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Here’s where I’ll be posting the challenges I’ll be participating in during the Readathon. In fact, let’s get started right now!

Hour 0 Challenge: What the Readathon Means to ME

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

I’m in Los Angeles, California, so we have a start at the ungodly hour of 5:00 a.m. Ugh. Good thing I haven’t gone to bed yet. LOL. Soon, though.

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

Probably the Cherise Sinclair book. I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time, and it’ll be good to get back to this series. It’s been a while.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

At the moment I want the biggest, orangest bag of Doritos that ever Doritoed. Unfortunately for me, I have none in the house and have no intention of LEAVING the house, so I’m kinda screwed there.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I love to read romance in a bunch of different genres. I knit a lot and take too many pictures of my cat. Lucky for you I don’t always share them online.

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’d sleep more, but that’s only because last time I was in the midst of a 2-month bout of Insomnia so it had literally been months since I slept more than 2-3 hours at a time. It was great for my Readathon reading last time! But I was ready to start playing in traffic.

Treasure Hunt MiniChallenge

The quest was to find three book covers. One with a tree, one with snow, and one with a weapon. Since I love Christmas novellas and romantic suspense, this should be easy. LOL

Okay, so first up is Jill Shalvis’ Merry Christmas, Baby. This is a 2-for-1 as it has both trees AND snow! I loved this little holiday novella, btw. My review for it is HERE.

Book Cover: Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis

Next up is HelenKay Dimon’s Playing Dirty. I love this cover. And this book. This series, really. Romances featuring kick-ass women and men who like to go around and blow stuff up. What’s not to love?

Book Cover: Playing Dirty, HelenKay Dimon

Picture It Challenge

The challenge was to find a picture that represents something within the book I’m currently reading. Since I’m still on Cherise Sinclair’s Master of Freedom and it’s set near Yosemite, this was a no brainer. I LOVE Yosemite. I’ve been there many, many times. In the book Virginia (“Gin”) has a picture of a climber on El Capitan up on her office wall. Here’s my version which I took on my last trip there with my mom in 2009.

(For this I’ll upload the pic here later. In the meantime, TO THE INSTAGRAM!)

Logo for Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon

Here we go again! I’m participating in the Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-A-Thon. You can check out my participation last year HERE.

Just like last time, I’ll be updating this post throughout the 24 hours. I’ll have a separate post up for any mini-challenges I’ve completed.

Want to compare what’s on my TBR list with what I’m actually reading? I have a Goodreads shelf just for this Readathon. I have 24 books listed ON MY SHELF, and no, that wasn’t deliberate. There are some novellas on there, and some shorter category books I’ve been meaning to get to, along with at least one advance copy of a book. Maybe more.

So wish me luck! The Readathon will begin at 5 a.m. my time (Los Angeles), and if you want to cheer me and all the others on, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #Readathon.

Lynda the Guppy
aka The Reading Machine

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