Thursday, October 07, 2010

Readathon: Required Reading!

I'm busy selecting my pile of books for this weekend's 24 Hour Readathon! Here's what it looks like so far:

I'm excited to be participating this year; every single other Readathon weekend since the beginning I've been working. So I'm making big list is more of a huge pile of potentiality at this point. I like to have choice, and although I could probably read for the entire Siege of Leningrad with just the books in my house, I've brought home some from the library as well.

I have a pile of six YA novels that I've been meaning to read for a while now, for those hours when I need something a little lighter. I also have a handful of mystery novels for the same reason.

I have some of my favourite authors ready for novel reading. So much to choose from! I'm hoping to read a few of the books I've earmarked for various challenges as well.

For the morning hours when my brain is really active I have some non-fiction lined up: on the pile is Stuart Kaufmann's Reinventing the Sacred and Phantom Limb, essays by Teresa Kishkan.

And then I have my comfort pile of rereads if that is what I am in the mood for. Anne of Green Gables, Watership Down, Sheri Tepper's After Long Silence, and a great vintage read that I think would make a fabulous movie, Robert W. Chambers' The Slayer of Souls all make up this pile.

Somehow I think my eyes are bigger than my stomach in this weekend buffet of reading!


  1. I hope you'll read a lot & have lots of fun :) I've chosen a few books for the read-a-thon & I can't wait for Saturday :) Happy reading!

  2. Heheh. It's the first time I've been able to participate too, and I've got an equally insurmountable pile. Especially with the Giller shortlist just having been announced, and various new-ish library loans: you'd think it was the 7-day-Read-a-Thon! (I haven't read that Tepper novel, but she's a lot of fun.) See you on Saturday!

  3. I loved Watership Down, and I haven't read it in about 30 years! It's a good idea to stockpile for the read-a-thon, though.

  4. What a great weekend for it. Hope you're allowed to do it outside...!

  5. That's some pile! :-D Next year this time I will be so into the readathon. I won't have school to worry about. Something else to look forward to when I'm finally done! Have a great time!

  6. Aleksandra - can't wait! Hope you have fun, too :)

    Buried-in-print - hmmm, 7 day readathon... ;)

    Bellezza - it's probably been 20 years since I read Watership Down so I'm looking forward to trying it again

    Geranium Cat - thanks!!

    Carin - the front porch will be calling my name - thank goodness for gorgeous weather

    Stefanie - yes, I am so excited I am not working for once! You have something to look forward to next year though


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