Now down to the business of first hour traditions:
I am reading from the comfort of my lovely apartment overlooking the rice paddies and pepper plants of lovely Yeongyang, South Korea. If it warms up later in the morning I will either got up to the roof or sit out on my little balcony and watch the sun come up.
Three facts about me:
1) Prior to re-inventing myself as an English teacher in South Korea a little over a year ago, I was primarily a librarian or used book dealer in the US. Along the way I've also worked as a college instructor, pizza delivery expert, actor, management consultant, organic lawn care provider, professional test grader and probably a lot of other things that I have forgotten.
2)While I thoroughly enjoy many types of music and completely non-musical and considered truly tone-deaf
3)I make the best damn cheesecake in the world
I have a great many books available to me to read over the next 24 hours but I plan on finishing "Cheap" and then I have two travel books to read - J. Maarten Troost's "Lost on Planet China" (should be good after reading Cheap) and Rick Steves' "Travel as a Political Act". For fiction I have 3 novels to choose from: Michael Chabon's "Gentlemen of the Road", Paul Auster's "Timbuktu" and Gideon Defoe's "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab/In an Adventure with Scientists" which I picked up last weekend on my visit to Daegu and Buy the Book
My only goal is to complete the readathon - .I am shooting for 1000 pages but who knows - it depends on whether or not I can actually stay awake (it's 9:20pm right now)
My advice for newbies - keep it light and varied - drink lots of water or tea and make sure you have fun - this is about the joy of reading!
Read: 25 pages (late start into the hour)
Ate: 3 Garoto Many bonbons (gotta eat bonbons and they are the closest thing to Reese's Peanut Butter cups that I could find)
Drank: 1 cup of lovely Korean instant coffee mocha