Let the October 2016 Readathon begin!

1pm and it’s that time again – another attempt at reading for 24 hours, and another pile of books to attempt to get through.

I love the Readathon events! I may not always get through the full 24 hours reading (and I tend to spend a lot of time blogging instead of reading, which is the inverse of my routine for the rest of the year!) but I always get at least one book read and have a blast seeing what others are doing.

This year, I have a tonne of reading to do for my MA in English Literature, so some of my time will be spent finishing assigned reading I had no time for during the assignment week, but I have stashed away some shorter reads to give me a boost.

As usual, my TBR pile is massive, and my Kindle is packed. Fortunately, I am free from work as I work 2 days at a school and it is half-term next week so I don’t have to stress about squeezing in planning and marking.

Without further ado, here is my start-of-event survey!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Sunderland, England. Feeling a little under the weather so will be restricted to my house and most likely my bed for the day.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Not going to lie, I am quite looking forward to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. It’s my assigned reading at university this week. Plus post-apocalyptic fiction is so interesting!
Out of my non-assigned reading, I am keen to read Lydia by Natasha Farrant.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I have been a bit disorganised and not actually prepared any snacks!
I will have to take a bit of time out and pop the slow cooker on later. Tempted to make Teriyaki couscous with Japanese mayo… *drools*

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m 27, a teacher currently studying a Masters in English Literature while working 2 days at a post-compulsory education centre for young folks with ASD. I have fibromyalgia, 3 cats and a tendency to fall asleep during readathons. I forget to blog throughout the year, am addicted to doughnuts and am currently fighting off a cold. I am missing out on 2 different conventions to do this readathon. Oh and I have already surpassed my Goodreads Challenge targets of 100 books this year. The rest are just bonus books now!

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-athon, what are you most looking forward to?
I am going to keep up with what i always do and not stress about keeping up with posts or reading at the expense of sleep. I have to take care of myself because if I don’t sleep, my fibro flares get worse. But I will enjoy myself and try to remember to eat something!

My book pile this Readathon is separated into Uni stuff, non-uni stuff (plus kindle) and spare parts (ie – the parts of my library that are currently in my bedroom awaiting proper storage!)

Let’s do this!


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