Greetings, my little potstickers! Happy 2013 to you! After a bit of a blogging break due to Christmas and travelling and the post Christmas-travelling cold, I can think of no better way to ring in the new blogging year than with a mini-mother-effing-readathon.
Ahem. I'm excited.
This mini-readathon is brought to you by Miss Tika over at Reading the Bricks with cheers and fist pumps from the GIF Admiration Society. We'll be reading for 8 hours, from 8 am PST to 4 pm PST, with a mid-thon check in post. You wanna see what books I'll be reading? Of COURSE you do!
That's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling: mini in that it's made for children and features goblins (thanks Tika),
Carry the One by Carol Anshaw: mini in that one is a small number, there are kids in it, and also I'm already reading it so I wanted to include it,
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen: mini in that it's YA and so for mini people (you heard me, teens), and readathons of any sort require YA,
and a collection of Muriel Spark novellas including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Girls of Slender Means, The Driver's Seat (aka the reason I took this book out. I have heard Positive Things), and The Only Problem: all mini because they are novellas.
Will this be enough? Is it too much? I have a sneaking suspicion that I'm a slow reader. Also, I'll be DAMNED if I'm going to rush through Harry Potter. Also snacks. So we'll see! I have A Clash of Kings in reserve (mini because of Tyr- ... er ... Bran) in case I run out.
First on the agenda, Harry Potter and a mini breakfast! Well, a regular sized breakfast made up of mini things:
|Mini sausage rolls and a mandarin (mini) orange|
|Regular size cup of coffee because, let's be real. But mini-bottle of Baileys in it. Well, beside it. Ain't no way I'm messing with a perfect cup of Oso Negro.|
Readathon onward, my darling butterbeers!
|I'm off to regress into childhood.|