October 7, 2010

Let's Do the Readathon Again

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Yes, I'm a last minute participant. I hemmed and hawed about joining Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon this time around. You see, it's a long weekend- Thanksgiving here- and I wasn't sure what our plans are. Since I still don't know and I try to do the Readathon when I can I said frig it, I'm signing up anyway. If I participate great, if not the world won't end, right? So now to the books.

  • The Prisoner of Dieppe- This is a new series from Scholastic Canada: I Am Canada. It's the boys' version of "Dear Canada," Canadian history from a boy's point of view.
  • The Tea Shop Girls- The author sent me this book quite a while ago. Looks like a quick read.
  • The Fossil Hunter of Sydney Mines- I bought this one at Word on the Street. It's a kid's mystery so it should be fun
  • Bitten- Is the first in the Kelley Armstrong Underworld series. I won this from Random House.
  • The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise- This looks like a cute one.
  • Moving Pictures- a graphic novel.
Audiobooks. There will times when I want a break for my eyes or other activities that can't be accomplished with a book in hand will be required of me. That's when the audiobooks come in. I have 2 downloaded already.
  • Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie. This is a romantic retelling of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. I love the idea of James's story but hate his writing style so maybe I'll enjoy this.
  • The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom. A couple buys an old Victorian house, haunting and possession ensue (because Victorian houses have that effect on people).
My choices in books were ones that I know will be quick but also entertaining. I have a good mix of children and adult books for whatever mood I'm in at the time. I deliberately choose audiobooks that would be suspenseful and hopefully keep me awake.

Next I must plan my snacks! Good luck everyone!

*The little pumpkin boy is a crochet pattern from Lion Brand Yarn.

18 comments :

  1. I STILL need to do my readathon post, as this reminds me.

    Kelley Armstrong is great for a readathon. I find her writing to be quite addicting!

    Good luck if you are able to participate!

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  2. Oooh, The Fossil Hunter of Sydney Mines AND Bitten! Two of my fave authors!

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  3. I'm not doing the readathon here as its thanskgiving, and too much going on, but I will be about to cheer everyone on :)

    Great books in your pile there. Hope you enjoy Bitten, that series is fabulous.

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  4. A nice selection of books! This should get you through the read-a-thon (if you manage to do it).

    I'm still dithering what to read but I'll probably do a post tomorrow. Or so. :-)

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  5. Came across your blog via your review on Jenns Bookshelf!
    I'm not doing the readathon but I'll be cheering people on!
    Hope you have fun and I enjoyed your review of Sleepy Hollow
    Natalie :0)

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  6. I think even if you can only do a few hours, it's still fun to participate. I love pumpkin boy! I'm thinking I need a little mascot too!

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  7. Jennifer Crusie writes such good books.

    Good luck on the readathon!

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  8. Yay! I won't be reading all readathon because I have a houseguest with a birthday but I will hanging around, cheering, etc.

    I hope you enjoy Kelley Armstrong. I liked the first two books but it was really the later books where my love for this series started!

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  9. I love that little crocheted guy. :D Have fun if you get to read! Having an audiobook around sounds like a good idea!

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  10. Thanks for the reminder. I just signed up for the first time, but I have to pick up my son from school on Saturday. So, I'll just do what I can, like you. Have fun!

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  11. You've got a good mix! I've got a heavy book, some short stories, a graphic novel, and audio books lined up. A bit of variety to hopefully keep things going... Good luck with your snack preparations!

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  12. I am not familiar with any of your read-a-thon books. I hope you have fun--I am super excited!

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  13. Nice selection. I hope you get to participate!

    It's my first readathon, so I've been trying to figure out what all I need to do before it starts. I think I've just about got my books picked out, which is a good start!

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  14. That's a good mix of books! And The Tea Shop Girls is an interesting title.

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  15. I've been planning to participate in this read-a-thon for a while now, but like you, I waited to officially formally commit until this week, in case something came up. But it didn't and now I can do my first read-a-thon, yay!

    Sounds like you have some good read-a-thon picks!

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