April 10-11, 2010
It’s that time again when readers all over the world drop everything to read for 24 hours. Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon will kick off on April 10th at 5:00 AM PST. To sign up, go to this post. To learn more about the event, check out the FAQ page.
I have participated in several of these events – and I never make it the whole 24 hours, but I do have fun and read a lot of books and connect with a lot of other crazy readers doing the same thing. This year, I will be very happy if I participate for 15 to 18 hours.
I have started gathering book choices to read. Experience has taught me to choose books which are short or light or exciting or easy to read. So far, this is what I am considering (typically I manage 3 books during this event):
- The Marriage of True Minds by Stephen Evans (a witty novel which explore modern love and animal rescue – 179 pages)
- Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson (a suspense thriller – 424 pages)
- Summer World by Bernd Heinrich (non fiction view of animal survival in Summer – 230 pages)
- The Lumby Lines by Gail Fraser (small town novel with quirky characters – 302 pages)
- Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger (the first novel in the Cork O’Connor mystery series – 436 pages)
- What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura van den Berg (collection of short stories – 205 pages)
- In An Uncharted Country by Clifford Garstang (collection of short stories – 186 pages)
- Impatient With Desire by Gabrielle Burton (historical fiction about the Donner party – 236 pages)
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (suspense thriller – 465 pages)
This is, of course, all subject to change. What I’ve learned about the Read-A-Thon is that you need to leave a lot of flexibility for “whim” and when your eyes are so tired you can barely see anymore!