Monday, October 19, 2009

The Dewey 24-Hour Read-a-Thon

So, everyone and their monkey's uncle in the book blogging world is talking about the Read-a-Thon! It's being held this Saturday, October 24th. For me, being in the Central Time Zone, it starts at 5am. I have signed up to be a cheerleader, but I figured, just in case, that I should also have a list of books to read. I won't be reading for 24 straight hours, mostly because... well, if I do anything for 24 hours at this point in my life, it should be graduate school applications. And that's not happening. So I can't quite justify spending 24 hours reading. But hopefully by April, I'll be able to!

Anyway, so here's my pseudo-pile of books for the read-a-thon, since I'm not actually a reader:

1. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba
2. The Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey
3. Any one or several of all the Georgette Heyer novels I have on my bookshelf
4. A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
5. I, Coriander, by Sally Gardner

I think that's enough! Knowing me and my rebellious streak, none of the above will appeal to me come October 24th, but hey... I will try :-)


  1. At first when I saw "I, Coriander" I thought it said "I, Colander" and that it was a cookbook! So I checked it out. It looks a lot more interesting than a (pasta?) cookbook!

  2. That sounds like it could be a fun cookbook- I pretty much like ANY meal centered around carbohydrates! I also am a fan of coriander, so I'd be fine with a cookbook based around that ingredient as well. However, this one is neither, and I have no idea why the character is named Coriander. I'll let you know when I find out :-)

  3. Glad to see you are participating!

  4. Aarti - First off, thanks for coming by my blog! Second, if you live in Central, we start at 7am. I totally had a panic attack when you said 5 - I had to go look! (I'm in central, too) But it says 5 pacific, 7 central. Whew! Third, I've been told by multiple people that The Boy Who Harnassed the Wind is a great one, and I know the Libba Bray book is fast and fun. Good luck and have a great time!

  5. I enjoyed The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind; hope u do too! enjoy

  6. Anonymous10/21/2009

    I'll be cheering with you!

  7. I'll be participating, too, and I hope to have a list posted today. We'll see how well I stick with it.

    I hope you have a great time. I'm looking forward to seeing what books you actually choose that day. ;)

    Diary of an Eccentric

  8. ooo, i'll be doing the reading. please come visit me with some cheer ;-D

  9. I can't wait for the readathon! I had so much fun when we did it in April.

  10. You know, the Read-A-Thon sounds like such a fun event, and I didn't participate last year. Unfortunately for me, there are some things I must do this weekend, and I can't actually block out 24 hours of reading time right now. I would so love to do this though! I am still going to be avidly following everyone's posts and maybe doing a little cheerleading if I can, and I hope you get to participate, even for a little bit!


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