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October 13, 2012

Dewey's Read-a-Thon 2012

Opening Meme



Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I'm reading from Lincoln, Nebraska, which is the second-most populous city in the state, as well as the state's capital. It is home to the University of Nebraska (Go Big Red!) and the county seat of Lancaster County. The city has a population of roughly 258,000 and we have lived here for almost 20 years. In spite of the bitterly cold winters and miserably hot summers, we love our community and will probably stick around a few more years.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I'm most excited about my current book, The Devoted by Jonathan Hull. His debut novel, Losing Julia, is an all-time favorite of mine (read it twice and still remember several beautifully rendered passages) and The Devoted is proving to be a winner, as well. I'm also very anxious to dive into The Lost Art of Mixing, also by a favorite author (Erica Bauermeister). 

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I'm not a big snacker and will probably stick to my regular routine, with the exception of some Dove dark chocolate and maybe some Blue Bunny ice cream (Bunny Tracks or Double Strawberry!)

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I've been a bookseller at Barnes & Noble for over five years and I love my job. We're already gearing up for Christmas, which is an especially crazy time, but I still love it! When I'm not busy hand-selling my favorite books, I'm usually on my bike or in the kitchen, trying out new recipes. My husband (of almost 24 years) is also a voracious reader and has never complained about the stacks of books that are taking over our house.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I will probably spend less time on the memes and more time simply reading. It's already 7:30 and I want to read! Have fun, everyone!

22 comments:

  1. I hope you have a great readathon!

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    1. It was great! I haven't spent that much time reading in a long while.

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  2. Good luck and what a fun job :)

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I had a wonderful day with my books. :)

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  3. Bunny tracks huh? ;) Wish I could share some of that with you!

    So fun that you're participating. Hope you have a great day Les!

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    1. Yep. Bunny Tracks is my favorite flavor of Blue Bunny ice cream. Mmmmm!

      It was a fun day and I'm so glad I got a chance to curl up with my books for such a long period of time. I'm hoping for a repeat next Saturday. :)

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  4. Love the chocolate and ice cream..sound like my type of snacks. I'm going the movie route again. Started with Water For Elephants, Let Me In, and now I'm going for something lighter and animated, Tale of Despereaux!! Have fun today!!

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    1. One of these days, I need to follow your example and spend the day watching books-to-movies. Hope you had a fun day.

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  5. I hope you're having a great day of reading so far!
    I have some Haagen Dazs green tea ice cream in the freezer for later. ;)
    Happy read-a-thon!

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    1. It was great, wasn't it?

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  6. Ah, I miss working in a book store, so jealous. Speaking of being jealous - I so wish I had a copy of The Lost Art of Mixing on my Readathon pile!

    Hope you're enjoying your reading! :)

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    1. I loved spending so many hours curled up with my books, Megan. Is it April yet? ;)

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  7. Hope you are having fun--I know Sam and I are. :)
    *smiles*

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    1. Thanks, Kim. It was a blissful day, wasn't it? Thanks for visiting.

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  8. Your strawberry ice cream sounds so good I just sent my son out to get me some. You have a great job! I would love to work at B&N! I hope you are having fun reading! I am taking a break to visit a few blogs! Happy Reading!

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    1. The strawberry ice cream was good, but Bunny Tracks is my favorite.

      Yes, I do have a great job. I love it and I'm getting excited for the crazy days of the holidays. :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Beth!

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  9. Love Dove Dark Chocolate! Hope the reading is going well for you.

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    1. The reading went very well! I wound up staying up later than I thought I would, thanks to a hilarious book that I started around 9 pm. I was tempted to read the entire thing, but I want to savor it a bit longer.

      Thanks for visiting with a comment, Nise!

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  10. Hope you're reading the day away! Have fun and I wish you very happy reading times!

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    1. Thanks, TG. It was a fun read-a-thon and I'm anxious for April so I can do it all over again. :)

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  11. LOL--isn't it great to have a book-loving husband?!! Mine actively encourages me to buy books, so he doesn't feel so bad about buying so many himself! :)

    You live in an absolutely beautiful state! I've only been there once, but I fell in love!

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    1. Yep. I can't imagine being married to someone who doesn't share my passion for reading. Well, actually I can. My first husband never read a thing!

      Yes, Nebraska is quite beautiful, isn't it? If only the weather weren't quite so extreme...

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