The 24-hour readathon is back! *does quick celebratory dance around desk* Funnily enough, I was so busy in the past couple of weeks that I didn’t even realise it was going to be this weekend until about a week ago! But Dewey’s readathon is by far my favourite bookish event of the year (I know I keep saying this, but it’s true) so I had to sign up.
I’m still not sure how long I’ll be able to stay up because I have some plans for tomorrow (and I’m getting way too old for this staying up all night business), but I’m aiming for the halfway mark this time (12 hours) and we’ll see how it goes. If you’d like to join me – and over 1700 other readers from all around the world – but haven’t signed up yet, fret not: you still have some time. Just go to the 24-Hour Readathon website, check the guidelines and enter your details in the sign up form.
Right until the previous readathon (well, the previous one for me, since I missed the one in April), my biggest problem was that I always chose big books. Not massive ones, but ones long enough that I wasn’t able to get through more than one – or maybe one and a half – during those 24 hours, or however long I participated.
So, to make things easier, I decided to add some shorter and easier books to the mix this time. My TBR pile is still a bit over-ambitious for roughly 12 hours, but I wanted to have a greater selection of books I can choose from. The books I’ll be reading today are:
I went slightly crazy in the library yesterday, and decided to pick up 4 books (the top 3 and the Simpsons comic). Even though it seems big, Tape looked like a pretty quick read, and the font is quite big as well, so I think I’d be able to get through this fairly quickly. I did look at the Goodreads reviews when I got home, though, and… well, let’s just say I’m not so sure anymore. We’ll see. I’ll read a few chapters to see what it’s like and if it annoys the heck out of me (as it seemed to do with most people), I’ll just switch to something else.