Saturday, October 13, 2012

Read-a-Thon Questionnaire

Read-a-Thon Questionnaire

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

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

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Hershey Bliss chocolates.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I'm a poet and I teach college.

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'm not grading papers today, which I had to do during the last read-a-thon!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Dewey's Read-a-Thon

Tomorrow is Dewey's Read-a-Thon, where readers around the Internet spend 24 hours, well, reading! I'm going to read as much as I can tomorrow, though I will have to take a break to take my son to a birthday party, and to do mom kind of things like feed my kids lunch. And also to sleep at night. My daughter is a big reader and will participate too, and my son, at 6, is a new reader, so I'm hoping he'll do some reading as well.

On my blog I'll document our progress as we read tomorrow. Here are some books I'm planning on working on:

1. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender (I have to read this one for a class I'm teaching. I've read it before, and it's a strange and fascinating book.)
2. Every Riven Thing: Poems, by Christian Wiman
3. The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, David Ulin (I've read this one before, and am thinking of using it in a class next semester.)
4. Core Samples from the World, poems by Forrest Gander
5. Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott