Thursday, October 7, 2010

24 Hour Read-A-Thon

I've never done a read-a-thon but I've stayed up for over 24 hours before. So what did I do, I signed up for Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon but now of course, I'm like YIKES. I am just going to try my best to read as long as I can and as much as I can and try to enjoy myself while reading. 

I have a list of books I'm thinking about and hoping some of you can help me choose a couple to start with. Here goes.


  1. City of Bones, Beautiful Creatures, Reckoning, Fallen, Beautiful Lies, Last to Die - in that order =)

  2. Beautiful Lies is awesome.....

  3. I've read only Beautiful Creatures & I loved it & I recommend it & almost all of the others are on my tbr list, so great reading list :) I hope you'll have lots of fun :)

  4. Great, thanks Aleksandra. It looks like Beautiful Lies and Beautiful Creatures are at the top of the list. Maybe I will get ambitious enough to try reading a third book :-)

  5. Those are some great books!! Be sure to save some of the YA ones for when you are tired. Good luck and have lots of fun!
    Team Simile :)

  6. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  7. Thank you guys. I'm off to a late start. I guess I better get going then huh

  8. You have some great options there. I particularly enjoyed City of Bones and The Help.

    Hope you are enjoying your readathon experience.

  9. Here's your Hour 10 Cheer!

    We love Bronte,
    Austen too!
    We love reading!
    How about you?

    Hope you're having a great Readathon!

  10. Thank you to all the cheerleaders. It's my 5th hour and I'm still on the same book. I'm almost done though. I have had a bit of distractions throughout the morning. I have to be better prepared next year.

  11. I've got Fallen on my list too but I'm not sure I'll be able to get to it. You have a lot of great books - good luck!!