) she gets so  super possessive of me that everyone laughs, b/c she's not normally like that. My sisters cat Bella, recently came to live at my parents house, and it's great fun to see her boss Cleo around like she's the boss.
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
I have about 15, but I'll be happy if I finish more then two.

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)?
We were supposed to have goals?  I'll set them as I go. Right now I'll be happy if I finish the Take A Chance Challenge with the Read A Thon.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time? This is my first Read A thon, so any advice would be great!