Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hour 1 Meme

1)Where are you reading from today?

Cybils books! I'm a first round judge for the Middle Grade/ Young Adult Nonfiction category.

2)Three random facts about me…

1. I can knit while I read.
2. On Monday, a delegation of municipal government employees from Jiangsu Province in the People's Republic of China came to my library. I got to welcome them and answer questions using my Chinese skills. It's the first time I ever really used Chinese at work in a work-related way.
3. I used to live in England. My first job there was the night shift at a call center travel agency. We were, like 50 different travel agencies (Sky, Morgan Stanley, AOL etc) and my computer flashed up which one the customer was calling so I knew how to answer the phone.

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

63 (There have been 76 books nominated in my category, but I've already read 13.) I know I won't read all of them.

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)?

Well, I can knit while I read. I hope to finish knitting the baby sweater I'm working on (only the knitting bit, not the weaving in ends/sewing of seams bit) and get cast on for the next baby project, so I can finish it before she outgrows it.

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

Alternate your coffee intake with water
Spend 5 minutes every hour doing yoga or crazy dance party or something.
Finger food that you don't have to prep and can eat while reading is key

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eMily said...

I wish you lots of luck with your 63 books! Happy Reading!

Elizabeth - said...

Sounds like you have this whole thing figured out! Hope that the reading is going smoothly for you right now and that you are enjoying yourself. Congrats on making it this far!
Elizabeth with Team Froot Loops

Alexa said...

Happy reading! Sounds like you know what you're talking about :)