Mt. TBR’s first post was on June 11, 2008, and was the WordPress standard Hello, World! Not long after I started blogging my reading, there was a 24 hour read-a-thon. I didn’t participate, but I read a lot of the updates of those who did. I was unable to join in the October one, but read several of those as well. So this time when I read S. Krishna’s announcement that she’s throwing in her hat, I decided to give it a try.
One of the reasons I haven’t joined before now is that I’m intimidated by the “updating.” What if I mess up? What if I do it all wrong? I don’t want to screw it all up and make the whole blogosphere collapse because of my ineptitude!
Okay, so maybe that’s a littleexcessive, but still… Do I have to collect donations? Is it like the Math-a-thon I did as a kid, going door to do collecting pledges on how many problems I solved? Do I get my friends and neighbors to donate a penny a page? Ach! It’s so confusing!
So okay… I’m not doing giveaways or mini-challenges here…. at least not this time, at least not now. And I’m not going to put together a list of what I’ll read… I’ll read what I would normally. If I’ve not finished with Empire Falls by then, I’ll finish it, though I’ll probably be deep into Dune by then… If I’m not done with that one, too. I’ll probably read a couple of books Maggie and I picked out, maybe pick up Warrior Cats with Gwen again. There are a couple books Sam’s read and she’d like me to read, too… So maybe I’ll make it a family “read and share” read-a-thon. 🙂
So… beginning bright and early at 8 in the morning (Indiana time) on Saturday, April 18th, 2009, I shall check in to let you know I’m awake… coffee and Krispy Kremes in hand, preparing to read like a maniac 😀
Click target=”_blank”>Dewey’s Read-a-Thong if you’d like to join in the fun! PS, like my button?
From his book, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders, Neil Gaiman reads the poem “Instructions.” I love Gaiman’s writing, and look forward to reading more of his books sometime. Stardust and Neverwhere sit on Mt. TBR right now, and I think there may be a third somewhere in there. I suppose I could pull Fragile Things out again… not like it stays on the shelf long, anyway… for when I get board with reading on Saturday.
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