Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon: My (Tentative) TBR Pile
Hey guys! I’m really excited to be participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon for the first time this year! My friends Courtney @ Abducted By Books and Kate @ Midnight Book Girl have been participating for a long time, and I always enjoyed seeing their posts about their progress. So I decided to jump in myself this time!
I’m not sure of the protocol, but I thought I’d go ahead and write a little post about the read-a-thon and my TBR pile so that if any of you are interested, you still have time to sign up! You can go to the Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon homepage for all the info, but here are the basics:
- What: A 24-Hour Read-A-Thon, of course! And, with mini-challenges!
- Who: Anyone can join! Sign up at 24hourreadathon.com.
- When: This Saturday, April 21, 2012 (But the read-a-thon happens twice a year)
- Where: At your home, your work, wherever you can read, and then participants will post about their progress and participate in mini-challenges in the blogosphere! The homepage is 24hourreadathon.com.
- Why: To catch up on that TBR pile, meet other book lovers, or simply as an excuse to read for 24 hours!
Let me know if any of you decide to participate and I’ll be sure to stop by your blog during the read-a-thon!
So here is my (tentative) read-a-thon TBR pile. I am a slllloooowww reader (I’ve recently realized that it takes me, on average, 5 days to read a book. Horrendous! This must be rectified!), so I only have 1 major goal for the day – read these two books:
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld
The Lover’s Dictionary is 211 pages long, but most of the pages only have a few sentences on them, so I figure that this will be a nice quick one to start off with. Plus, I really can’t wait to read it! And I loved the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, so I’m really looking forward to reading Shay’s Story. I haven’t actually read any manga before, but I enjoy anime and I think this could also be a pretty quick read for me.
Once I’m done with those (because I really hope to at least finish those two books and then move on to another), I have this pile that I’m going to choose from, plus a few others:
Tithe by Holly Black
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty (not pictured)
Storybound by Marissa Burt (not pictured)
I tried to stick with semi-small books so that I could possibly get through more. But I really don’t know how many I’ll be able to get through.
But I’ll probably pick up Sloppy Firsts next after those first two, because I read it a couple of years ago (through the now-defunct Visual Bookshelf Influential Readers Program on Facebook), and I didn’t really enjoy it very much. But a lot of bloggers I follow absolutely LOVE this series. I think I might not have been that into it because I really hadn’t fallen in love with YA books yet at that time. So I really want to give it another chance. I thought it was one of the books that I got through Visual Bookshelf that is still on my computer, but unfortunately it was one that I read online. So I’ve placed a hold at my library for it. So yeah, definitely going to read that one after the first two.
And Storybound is free online for April so if I get through those three I might go ahead and read Storybound next. But who knows what mood I’ll be in? I might really want to read a book about fairies, or one about witches… Of course, I have about a hundred other books on my shelves that I can pick from as well.
So anyway, those are my (tentative) read-a-thon TBR piles. If you’re participating, what are your piles looking like? And be sure to let me know if you’re participating so I can be sure to visit your blog on Saturday!
Oh, and a little Ryan Gosling love for the read-a-thon – this was made by Kate @ Midnight Book Girl and she graciously let me use it on this post. Thanks Kate!