Saturday, April 27, 2013

Readathon Intro: Assembling Reading Stacks and Reading Snacks

I'm very yay! and yippee! to be doing Dewey's Readathon again.  Although this is my 8th or 9th time to participate, I've only been awake for the whole 24 hours once.  The Sandman reminds me of that bully on the beach in the old Charles Atlas advertisements.  I guess you know who that makes me.

I'm reading today (and tomorrow, because it's already 9 pm on Saturday here) from the totally excellent city of Busan, South Korea.  The book I'm most looking forward to is Marbles by Ellen Forney.  It's a graphic novel, and I'm going to try to save it for that delicate space in which I'm tired but not yet hallucinating. 

I've gathered some snacks, and I'm most eagerly anticipating a plate of the nacho chips topped with my homemade chili and some cheese.  I'll also be visiting other blogs in the guise of a Readathon Cheerleader and providing encouragement (and getting ideas for new stuff to read and eat).

In real life (as opposed to "read life"), I'm an English as a Foreign Language instructor at a university in Busan.  The students (mostly Korean with a few Chinese) are great, which means they bring a lot of confidence, goodwill and energy into the classroom with them, which makes my job easier.  It's difficult to be strict and  hardnosed about "proper" grammar, because I'm dazzled by all the different ways the language can be manipulated and even changed to suit needs and reflect culture.

Back to the business at hand: I changed up my reading strategy for this Readathon.  For the past year or so, I was reading children's books, but I lost the heart for that genre.  I'm mixing it up this time, and we'll see how it goes.  I don't expect to get to all of these:

The two books I've selected from my Kindle are Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald and Two For The Dough by Janet Evanovich.

Those eggs are hard-boiled.  I tried to get a good mixture of savory and sweet.

That's it.  I'm ready.  Read-y.


CaroG said...

So many good books you have there and I loved the picture of the snacks it got me salivating, maybe I should go and have breakfast ;)

A Girl that Likes Books

Milka said...

Nice collection of snacks! :)
Good luck and I hope you enjoy all of your books.

Amused said...

Your snacks look delicious! Have fun reading today!