Saturday, April 28, 2018

3...2...1... Read-a-Thon!

The time has come, the walrus said, to read so many things! Because it's read-a-thon time!! Here in Winnipeg it is 7:00 in the morning. My books are stacked, my blanket fort assembled, and my snacks stocked up. Bring it on!

This time I had such a hard time picking out my books, for some reason. I didn't end up finishing my TBR pile until last night, after picking up a hold at the library (and grabbing a couple more books there while I was at it). I ended up with the following 9 books:
  • Saga, vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (152 pages)
  • The Road to Ever After by Moira Young (225 pages)
  • Missing (Fear Street #4) by R.L. Stine (168 pages)
  • The Conspiracy (Animorphs #31) by K.A. Applegate (139 pages)
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi (240 pages)
  • Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics (Courtney Crumrin #2) by Ted Naifeh (136 pages)
  • Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club #1) by Ann M. Martin (153 pages)
  • Twin Spica, vol. 9 by Kou Yaginuma (285 pages)
  • Thornhill by Pam Smy (529 pages)
The total page count is 2027, quite a bit more than my average read-a-thon result of ~1100. So this should be plenty. Of the books, 4 are typical novels (middle grade or YA), 4 are graphic novels/manga, and 1 (Thornhill) is a novel with a very significant number of pictures. And yes I'm gonna count the picture pages. :)

Finally, here are my answers to the opening meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Winnipeg, Manitoba

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Well I know Saga never disappoints! I've also been looking forward to reading Thornhill for quite some time.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I made hard boiled eggs last night, which is possibly the most forethought I've ever put into a read-a-thon snack. Yay me!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I recently got a job as the school librarian in an elementary school (K-8). I am beyond thrilled about this!! Dream job: achieved!

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 14th read-a-thon! Last time my goal was to drink more water and I'm gonna keep working on that one!

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