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Dewey's 24 Hr. Read-a-Thon: Fall 2016 Prep Post

Dewey's 24 Hr. Read-a-Thon is now a regular thing for me. They're held in April and October. This will be my third in a row and my fourth all together. I love it! Please consider joining me this Saturday, October 22.

Once again, I'm trying to knock out some of my reading challenge (probably both 2016 and my 50 Book Challenge from last year). I always pick more books than I can read, but I like to have options and read depending on my mood. Shorter books are better, because you can get through them quickly and feel accomplished.

My choices for this round are:

Punch Lines: “Humerus Art”, by George D. Wachob. I won this through Goodreads giveaways, and this will be my book under 100 pgs.

Night, by Elie Wiesel. This will be my book in translation – and RIP, Mr. Wiesel.

Ariel, by Sylvia Plath is my contemporary collection of poetry – I won this book from a mini-challenge hosted by Nisaba Be Praised last read-a-thon! I've read a few poems, but I saved the full (short) book for this read-a-thon.

The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine, by Barbara Tedlock, PH.D. will be the nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes. I'm excited about this one! I should think it qualifies as a feminist theme, right?

And if they come through my library ebooks (I'm next in line for both), I will also have:

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, by Amy Ellis Nutt as a book about a person who is transgender


I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, which I cannot wait to read. This will be the book set in the Middle East.

And if I get in the mood for it, I've been saving “reread a childhood favorite” for a time when I'm feeling it, and I think I'm getting there. My childhood favorite, The Clan of the Cave Bear is a pretty long book, so not really great for read-a-thon, but I may work on it a bit between books.
Tags: 2016 books, books, fun, holidays, links, readathon

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