Saturday, April 18, 2009

Introduction meme

Darcie created an introduction meme for the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon a while ago, which I think is a fun way to get to know the other participants.

Here you go with my answers:

Where are you reading from today?
I'm reading from Germany, a small town in Hessen, to be exact.

3 facts about me …
I'm a student.
I just turned 25 last week (Good Friday).
I watched all 10 seasons of Friends within less that 2 weeks.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
I have 25 books on my TBR pile - a broad range is everything to me! You can find a list of the first 24 books here and the 25th book here.

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
I hope to read through all 24 hours, but maybe I'll just fall asleep at one point. My weak hour is 4am my time (so you can calculate what that is in your time zone: the Read-A-Thon began at 2pm my time).

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
It's my first time, so no advice yet, sorry! But I'll be curious about everyone else's advice!


  1. Snacks! Snacks are the most important thing at 4am. I think I made it to 3am last year (I'm one hour behind you). This year I'm going to try to cheer the late night gals so I'll see you later.

  2. Belated happy birthday!

    And good luck getting through the whole 24 hours! That's incredibly brave of you!

  3. My daughter and I are doing this for the first time, too, so I can't offer any advice. Good luck on reaching your goals. I know we won't be staying up for the whole 24 hours because we have church in the morning, but it'll be fun while it lasts. Happy belated birthday!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  4. Good luck, Kathrin! I couldn't do it since I need my sleep, but I wish you luck. Have fun with it!


  5. Good luck and happy reading! What's in your snack pile?

  6. Jodie, thanks already for the late night cheers! I think that's when I'm most likely to give in.

    Shanra, thanks for the belated birthday wishes! I hope I'll be able to make the whole 24 hours :-)

    Anna, Have a great time! I tried to comment on your blog, but it somehow wouldn't let me :-(

    Lesa, thanks! :-)

    Bybee, thanks! In my snack pile are cookies, cake, gummibears, and carrot sticks.