Friday, October 12, 2012

I Get to Read-a-Thon Tomorrow!

I was a bit bummed this week because I didn't think I would be able to participate in my 3rd 24-hour Read-a-Thon tomorrow. Well, nothing clears up a social calendar like sickness, so it looks like I'm going to be able to read after all!

My good friend Katie will be visiting me in the morning, so I don't plan on getting an early start. And I do need to make a trip to the grocery store at some point (snacks!) but other than that, I'm going to be all taking-care-of-the-baby-and-sick-husband-while-reading. Because that's just how we do around here.

Since I'm participating in Michelle's Reading My Own Books challenge, I'm looking forward to making a dent in the mountain that is my already-owned book stack. And what I'm about to show you isn't even close to all of them.

I've got a stack of books I bought from a local bookstore a couple of months ago, plus a couple books that are technically borrowed but I've had them so long they're really mine. Included are a couple books with shorter stories (or letters) that I can use to split up the day and give my mind a bit of a break.

Plus, I have a stack of old YA books that I read (or didn't, as the case may be) as a kid. I want to re-read these to see if they're worth keeping around for Emily.

I also have my Kindle, which is chalk full of books I keep forgetting about because they can't just slap me in the face every time I walk past my bookshelves.

And finally, I have an audio book (The Mark of Zorro) that I need to finish, and which will be a nice break for my eyes.

Of course, I reserve the right to stray from these stacks, but honestly, I'll just be happy if I make a good dent in my book club pick, Rules of Civility. And maybe read a few of Margaret Mitchell's letters. And a YA book. I'm so indecisive.

Check back here tomorrow for my official Read-a-Thon post, and you can follow my progress on Twitter. See you tomorrow!


  1. You Suck and Gone with the Wind are both great reads. I'll be reading tomorrow too. Have fun!

  2. Wow, that's an enormous pile! Best of luck with the read-a-thon and I hope you all feel better soon :)

    Here's what I'll be reading tomorrow.

  3. Good luck tomorrow! Black Beauty for the win! I've got a bunch of kids books and short stories to work on too.