Saturday, 22 November 2014

A minithon morning

Merry Minithon, minimuffins! It's that time of year where we get together to sort of read some stuff and definitely snack a lot and tweet really quite a bit. It's minithon time. Organized, as ever, by our beautiful miniblogging overlord, Tika

To the minis!

  • Mandarin Oranges: mini oranges
  • Crispers: mini chips, really, when you look at their size
  • Mini Rolos: MINI ROLOS
  • Babybels: mini cheese wheels
  • Cherry Tomatoes: mini tomatoes, made minier by the fact that we started eating them yesterday
  • Mini Muffins: mini requirement
  • Taquitos: literally mini tacos, right?
  • Mini Mozza Fingers: mini cheese explosions like obviously
  • Jalapeno Poppers: mini ... sized ... bites? Readathon requirement as per Sarah and I'm not about to start questioning her wisdom

  • The Pale Horse, by Agatha Christie: The smallest Christie on the shelf
  • A Study in Scarlet, by Arthur Conan Doyle: Look how tiny. Also it's 162 pages and I've been reading it since June and for God's sake, Kayleigh, just finish it
  • 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami: I am currently reading this so I wanted it in the pile. Also, I'd only read a mini amount 
  • Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan: I've been wanting to read this since it came out (2012) and I'm having a mini crisis because I haven't yet (mini-justification provided by Neil, bless him)
  • Landline, by Rainbow Rowell: I'm on pg 249 of 308, so only a mini-amount left
  • Maus I, by Art Spiegelman: It's relatively small as far as books go, and it's on every readathon pile I ever put together. One of these time, Maus. One of these times
  • Locke & Key, 2, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez: The size is mini but my excitement is not
  • The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, and Cliff Rathburn: I'm on Chapter 3, and I'd only read a chapter, so. Mini

I'll probably read 20 pages today, realistically, but oh the 20 pages I could choose from.

Bring on the mini-ing! 

A classic GIF for classy folks.

We're on twitter with #minithon. Probably instagram, too. Possibly we'll get some wandering minstrels involved, but those guys are notoriously flighty, so no promises.

[time passes]
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Edit: 5:06 pm, Fort St. John time (I don't know. It's Pacific Time but they don't do daylight savings so I guess it's Central or Mountain or whatever the minithon is over is the point)

I am upset because humanity is the worst. I'm reading Maus, I guess is what I mean to tell you.



From Study in Scarlet: 36 pages
From Locke & Key 2: 137 pages
From Brain on Fire: 5 pages (hahaha, ah. Sounds right)
From Maus: 66 pages

Total Read: 244 pages (thanks, comics!)

Despite the the deep and abiding sadness and sense of pointlessness so far caused by Maus (which I'm actually really liking, though I understand it doesn't sound like it), I had a fabulous time. I hardly blogged at all this year, and yet you all keep welcoming me like I'm an established part of your internet community. I'm really and truly grateful, and I love you all more than a little.

Thank you ever so much, Tika, for organizing this. You're really, you're just the best. Like you mentioned on twitter, I think I may just keep minithonning for the rest of the day. I really so want to finish Study in Scarlet. Also I vastly overestimated my ability to consume minisnacks, so there are many of those left over.

SO LISTEN: This blog is not exceedingly active, but neither is it dead. For e.g., I really want to talk to you all about Charlotte Lucas from Pride and Prejudice (I'm in a play, you see, and I'm playing her. Ergo, I have an overabundance of feelings regarding the character). I've got part of a post written, but I'm having a hard time articulating. Also having a hard time differentiating between the script and the book, but we can talk about that later. Suffice it to say, we will talk again before the next bookish event.

In conclusion:

Do I need a reason? I do not.

(It's 5:40 now. Man, but does it take me forever to write a nothing thing.)