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!



SNACKS:
  • 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


BOOKS:
  • 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.

ANYWAY HERE ARE SOME STATS I GUESS,

Read:

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.)

34 comments:

  1. "Mini Rolos: MINI ROLOS" I love you so much, man!

    I am pretty much just a non-silent observer of proceedings today, because supposedly I'm 'writing an essay' (Read: Sulking and not having any ideas that are in any way smart) but have the funnest fun and bloody read Maus already!!!

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    1. I know right what the heck it's been on my shelf for YEARS. Tap into the hivemind for your essay! What are you working on/writing about? We can brainstorm this jerk into submission.

      (Also, I love you tooooooo.)

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    2. Ooooh, ok! I'm trying to compare King Lear and A Thousand Acres, a book based on Lear but more feministy. I am 20% of the way through, which... is not good.

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    3. *Crickets*

      YOU CAN DO IT, LAURA.

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    4. Oh no, I have no idea about this Thousand Acres thing ... Um, something ... with ... Lear had daughters, right? And there was a storm in it I think? THIS WAS THE WORST SUGGESTION EVER. MEA CULPA.

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    5. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP GUYS. I'm all set now. (To be fair, Kayleigh, I am pretty much writing about the daughters. So well done? Kind of...)

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  2. Your snacks look so tasty. I have snack envy. And well done on your mini reading justifications. I was wondering what you'd get with 1Q84.

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    1. 1Q84 may be the least mini book I own. Still in the pile, though. Still in the pile.

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    2. Haha, I excited scrolled down when I saw 1Q84 in that photo and the mini reason was as perfect as I'd hoped.

      I think mini justifications might actually be my favourite thing about the minithons.

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  3. Locke & Key deserves maximum excitement, it is amazing amazing amazing! Good thing the size is mini.

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    1. SO EXCITED. I loved the first one.

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    2. It gets exponentially better and more insane. There was definitely a lot of crying involved in reading volume six.

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  4. Those snacks look AMAZING. And some of them have mini built right into their names, implicitly or explicitly. A big heaping gob of WELL DONE to you.

    Also, you've increased my already-substantial love for you with a classic Snape gif.

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    1. It's always the right time for a classic Snape gif.

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  5. Ahahahahaha you have the most giant book of recent memory in your stack. You rebel, you.

    I keep not reading Maus either. *sigh* I should read Maus.

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    1. Mt excuse for not having read Maus is that I only have volume 1 and that SIMPLY will not do. Also, I don't like having feelings.

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    2. I have booooooooth. *continues putting it off*

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  6. Ugh, such a good job with snacks. And I saw taquitos at the store last night and DIDN'T EVEN THINK that they were mini tacos but they totally are.

    I applaud your giant pile of books. We're all about high expectations we don't actually intend to fulfill here.

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    1. They TOTALLY are.

      "We're all about high expectations we don't actually intend to fulfill here." Actually my whole life is what that sentence is.

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  7. NICE snacks. And I applaud all of your book justifications. MINI-ROLOS! The only reason I don't have those is that Trader Joe's doesn't carry them, which is really no reason *at all*.

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    1. What the hell, Trader Joe's. Get with it.

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  8. Read Maus! It's good - not cheerful, obvs, but good. Your snacks are incredible. I have babybels and mini muffins but I'm really annoyed with myself that I didn't think of mini rolos.. Ah well, next time! I kind of want to read Locke & Key but I'm not sure about the creepiness levels... I'm not as good with creepy as I'd like to be.
    Probably I'll just get the first one and then do what you do with Maus with it for like a year or two :-p

    Enjoy!

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    1. I AM SO CONCERNED THOUGH. See what Tika said up there re: feelings? Yeah. Same.

      Locke & Key is really quite creepy. It's amazing, but yes.

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  9. You're in a play?! I need photos and video STAT

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    1. We do not go on until February! Also it's small-town community theatre. Also it is SO MUCH FUN AND I MISSED IT SO MUCH.

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  10. CHARLOTTE. She is super-gay. Super. Just so we're on the same page there. Just checkin'. Because she is.

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    1. That is literally my whole post hahahaha, ah. Seriously, though.

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    2. AND THE GREAT THING IS that when I expressed this interpretation to my director she was like, "Yeah, I see that." Thank you, director.

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  11. Well done starting Maus. It does sort of making you hate everything and everyone. WHY WAS EVERYTHING TERRIBLE.

    ALSO I would like to hear your thoughts about Charlotte so PLEASE SHARE

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  12. Minithons are like weddings for the Internet, because they bring us all out and then we catch up and eat a lot, and even if we have to go back to our lives and sort of lose touch GUESS WHAT. There will always be another minithon to bring us back together. BOOM.

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  13. It sounds like your minithon went incredibly well! Maud has been on my TBR pile forever and I keep meaning to get to it but for some reason I never do... I didn't end up reading any of the comics I planned on reading but I'm glad somebody did!

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  14. Great list! I always add graphic novels to readathon lists because I feel so accomplished ticking them off the list and you can go through them so quickly!

    I missed the minithon because instead of eating mini foods, I ended up celebrating a friendsgiving and eating majorly large foods instead. I love that you had mini oranges and mini chocolate - way to 'roll-o', my friend!

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