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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Readathon - one book down and a meme.






Where are you reading from today?
My couch, under some cats. Possibly bed in a bit, so if I accidentally fall asleep, I do apologise.

3 facts about me …
Um. I'm 37, have 10 cats and love chocolate.
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Five

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'm hoping to cheer on everyone's blog at least once. Beyond that, I'm flexible.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
I'm reading for the first time but I was a cheerleader for the past two. I found having the feed open in two windows and working one from the top down and one from the bottom up helped.




Just finished Under the Mountain by Maurice Gee. It's a short book _ less than 160 pages, but pacey and with a good story. Here's a potted synopsis: When twins Theo and Rachel Matheson go to their aunt and uncle's for a holiday, they find out there's a lot more in store for them than just a spot of swimming.


Something evil, and slimy, is waking up under the volcanoes around Auckland.


I've read it before, more than once, and it was made into a fairly iconic Kiwi series when I was a kid. The movie is now in production.


Good stuff. :)


Um ... The Hobbit next, I think.

23 comments:

Nymeth said...

I really like your idea about the feed!

Shelley said...

I'm not sure about evil and slimy stuff this early in the morning!

libritouches said...

Oh, that's a great idea about the feed!

And you have a lot of cats. O_O Cat envy!

Jodie said...

Hiya just wanted to drop by and offer official (but friendly) cheers. I knew you had several cats but 10 is epic, I am so jealous!

The book sounds fun, something slimy and evil in a lake - what could it be?

Teddyree said...

You got off to a great start. We are still having heaps of fun, not as productive in the reading but lots of laughs.
Thanks for visiting

Irish said...

Good luck with your reading. The Hobbit was a great book. =)

Sarah said...

Ten cats? I love cats. I guess you'll have a lot of company today. Too bad my cat does not like sitting on laps. You need a lapcat to read for 24 hours! have fun and good luck!

Maree said...

Thanks everyone!
Jodie: I'm not spoiling anything when I say _ it's aliens. Slimy, evil aliens.

Book Psmith said...

One book down...awesome! Thank you for the tip about two windows. I am trying to figure out ways to be efficient with my time blogging. Say hello to the kitties and happy reading.

Valerie said...

good for you on finishing one book already! I'm halfway through the first one, but I've already done more reading this morning than I would normally in a whole day, so I'm not complaining :-)!

wordlily said...

I really like The Hobbit. Have you read it before?

Staci said...

thanks for the feed advice!! The Hobbit..loved it!!

Maree said...

Wordlily: Many, many times, but not for several years.
Thanks again everyone - tis after 3am here so I'm off to bed with a book.
Will do some catch-up work in the morning.
Happy reading/cheering! :)

Gavin said...

Happy reading and good luck today, Maree

Trish said...

I LOVE your kitty. Looks kind of like my Maggie. :) Congrats on one book down.

Kari said...

I love the picture of your cat that you have at the beginning of this post! I was really thinking my cat was going to be my little partner in this book-a-thon, but he has already pooped out and decided nap time was more important. What kinds of cats do you have??

One book down is great! Keep it up and have fun!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Yep, I'm usually under a cat whether sleeping, sitting or eating. We have fun. Have fun reading.

Melissa said...

Great reading choices!! Love the picture of your kitty :-)

Good luck and happy reading today!!

~Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf

Joy Renee said...

Well I've put Under the Mountain by Maurice Gee in my wish list.

Thanx for the visit.
Read in Joy

Eva said...

Such a cute cat pic! :)

Kerry said...

A movie of Under the Mountain? Whoo-hoo! How cool. I usually send overseas visitors who come to stay with us in Auckland home with a copy of the book.

Lorin said...

Have fun reading with all your friends to keep you company!

Hagelrat said...

Just popping in to cheer you on in the readathon.