Day 1 is Class Orientation. Let's get to know each other!
Lucky you! Instead of just me, you get a two-for-one. When I talked with Darian about my participation in this year's summer read-a-thon, he decided that he wanted to join as well. So...you get to hear about us both as we dive into a week full of reading fun!
A little bit about me (Elle) : I'm a born and raised Idaho girl who stuck pretty darned close to home save for a small jaunt to the big city (San Francisco) for school. I'm self-employed as a dentist, but I spent my free time doing more fun stuff like scrapbooking, blogging, and of course reading. I read a little bit of everything, but I'm particularly fond of classics, Chick Lit, and YA fiction. My Goodreads "want to read" shelf can attest to my widespread love of everything literary. I started reading at age 4 thanks to the encouragement of my parents and I haven't stopped since. In fact, I have my very own library here in my house. Yup...that's right. I made an entire room into nothing but comfy couches and bookshelves lined with wonderful books. I love them that much!
I'm super excited for the read-a-thon and I'm hoping to catch up (and maybe even get a little bit ahead) in my 2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge. This means I need to complete a minimum of 3 books by the end of the week. I think I can do it. (My goal for this year is to read 64 books by December 31st in order to fill the bracket for my 2013 Book of the Year. New to my blog? Check out the winners for my 2011 Book of the Year and 2012 Book of the Year. I promise that you will find some good reads in those brackets!)
I'm currently reading Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. As my teaser tidbit for Challenge #1, here's a little snippet of the book...
"Is it true that you're Alice in Wonderland?"
"I believe you know the answer to that, Your Royal Highness."
I'm excited to meet some new friends who love books as much as I do and maybe even find some new book ideas for that burgeoning "want to read" shelf. Let's do this thing!
Hi! My name is Darian. I am 11-years-old, born and raised in Idaho. I'm not quite sure when I started reading, except I think it was because of school. I'm interested in mythology. My favorite book so far has been The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. I'm looking forward to the next book in that series, coming out in October.
You can check out some of my reviews. I will continue doing reviews on books I have read. My Goodreads goal for the year is 32 books. My goal for this week is to finish my 327 page book with 55 chapters.
My teaser tidbit comes from The Magician by Michael Scott...
"And don't forget, I drove a Hummer into the fountain in Libbey Park; that had to have caught someone's attention. I'll bet the police and the press are there right now."
I'll post more as the read-a-thon continues.