Saturday, October 2, 2010

One Week Until the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is in one week.  I am very excited about it.  I'm sure that's no shock, though.  24 hours of reading and blogging bliss.  All right, it won't really be a full 24 hours for me but I promise I'm going to try really hard to make it through the entire event.

I'm thinking about the books I want to read during the event.  I have no idea what I should have at the ready for next Saturday.  In fact, I'm experiencing a bit of a reading rut.  This happens to me once or twice a year.  I'll finish a book (in this case, the last of Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson) and then find that I just can not get involved in a new book.

I need to get over this rut in time to do the Read-a-Thon.  My family knows I'm participating in this event.  My husband has even agreed to take our kids for lunch and a lengthy playdate so I can do this.  I guess if I'm still in this funk next Saturday, I'll read some of my favorite books.  That wouldn't be a bad thing but I am hoping to read some new material.

Any suggestions for the Read-a-Thon reading pile?


  1. Oh I didn't know this was happening and now I'm really excited!

  2. I'm glad my post was helpful, Sarah. This will be my first time doing this, too. I think it's going to be a lot of fun.

  3. I tend to read a lot of things that are rather slow going, so I'm going to lighten it up for the Read-a-Thon! My stack will include "The Hunger Games" (borrowed from my daughter)and a few mysteries - maybe an Agatha Christie and a Sue Grafton (she wrote the Alphabet Mystery series - "A" is for Alibi, etc.) I usually read several books at once, (so I have a book for every mood!) and I'll probably do the same thing in the Read-a-Thon.

  4. Sherry - I'm glad to see that I'm not the only person left who hasn't read The Hunger Games.

    I like your idea of having different books to suit different moods. I love mysteries and romance so I think I'll read some of both genre for the Read-a-Thon.