I am alternating between a maroon recliner and a wheelchair in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
3 facts about me …
1. I do not watch television. I've told my husband I'm burying the tv with him in his coffin. I plan to use the space for books.
2. For 25 years I've published haiku and articles on Japanese culture in several countries and been translated into a dozen languages. I've also won many prizes for my poetry (yes, money). But people in my personal life don't know I'm a writer.
3. I read every book from cover to cover, literally. Publisher info, dates, translation information, acknowledgements, introduction, dedication, footnotes, any glossary or index, author's bio, notes on type, even the colophon. Tip to tail. I started doing it as a child and just can't stop myself.
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Five or six.
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)?
No, just to enjoy uninterrupted reading and comment on other blogs.
If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
This is a first for me. I'm not keen on stopping to post often so for now I'm just a regular reading fool.