Saturday, April 21, 2012

24-Hour Read-A-Thon | Updates

It's read-a-thon time! I have my banana bread, coffee, and Oreo brownies with cream cheese frosting ready to go. And also real food, you know, just in case.

I thought about making a TBR pile post, but then I was lazy. So everything will be a surprise!
Hopefully not that kind of surprise.
Anyway. Here's where I'll be posting my updates and mini challenges, at least until this post gets too long to conveniently scroll down. Good luck everyone! May the odds be ever in your favor! (I realize that doesn't make sense here, but I feel the need to throw that phrase out any time anything begins. So thanks, Effie Trinket.)

Read So Far
Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane, 339 pages
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, 396 pages
The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer, 277 pages

Currently Reading

Listening to
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Introductory Questionnaire
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I am reading from the US.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
See above. No real stack. So I'm looking forward to many (non-pool shark) surprises!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Brownies. The answer is always brownies.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I am the walrus.

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?
This is my second read-a-thon, and I plan to not make so many update posts. I'd like to keep it to two, but we'll see.

Reading in Translation
Hosted by Reading Through Life

1) If you could read any book that’s been translated into English in its ORIGINAL language, what would it be?
I would want to read The Shadow of the Wind (La Sombra del Viento) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. The writing was beautiful even in translation; I imagine the Spanish would be even better.

2) Include the original book’s cover if possible; if you want, also post the English cover for comparison.

3) Optional imaginary bonus points: post a sentence from the book in its original language.
"Conserva tus sueños, nunca sabes cuando te harán falta." Google translate (and a little bit of logic) says this means something like, "Hold on to your dreams, you never know when you might need them." Any Spanish speakers want to give a better translation?

Book Puzzle
Hosted by One Librarian's Book Reviews

For my book puzzle, I picked a book that's coming out soon. I'm very excited for it!

Book Sentence
Hosted by On the Wings of Books

I found a verb! I mean, technically I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be a noun, but it could be a verb, and that's what matters, right?

Across the face of the world, spell bound dragon bones nevermore fool the lightning thief.

Book Appetit
Hosted by Book Journey

I've been listening to Shiver for most of the afternoon. Grace is a great cook, so I think we'd have a nice home-cooked meal, maybe with stromboli and sauteed vegetables, and something baked for dessert.


  1. I'm so unprepared right now LOL!

  2. Way to prepare snacks ahead of time lol. I didn't know I was participating utnil like....5 hours ago. SO I didn't sleep all that much and I has no snacks. So we will see how well this works today lol!

    1. Wow, good luck! Glad you decided to join in, though :)

  3. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one winging it today. ;)

  4. Here to cheer you on! Rah Rah Go Kate!! Gah, I'm so not a cheerleader lol! But really, I hope you're having a great thon!

  5. Oh my goodness, you've read so much!! Way to go!! Rah Rah ;)

  6. Shiver had a great menu - and yeah, I laughed at the Pool Shark... :)

  7. Good creative sentence! Verbs sure are hard to come by. I love seeing what people have been able to do. Thanks for participating.

  8. Wow, good puzzle. Is it Dark Sunrise or Dark Horizon or something? Thanks for playing!


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