Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dewey's RAT Check-in #1

It's here!

Not many things would make me get up before 5:00 on a Saturday morning, let me tell you.  But a 5 am starting time for Dewey's means I got up at 4:40 to make coffee and boil an egg.  Now it's just past 6:00 and my coffee is cold and the sky is light.

I'm starting out with the opening survey. I don't know that I'll do every check-in, but this is a good intro.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
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?
1. I am, as usual, reading in Oregon.

2. I am excited about my library copy of The Upside of Unrequited.  I so loved Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

3. Well, I accidentally ate my cookies a couple of days ago, but I do still have a couple of candy bars from Trader Joe's to anticipate.

4. I read.  I teach reading.  I used to hike a lot, but have become sedentary and sluggish over time.  I have two kids. I currently have the maximum 100 books checked out from the library, mostly because of a picture book project I'm working on for my classes, but also because of Read-a-Thon!

5. I will be taking my daughter to a 3 hour class in a few hours, and will spend her class time in a coffee shop.  This will be my first time taking the RAT out in public!

Back to The Lies of Locke Lamora, which I am enjoying quite a bit.  


  1. I've been wanting to read The Upside of Unrequited! Can't wait to hear what you think!

  2. Upside was adorable. Molly is the best. Enjoy!
    Sam @ WLABB

  3. I woke up 16 minutes after the readathon started and kinda fumbled around for a book. I had lots of fun, though. I hope you liked Upside. I’m looking forward to reading that one.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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