I have yet to participate in any mini-challenges for the Read-A-Thon, mostly because I seem to be completely ADD today. I have these rushes of energy to cheer other people on (the bones in my hands are quite tired!), and then I get exhausted and relapse into reading. For like, ten minutes. Then I start getting hungry. Then I go to fix myself a snack. Then I can't get back into a comfortable position, so I decide to see if anyone has Tweeted me (no one really ever does, mostly because I am still not sure I "get" Twitter). Then I kind of snicker to myself because Tweeted is a fun word.
I recently finished my first book, and now I'm not sure what to read next. My pile of books was chosen solely because they are young adult-type books with large text. So of course, now I have no desire to read a young adult book with large text. And I hoped to get a good start on books that I had had sitting on my TBR pile for a while. And so, of course, none of those appeal to me. Honestly, I'm my own worst enemy.
So then I saw Ana's post about her mini-challenge which is basically to go online and read comic strips. Apparently, comic strips appeal to me much more than books at the moment, since I leaped at the chance. I chose to read Unshelved, which Ana describes, "It's set in a library, and the protagonist is a deliciously sarcastic comic book and fantasy loving YA librarian."
Well, if I can't get myself to actually read a young adult fantasy, then maybe a snarky librarian can motivate me to do so! So I went and was delighted to see this strip in the archives, all about Pride & Prejudice and how fabulous a book it is! It made me smile.
I have never really read web comics and to be honest, I don't think I'll really follow any along very closely. But I really like Unshelved, and I can see myself going there randomly sometimes and gorging on the archives. Especially if they reference Jane Austen more often.
Thanks, Ana, for the heads up and happy reading, everyone!