At 10pm tonight, Saturday 29th April, I will be participating in my second Dewey’s 24hour #readathon.
Please click on the link above if you want to know more about the #readathon. It also contains info on how to sign up. Also the page contains the origin story and pages if you would like to donate towards a charity. Or you could go and see some pre-readathon blogs!
I had so much fun participating in my first #readathon back in October 2016! Not only do you get a lot of reading done, but I love the environment on Twitter, Instagram, Litsy and BookAmino, which you can find me on all of them using @jadedeverafter. What’s better than reading and talking about your reading with others who love to read?
Everyone in the world will start at the same time so please go to website to see what time it will be in your part of the world 🙂
Of course, you don’t have to read for the whole 24 hours and since my start time is at 10pm, I do plan to get a bit of reading in, then some sleep!
I always have a fun time picking out a TBR for a readathon, so without further ado, please see my picks below:
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader – Anne Fadiman
Ex Libris was a Modern Mrs Darcy book club pick that I never got to. I ordered this copy at the start of the year from eBay really cheap. It arrived in perfect condition and is super short, only 128 pages, making it the perfect in between read for a #readathon.
Ex Libris is a collection of essays about Anne Fadiman’s love for reading and books in general, and I have been saving it for a #readathon, even though so many times I’ve eyed it from my shelf, wanting to jump into something made specifically for those of us who love books.
New American Best Friend – Olivia Gatwood
New American Best Friend is the first book of poetry I have ever bought. I followed the Button Poetry Facebook page and saw a video of Oliva Gatwood reading out “Ode to Bitch Face” and knew I had to read more of her work, so I bought the book, even though conversion rates and shipping was super expensive to Australia. This book is super thin, 47 pages long, so another great book to pick up in between the bigger reads.
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
So this is one of those children’s classics that I never, ever read while I was younger.
I run the book club at work and we have decided to participate in Modern Mrs Darcy’s 2017 reading challenge. Yes, there is a theme occurring, I am a BIG fan of Modern Mrs Darcy’s blog, book club, pod cast, reading challenges, etc. Anyway, the Reading for Growth Challenge has a category of:
A Newberry Award Winner or Honor book
One of my work colleague’s researched the list of award winners and saw that Charlotte’s Web was a winner and she owned the book and very generously loaned me her daughter’s copy (who has made me swear to return the book as it was her childhood favourite – as if I wouldn’t – I know the codes of book loaning). So the pressure is on to read this one and return it as soon as possible. Also I read the Witches by Roald Dahl in the last readathon and I found a children’s book to be a great pick, fast to read and immensely enjoyable as well.
Hunted – Meagan Spooner
Once again I am super behind for this month’s bookclub picks. I am a part of a real life YA bookclub hosted by Dymocks Brisbane, where 3 books a month are picked. We are meeting on Wednesday and I haven’t read any! I am going to attempt to read a pick (Roseblood – A.G. Howard) today before the #readathon starts, but I would like to get to this one and hopefully finish it!
Plus, Hunted is a Beauty and the Beast retelling in a fantasy setting! AND it is by Meagan Spooner, who I haven’t read before but she is one half of the writing duo with Amie Kaufman, another author who I love and think is amazing and funny so I am trusting Amie’s great judgement of character 🙂
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful – Eric Lindstrom
This is the actual set book for the bookclub (Dymocks sets a book, we vote for the other two). I need to finish this one as well!
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful focuses on a mental illness and it has great reviews so far. I am looking forward to reading it and seeing what I think.
So all up this is my TBR:
I honestly think I can do it. I also have books due back at the library that I desperately need to read. So if I do get through this stack, I can jump into one of those.
Let me know if you are participating and what your TBR/reading plan will be, I would love to know!