Dewey’s #Readathon is Today!

Today is the day!

I cooked up some snacks (kale chips and macaroons) last night, got a reasonable amount of sleep, worked out, then sat down to breakfast and a book.CIMG2026

The family were still home, though, so I’ve been reading in between eating, listening to my six-year-old read from the Star Wars book he got from the library this week, answering calendar questions for my spouse, braiding my daughter’s hair, starting some beans to simmer,  doing dishes, and talking to the vet on the phone about my elderly cat’s renal health.

But when I’m not doing those things, I’m reading. Or updating my blog or Facebook Page about reading. I’ve been tempted by the mini-challenges over on the Dewey’s Readathon site, but I really need to use the quiet time while the spouse and kids are at Aikido to get some pages behind me.CIMG2027

In the interest of maximizing my reading time, I’ll be doing most of my updates on my Facebook Page. I’ll post here every now and then, though, when I finish a book or when I need a break or when the challenge is over.

Okay, just one meme before I get back to reading.

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

Central Massachusetts/Greater Boston area, USA

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

SPQR by Mary Beard, with A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary coming in at a close second.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

CIMG2019Macaroons! It’s my first attempt making them. I’m avoiding sugar so I sweetened them with over-ripe banana, and I’m really anxious to see how they turned out. If they are awful, though, I’m looking forward to gorging myself on some mangos that are perfectly ripe right now.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’ve been blogging here at Imperfect Happiness since 2010. Mostly I’m blogging about hiking and reading, and wishing I could figure out a way to do all three at once. When I’m not doing those things, I’m trying to figure out ways to optimize our homeschooling life. Something I’ve discovered about myself today: Turns out I procrastinate reading by writing, I procrastinate writing by reading, and I procrastinate both by doing housework.

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 first read-a-thon, and I’m most looking forward to seeing the stack of pages move from the right-hand side of the book to the left-hand side. And to finding creative ways to read when my family can no longer cope with my silent presence.


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