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Dewey's Read-a-Thon; Saturday, October 12

This year, I plan to participate in Dewey's Read-a-Thon for the very first time. I learned about this wonderful 24 hr read-a-thon from kiwiria. You read books, post about them, and visit other readers' blogs if you want.

My good friend Karen GoatKeeper is having her book release party that day, so I will take a short break to participate in that. I think it definitely counts as reading goodness though. Please visit her site and show her some love! This is a wonderful thing for her.

I tried to gather some good, short books that I could zip through next Saturday. Unfortunately, my local library system is tiny and only had one out of about a dozen books that I'd been looking for. So I also went through this far-too-messy house and tried to find some good books that I've been meaning to read forever but hadn't gotten around to. It's my hope that this will seriously help with my pathetic 2013 Books Read post. I may not finish them all, but I'll bounce between books as interest dictates.

My To-Read List So Far (please feel free to make suggestions, and I'll add them if I can find them)


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Oct. 6th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
I love Dewey's Read-A-Thon. Sadly I'm working that day, but I'm going to do what I can.
Oct. 6th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I'll try to peek in on you during the day then. I'm going to try to participate for as many of the 24 hrs as I can.
Oct. 6th, 2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
I don't use this blog for it, and I don't know if I'm going to be able to do much posting. We'll see. I was thinking about just doing the whole thing on Sunday instead.
Oct. 6th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you'll be joining! I'm looking so much forward to it :)

You'll want to go with light, quickly read books. I'm much more likely to read 4 250p books than 1 1000p book. YA is good. I've read the Mary Higgins Clark book on your list, and if you're into that kind of reading then it should be good for Dewey. Otherwise I recommend authors like Margaret Peterson Haddix, Tamora Pierce and Anne McCaffrey.

Will you be posting progress reports here?
Oct. 12th, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
Sorry - I tried to post this comment the other day, and LJ wouldn't let me post all day! Here's what I tried to post:

I'm not sure if I'm into MHC. I don't think I've ever actually read a book of hers, but this was the only one suggested on the Dewey site that appealed to me that I was able to find at our local library.

I'm not a YA fan though. I've tried a few through bookclubfiction, and they just don't seem to be my thing. Been wanting to try some Tamora Pierce though. A few people have suggested her for Eden to read. I'll have to see if the library has any that I can check out.

Yep, I plan to check in every now and then here! I may find a few shorter books to add to my list between now and then, but I think I have a decent mix of various genres to pop between. I'll probably tackle that WD comic first. Super short, and I've been needing to catch up there!
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