Today's Mini Readathon is brought to you by Tika at Reading the Bricks. It's her fourth semi-annual readathon, and the theme here is...MINI. Tiny. Keepin' it small, including our snacks, our level of effort, and our reading time. The only thing outsized about this is our devotion. And possibly our laziness.
In other words, this is my kind of readathon and these are my people.
I usually spend some time shopping for the all-important snacks, but by the time I knew about this 'thon, I had just gotten back from a mini-vacation (heh, it's like I was psychically anticipating it) and was hard at work. I had no time to shop and will thus forage for my mini snacks. Looks like I can create a peanut butter theme to my mini snacks, courtesy of the gluten-free pb cookies my friend Liz made for me yesterday, some pb & banana frozen yogurt, and some peanut buttery Butterfinger minis. Not too bad for a few minutes' worth of scrounging in the pantry. And hey -- peanut butter = protein!
For my reading, however, I intend to tackle the forthcoming collection of short stories from Charles Baxter, There's Something I Want You To Do. Short stories are obviously mini novels.
If I need something else to mix it up, I may dip into the last of the Pippi books that I had left over from the last mini readathon (a-ha! Continuity!). It's a book for children, aka mini readers, and I haven't read it since I was myself a mini-reader. Obviously this is not the edition I read as a child, but the mini-reader in me still snorts, because fährt/fart jokes will never grow old.
|Fährt. Tee hee.|
How 'bout you? How will you be honoring the mini in your reading today?