Saturday, October 13, 2012

Read-A-Thon | Updates

Good morning (or whatever greeting is appropriate in your time zone). I am in the process of making coffee, so I'm not really awake yet.

Here's the stack of books I'm planning to read. Obviously I won't get to all of them, but I like to have choices. I also have Pushing the Limits on my Kindle.

Introductory Questionnaire
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I am reading from Washington, DC. It is sunny but cold. It's also 8 am.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Probably Looking for Alaska by John Green. I've heard lots of good things. I'm saving it for a bit later though.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Cookie dough. Some of the dough may even grow up to become cookies...if it survives. Mwahahaha.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

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'd like to try to comment on more blogs this time.

Hour 1
Currently reading: Terrier by Tamora Pierce

Hour 3
General updates: So far, so good. I haven't gotten very far in Terrier, but that's because I was prepping my cinnamon pull-apart bread for the oven and hitting the gym, where I listened to Legion. It's really good so far and free on Audible.

Currently reading: Terrier by Tamora Pierce

Challenge: Show us your snacks

Here's the cinnamon bread I was just talking about! It smells amazing. I'll let you know how it tastes soon!
Fresh out of the oven.
Hope everyone's doing well so far!

Hour 6
Currently reading: Terrier by Tamora Pierce. I knew I shouldn't have started with a 560 page book! The cinnamon bread is delicious, though. I'm going to make some frosting for it in a bit.

Hour 9
Finished: Terrier by Tamora Pierce
Currently reading: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Hour 11
Currently reading: Looking for Alaska by John Green

General updates:
Fresh out of the oven is really the only way to eat baked goods.
Indeed, it came to pass that a fortunate lump of the Sacred Cookie Dough was chosen to brave the fiery mysteries of The Oven, and there survived for many torturous minutes. But alas, freedom was not to be had for these souls, for after emerging from The Oven into the brightness of artificial overhead lighting, they were lost to the cavernous pit of My Belly. And so we mourn. Let us bow our heads in sorrow for these, our Sacred Cookie Dough.

I have decided to convert to the religion of the Sacred Cookie Dough. I think the Sacred Cookie Dough might object to my method of worship, though.


  1. Good luck RATing!!! I'm not joining this time but ill try to stop by to cheerlead here and there

  2. Have a great readathon!

  3. Have a blast with the readathon today! Rah, rah, ree! Kick 'em in the knee ... and keep reading! Go Team Smarties!!

  4. Omg that really does look delish!!

  5. Pushing the limits is amazing!! And omg John Green! Yes, I will add it to my tbr right away! :D
    Eat, Sleep, Read, Repeat! Go Team Smarties! :D

  6. That cinnamon bread looks positively decadent! Good luck on making a dent in that great stack of books!

  7. Now *that* is an awesome readathon snack! “So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.” (Roald Dahl) Go Team Smarties!

  8. Wow! That is an impressive stack of books you have there! #TeamSmarties!

  9. Keep kicking butt Kate!! Ps let me know how Looking for Alaska is, I have it but haven't read it yet

    1. It was good! I though The Fault in Our Stars was better but it was a really interesting book.

  10. Looks like you're doing great!I've heard good things about Looking for Alaska.

  11. What an awesome and delicious religion! :P Keep up the reading Kate!


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