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Hour Zero - Introductions, please!
Happy readathon!  Time to kick it off by answering some Qs posted over at  24hourreadathon.com

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm reading from the great state of NY. I'm located in Binghamton, in central NY... or 'upstate' to many, although I'm only about 15min from the PA border.... that's what you get though when you're above NYC. Haha

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I downloaded Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of The Dyatlov Pass Incident specifically for the readathon. I recently watched a horror movie about this, which made me want to read the real story.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Okay, weird confession time: I love stale cheetos. So, I bought a bag and opened them up and dumped them into a bowl yesterday so they'll be stale today. I don't do this often (cause let's be real, it IS odd) so I'm looking forward to it. I'm also really excited for mimosas- Bear promised to be my bartender today! 

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
29 (I'll be 30 on May 3rd!), Im a teacher (7th year!) & teach middle school at an alternative school for at risk teens, I'm engaged to my best friend and we're getting married June 27th, I'm a (soon to be official) stepmomma to the coolest 9yr old, I'm obsessed with ANYTHING Harry Potter, I've been an avid reader all my life, I've got 2 fur babies- Farley (a 13yr old yellow lab) and Lily (a 3yr old bulldog), and I love instagram (you'll find me there a lot today- papajm25)... that's all for now folks! 

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?
The biggest thing I did  differently today is I planned out a LOT more variety. 
My huge variety of snacks and books (my Kindle is loaded this year):

So, what about all of you (1,699 other participants!)... Can't wait to meet you all!!

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  1. You do have an exciting life. Congrats on your wedding and your soon-to-be status of mother! :)

    Stale cheetos are odd, but hey, one likes what one likes. After all, Dewey's Readathon is a day to indulge!

    Happy reading!


  2. I love the Graveyard book! Looks like you've got some fun reading. Happy reading!

  3. Dead Mountain sounds really good. Never heard of it but its on my TBR now! I enjoyed Into Thin Air. Happy reading!!!

  4. I am so intrigued by Dead Mountain that I am off to the library site to request it for myself! I hope that you are having a great read-a-thon filled with good books!