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24-Hour Read-a-thon!

October 11, 2008
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What will you be doing exactly a week from now?

I know what I’ll be doing… reading! I finally bit the bullet and signed up to participate in this fall’s 24-hour read-a-thon, hosted by Dewey over at The Hidden Side of a Leaf. I saw quite a few posts about the one that happened over the summer, and it looked like enough fun that I’m going to see how much sleep I can forgo and join in this time around. There’s an FAQ for more information, and if you want to join the fun, sign up here.

I’ve already started thinking about what books to read, particularly when sleep-deprived little ol’ me needs something compelling yet easy to read in order to stay awake. I’ve got a stack of Fables graphic novels from the library, but if anyone’s got any other suggestions (my TBR stack), please let me know!

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  1. October 11, 2008 11:47 am

    Hooray! (I’m practicing for my chearleading role.)

  2. October 11, 2008 12:01 pm

    Nicki, I’d love to do this, but there is no way with the kiddos …

    OMG – I am in awe of your library. I wish my LT was as complete and well organized.

    I saw one right away on the first page of your TBR list that is a quick easy read that would be great (IMO) for when you’re sleep deprived. You’d also get some satisfaction from finishing it quickly: Al Capone Does My Shirts. I love that book.

    Anyway, good luck. Maybe I should join Jill as a cheerleader.

  3. October 11, 2008 12:28 pm

    The Fables series is a great choice!

    Looking through your library, I think you might also consider:

    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
    The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
    Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
    Little Children by Tom Perrotta
    any of your Christopher Pikes or
    Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

    I found that each of these read up really quick, and I really enjoyed all of them except The Thief Lord. (It was all right, but it didn’t do a whole lot for me. I ought to mention, also, that it’s been about fifteen years since I read the Christopher Pike titles, so I can’t really say much about their quality).

  4. October 11, 2008 12:36 pm

    softdrink – Well done! (Heh – I’m cheerleading your cheerleading.)

    Shana – Yeah, oddly enough, not having any kiddos of my own frees up a lot of time to read. :)

    Memory – Remember Me was my favorite Christopher Pike book in junior high, and when I found out there were sequels, I had to have them! I would say I need to re-read the first one, since it probably has been at least ten or fifteen years, but I still remember pretty much the entire plot, since I read it so many times back in the day.

  5. October 11, 2008 1:01 pm

    I’m so glad you’re joining in! It really is soooo much fun!

    I’m incredibly jealous of your incredible organization when it comes to the old TBR pile! I really need to do something like that so I stop rebuying books that I already have.

    The View from Saturday is a really quick read…would make for a nice easy one during the bleary-eyed hours.

  6. October 11, 2008 3:51 pm

    yay, I’m so glad you’re doing the read-a-thon too!

    Fables books are a great idea. In fact, I need to see if I can find books 5 and 6 for it. I have Speak on my TBR pile as well and I’m hoping to get to it during the read-a-thon. I see you have High Fidelity…that one’s very gripping and a fairly quick read. The same goes for The Tombs of Atuan.

  7. October 12, 2008 11:05 am

    Debi – The problem is that sometimes I get so busy organizing that I take time that could be used for reading!

    Nymeth – I’m going to have a hard time leaving that stack of Fables alone until next Saturday… I already slipped and read Vol. 2 yesterday.

  8. October 12, 2008 11:25 am

    Wow – good for you! I wanted so badly to participate, but I’ll be working the next morning and just can’t. (But I’ll donate a prize!) Good luck and I hope it’s lots of fun.

  9. October 15, 2008 6:33 am

    Yay! I’m hoping I can participate at least a little bit (probably in the wee hours after hubby has gone to bed). Have a great time!

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