Apr. 29th, 2017

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

A small Hobbit House set into a Hill, with a Red Door somewhere in the country outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

This is a trick question. All of them.


3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Does Coffee count? Because it's coffee.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I'm a thirty year old reader and writer and given some of the stresses lately in life, I could hardly wait for my planned vacation to Readathon world today. I can't actually just skip out on my real life for the vacation I want to do just yet, so this will tide me over and shore me up. Readthon = Self-Care Marathon for me. Also I somehow convinced my housemate to do this with me so I am super excited about that.

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?

Today I have my roomie reading with me so that's already amazing! One thing I am doing differently is that I have audiobooks for when I need to move around after sitting so much with some of my books. I'm incorporating as much motion as I can this time so that I don't get drowsy on the couch.

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I have finished books 1 and 2!

Granted they were in my pile of half-reads but I'm still happy I finished them. One of them was the last in a series and the other was the second in a trilogy.

The Born Queen by Greg Keyes and Shadow Dawn by Chris Claremont were the two. And there's part of me that's weirdly ashamed at how long it took me to pick them back up and finish them, but it's also a marker of just how incredibly fucked up I have been for since college.

Probably before/during college really, if I am being completely honest. I used to hide so much in books because I didn't feel I was allowed to really be the person I wanted to be. And to be honest, I sort of wasn't. Growing up the way I did, with all the societal and cultural crap that I had to pay attention to because if I didn't, Bad Things Happened. So I perfected the art of seeming perfect outside the house and being a quiet strange semi-feral hot mess inside of it.

It got better and also worse once I discovered the Internet and found honest and true friends and started to develop an actual personality other than just the things I knew to parrot back for reasons. I had thought that the way I was, the way life was was just the way it had to be until I was shown differently.

And this is all really deep and I want to come back and poke more at this because I have a feeling that my therapist will be ecstatic that I can put some of this into actual phrases and not just futile hand motions. But at the same point, I have a pile of books to get back to and so I'm putting a pin in this for the moment and diving back into my pile of reads.

Next is trade paperbacks of Dick Grayson's UTTER ridiculousness, so I am looking forward to that.

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Books 3-9 are down.

History's Naughty Bits and then Grayson volumes 2-5 and Nightwing Nu 52 vol 4-5 - and hrm I am contemplating a break for some more food and either a short nap or some more coffee.

Eventually I need to venture out for some more essentials, food wise. I have food here, but not really snacky type foods.

Coming up I have some more hefty books. The Habitation of the Blessed, Deathless, Gaiman's Norse Mythology, and then a few collections of short stories and novellas.

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I'm on book 11 (I think?) and I'm sobbing because Mira Grant. Also Australia.

At some point I might think about a nap or something.

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