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.


  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.

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

  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.

    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.

  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!

  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.

  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!

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

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

  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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