Saturday, October 22, 2011

Read-a-thon: Hour One - Good Morning!

Good morning fellow read-a-thoners! As you can see, I've got my cup of coffee (it's 5am here). I don't think my photography skills were good enough to capture the steam coming off the coffee, but it is hot. I'm using one of my Fall season mugs. I like to match my coffee/tea mugs to the season. Anyone else do that?

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I've got my snacks ready. There is some loose black tea in the tea tin, and I'll be having some low cal blackberry pomegranate soda at some point. There is also some peppermint hot chocolate that is not in the picture that I night need to have towards the night hours. I picked up some chocolate dipped cookies from the British Grocer near my home. Haven't tried them yet, but they look yummy and the lady who owns the shop vouched for their yumminess. Also have some pistachios, dried cinnamon pears, and dark chocolate.

As for the books, here you can see my stack.

In case you can't see the book titles:

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee (didn't make it into the photo)
The Victorian Chaise Longue by Marghanita Laski
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
The Bookstore Mouse by Peggy Christian
The Hidden Coronet (Relic Master) by Catherine Fisher
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
Red Bones by Ann Cleeves
The Body-Snatcher and Other Classic Ghost Stories
Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham

So I've got some essays, a novella, a young reader book, a middle grade/YA novel, some magical realism, a mystery, some spooky ghost stories and graphic novels. Should give me plenty to choose from. Now I need to decide where to begin!

I'll probably only blog every few hours. I do have a ballet class mid-day so watch for a photo of the ballet shoes later (no, I will not take any live footage of me trying to be graceful).

Have fun reading!


  1. Mmm, peppermint hot chocolate (in an appropriate mug!) and Fables. Looks like a good day to me.

  2. and... WE're OFF! Happy Readathon!
    I haven't read any of those; some look quite appropriate for October. Have fun!

  3. Have fun today Terri! I loved the Peach Keeper...good book.

    Team Golden Grahams Cheerleader-STaci

  4. Mmmm that peppermint hot chocolate sounds delicious. You have two books in your stack I really want to read - The Victorian Chaise Lounge & The Peach Keeper. Enjoy your books & happy readathon-ing!