The Readathon is Almost Here

October 9, 2010

Last October, I experienced my first 24-hour-readathon. I still felt pretty new to the book blogging world and I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting into. But I had a blast. And met so many awesome people. So I am thrilled that this October’s readthon is on the one Saturday I have no plans this month (although I will be watching the Michigan/Michigan State game in the middle – I assume Emily is with me on this one).

I’ve decided to dedicate next week’s readathon to library books. Because they are quickly taking over my staircase (that’s where they live when the come to say with me) and I would love to actually read a few of them before they must be returned. So my reading list was pretty easy to come up with. These are the books I currently have checked out and I hope to get to 2-3 of them next Saturday.

Knowing me, I’ll probably end up reading the two YA books during he readathon but I’ll see how I feel then.

Have you signed up yet? You really should…

21 thoughts on “The Readathon is Almost Here

  1. Iris October 1, 2010 / 8:15 am

    I signed up a few weeks ago. I really need to start giving some thought as to which books I want to read.

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  2. Bina October 1, 2010 / 9:29 am

    Oh good with the read-a-thon! You’re pile looks really great, lots of good choices πŸ™‚

    I thought about participating this year, but I’ll be in Copenhagen. Maybe next year though.

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  3. Amanda October 1, 2010 / 9:32 am

    I can’t wait for Readathon! I’m completely winging it this time. I have no idea what i plan to read and i’m not even making a pile.

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    • Michelle October 1, 2010 / 5:43 pm

      I did that last time. I had no pile and I liked it. But I really need to get to these library books this time.

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  4. M (notarevolution) October 1, 2010 / 11:43 am

    I signed up for the Readathon too, this will be my first year participating. Unfortunately, I signed up before a whole lot of family obligations came up, and I’ll also be taking a break to watch the Michigan game. But I’m hoping I’ll still get some reading in.

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  5. Maria October 1, 2010 / 1:08 pm

    I’m so excited for the readathon! It will be my first one. Still compiling the reading list…

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  6. Escapist October 1, 2010 / 4:40 pm

    Got some great ones there! I wish I didn’t have a test tuesday. Haha.

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    • Michelle October 1, 2010 / 5:44 pm

      Well it’s NEXT Saturday – the 9th. Does that change anything? (Wasn’t sure if you caught the date).

      Even if you just sign up for a little bit of cheerleading, it’s a great way to meet some other book bloggers.

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      • Escapist October 2, 2010 / 9:10 am

        …welp, I can tell I spent the last two days frying my brain in clinical lol.

        Next saturday I’ll be with my boyfriend (LDR). I’ll check it out though πŸ˜€

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  7. Kelly October 1, 2010 / 4:53 pm

    Try and read Room, too; it’s amazing! πŸ™‚

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    • Michelle October 1, 2010 / 5:43 pm

      That one might actually be due earlier. Might have to read that during the week. But I will read it. I’ve only heard good things.

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  8. Michelle October 1, 2010 / 5:03 pm

    I commend you for doing this AGAIN! Kudos to you. I don’t think I could focus for that long… πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see the results!

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  9. Leeswammes (Judith) October 1, 2010 / 5:09 pm

    I’m doing the readathon too! I’m looking really forward to it. I’ll be reading books from my TBR shelve. I’ve got a possible list already. Hope I can get a few of them read.

    As I’m in the Netherlands, the read-a-thon will be from 2pm Sat to 2pm Sun, so a little awkward.

    Good luck and I’ll see you around!

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    • Michelle October 1, 2010 / 5:45 pm

      Yes. That would be awkward. I have yet to make it past 1pm during one of these so I should probably call it the 17 hour readathon.

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  10. She October 1, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    I hope you love Preludes and Nocturnes! Even if you’re on the fence, keep on reading the series– they get better with each one!

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  11. Vishy October 2, 2010 / 8:17 am

    Your reading pile looks wonderful, Michelle! I love the title ‘Russian Winter’ (which is most of the year for Russians, I think :)) Would love to hear your thoughts on it.

    I am not sure whether I would signup for the readathon this year. It is festival time in my place and I have to make a few visits next weekend. If I change my mind in the 11th hour, I will try to join. Hope you have a wonderful time at the readathon. I will be cheering you and other blogfriends.

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  12. Michelle October 4, 2010 / 7:23 pm

    Linger should be the first you read. SO awesome and a very quick read overall. It will give you that burst of accomplishment πŸ™‚

    I’m a fly by the seat of my pants girl so I have no idea what I’ll read but I suspect the first of my selections will be somethng thin and fast!

    Good luck and enjoy.

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  13. TopherGL October 4, 2010 / 8:29 pm

    How exciting! And oh. my. god. I have the craziest stack of library books that I need to get through. Linger and Room are on my list, too! Not yet in at the library, though I think Mr. Peanut is waiting for me.

    I may end up just hopping around while people read. Depends on what gets dropped on my head before school’s out Friday. Enjoy this, though! Woo!

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  14. Michelle October 5, 2010 / 8:47 pm

    That’s a great stack of books! Linger counts as YA, so you should be good there.

    I wish I was participating this time around, but my reasons for not participating are too cool to feel too badly. Have fun!

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  15. Christine October 6, 2010 / 10:34 am

    Those are such great choices! I wish we had a library like yours 😦 It’s my first time to join the read-a-thon and I still haven’t made plans. Oh no.

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  16. Christy October 8, 2010 / 8:27 pm

    Like you, the read-a-thon fell on the one Saturday that I didn’t have any binding obligations. I’ve been seeing Room everywhere in the blogosphere and only good things, so that seems like a good choice.

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