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Friday, October 23rd, 2009

So my book selection for the readathon isn’t very varied as far as genre and reading levels go, but I think I’ve got a good chance of getting through quite a bit if the books are as good as I’ve heard they are. Nearly all of these have been highly praised on LibraryThing, and the only re-read on the stack is Takami’s Battle Royale. I’m also a little under a hundred pages into John Grisham’s The Associate, and have the Harry Potter books on standby if I just can’t get into anything at any point.

in no particular order

Given that (a) I’m not on my own computer, so the absence of my LibraryThing cache and the presence of a new-to-me browser would slow me down, and (b) I heart my iPhone, I’ll be using Twitter and/or Facebook to update along the way. I’m going to unlock my Twitter account (aglaia531) for the readathon, and will add you on Facebook (Kirsten Griffith) if you state in a message sent with your friend request that you’re along for the readathon ride.

And on that note, I’m going to veg with my kitties and some NCIS before getting a few hours of sleep to prepare for the big event!

Read-a-thon? Why not?

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I’ve been hesitant to commit to Dewey’s read-a-thon, primarily because my life has been so crazy that I can hardly find a solid hour, let alone twenty-four of them, to dedicate to reading. However, the timing has worked out so that I will be house-and-cat-sitting and therefore unable to make progress on my own unpacking and settling project, so what better excuse?

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I’m not going to have my own library on hand, so I’ll go through my ex’s books tonight and select a stack of titles she kept that I’d like to read but haven’t yet; those will be my main focus, and I’ll probably go with YA fantasy series for fillers if I get in a rut. My goal, though, is to complete books and not skip around so much as to leave several in various states of completion. I’ll also make sure to have lots of snacky foods and beverages at the ready, though I’ve become quite adept at reading and cooking simultaneously over the years :)

Are you participating in the read-a-thon? Is it your first time, or are you a veteran? Got any tips for a last-minute newbie?