Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon, I'm in!

I'm in need of a day of reading. Lucky for me, Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon is this Saturday, and I've decided to join for the first time. My personal challenge? No TV. Saturday is my couch potato day - watching America's Next Top Model re-runs (like I haven't seen them a hundred times before), HGTV, and the Food Network, catching up on blogs, and filling out job applications. But not this Saturday! I'm going to read, read, read, and read some more. And I know that lots of people will be blogging about what they're reading, and I love that we have cheerleaders and mini-challenges, but I'm going to try really, really, really hard not to get online at all on Saturday. I want it just to be about the reading, and I'll just have to catch up with the blogs on Sunday!

So, I know you're wondering - what will I be reading? Well, I just picked up a whole lot of awesome library loot to add to my already wonderful piles and piles of books awaiting my attention. My goal is to read at least one book from each of the following categories.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman (currently reading and want to finish! I love it, but I haven't had time to devote to it.)
Changeless by Gail Carriger

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Will Grayson, Will Grayon by John Green and David Levithan
Far From Gringo Land by Edward Myers
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (An Enola Holmes Mystery) by Nancy Springer
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma
The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman
Falling In by Frances O'Roark Dowell
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
The Runaway Princess by Kate Coombs
The Runaway Dragon by Kate Coombs
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Blankets by Craig Thompson (I will finally read this one!)
Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale (I should also finish this)
The Color of Earth by Tong-hwa Kim
The Color of Water by Tong-hwa Kim
The Color of Heaven by Tong-hwa Kim
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde illustrated by P. Craig Russell
Kitchen Princess by Natsumi Ando

I'm pretty darn excited. How about you?



Lenore said...

I think that's a great goal! best of luck :)

Jan von Harz said...

Holy Book Lists Natalie, you have a really long list there. I hope you can get through at least half of those. I will be checking in to see how well you fared.

Peaceful Reader said...

What great books you have on your lists! I am interested in Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Fablehaven. Good Luck!!

Kathleen said...

I've signed up to be a cheerleader and your blog is one I have been "assigned" to. I look forward to hearing all about your experience tomorrow and to cheer you on. It's nice to have discovered a new blog!

Cassandra said...

Several good books in there! It's my first time doing this too. Good luck!

Nise' said...

Great line up of books for your reading enjoyment!

Nikola said...

Such an amazing pile - especially Will Grayson! I wanna read that one real bad (plus, I need some GLBT YA books for the GLBT challenge).

Anyways, it's my first read-a-thon as well this year, it should be super exciting!

Miss K said...

I am not on your official cheerleading roster but wanted to wish you good luck!

Felicia S. said...

Good Luck! Go Team Woodsworth! What a great selection you have there---Happy Reading!

ferrywoman said...

Good luck, Natalie! I hope you reach that goal and hit the mark. I'll be cheering you on!

softdrink said...

Traditional read-a-thon blessing:

May the bookshelf be there to greet you.
May all the books appeal.
May the fridge be full of tasty snacks;
the words fall soft upon your eyes and until the read-a-thon ends,
may you always hold a book in the palm of your hand.

Good luck today!

Laura (Reading and Rooibos) said...

Hi Natalie! Best wishes for a happy Read-a-thon! Your book piles are jam-packed full of things I've read or want to read soon. :) I just picked up Will Grayson, Will Grayson and it's hysterical. Very fast-paced, so I can see that being a good choice for the Read-a-thon. Also, I can't speak highly enough of Blankets. Looks like a bit of a chunkster, but once I got sucked in, I was hooked. It's beautiful. <3

vvb32 reads said...

changeless is delightful! you'll get lots of laughs from that one. definitely read it!

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