April 19, 2012

Readathoning.

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Readathon Book Pile

I swear I do this every Read-a-thon. Every time I don’t sign up until the last moment because I think I’ll be too busy to read all day. And then I say “Screw it!” and sign up anyway. Instead of a 24 Hour Read-a-thon, I make it a “I’m reading as much as I want or can today, damn it!” -athon. So that’s what it is. Winking smile No expectations. Here’a a list of books I’ll be involved in for the day.
  • The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark
  • Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier
  • Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey
  • Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
  • On audio: The Black Tower by Louis Bayard (not shown)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (graphic novel)
We’ll see how this goes. I have an early morning appointment so there’s an hour taken out right there. I have the audio for chores and other stuff I might be doing, that’s always a good idea. Not sure about the graphic novel because I haven’t read the book yet. I might rethink that one…

I have to plan some snacks too!

If you want to read all day, here’s how: sign up for Dewey’s Read-a-thon starting April 20th! Check your local times.

11 comments :

  1. I tend to be a last minute sign up too, for the same reasons. Though I haven't yet been able to find more than an hour so I'm going to leave it this time.

    Enjoy Cheerful Weather! It's joined my list of most favourite ever.

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  2. I should do that. Just read when I get the chance or whatever, but I never sign-up...

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  3. I haven't signed either because I'm having the same issues, but I really like your approach! I think I'll manage some reading time, but wow, I will have to say screw it to lots of other things! What I REALLY want to do is drop everything I've been reading, and start something I've been DYING to read and read it all day long. Yes, that's what I'll do.

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    1. Suey, that's just what I'll be doing and I think a lot of people take that approach: the readathon is for what you really want to read, not what you feel you should be reading right now.

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  4. Sounds like a great plan! A good combination of books and a few easy ones - Garden Spells I enjoyed but was a very quick and easy read, just what you need for a readathon.

    I'm also signed up and I hope to have a lot of fun!

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  5. Have fun with it! I've done it three times and it's all too much work for me! The posting and the visiting takes away from my reading time. Also, I never finish even one book while doing it. Kids, hub, dog... all distractions. I do LOVE the idea of it though and others seems to know how to work it so much better than me.

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  6. I'm signing up at the last minute too. I haven't read any of the books in your stack but I've heard great things about Garden Spells. Happy reading!

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  7. I have to work, but I'm also just going to do a 'see what happens' type of thing.

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  8. Woo hoo! Last minute sign up or not, it will be a fun day of reading. I can't wait.

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  9. I really enjoyed Garden Spells. It got passed around pretty heavily in a chronic illness group I was in a few years ago, and everyone loved it. Entertaining and emotional, but light enough that it's not too hard to follow for someone who is distracted and in pain.

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