Good morning all. Hope everyone got a little more sleep than I did (wow that alarm goes off early here). I didn’t get nearly enough, so there will be at least one nap from me today.

At the start of every readathon, the hosts like to kick it off with a survey. So here are my answers to this year’s starting survey.

1)Where are you reading from today? Roseville, California, a suburb of Sacramento.

2)Three random facts about me…

  1. I’m a paralegal by day and night with two jobs.
  2. I live with a roommate who reads, but doesn’t understand blogging or blogosphere events.
  3. The last few readathons, I have tried to schedule pedicures during the event, because it worked out really well when I did it on accident (I read a *lot* that readathon). However, this year I am reading from home all day.

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? Umm, twelve. For a complete list, go here.

4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? Today, I am going to read Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. It’s been in my readathon pile for years (YEARS!) and I still haven’t read it. I’d like to read about a thousand pages as well.

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? Take naps. I know everyone says this, but there’s a reason for it. Naps keep you sane.

And with that, I am back to my first book, which is The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. I was only sixty pages in, so I don’t feel bad about starting the read-a-thon by trying to finish it.