Friday 20 April 2012

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon is TOMORROW!

It is! And I already know that I'm definitely not going to be reading for 24 hours, and that I'm probably going to start at like 10am my time or something, because last time I started at 1pm and I nearly DIED waiting for it! So I'll be a few hours ahead of, you know, everyone else, but at least I'll get some quality reading in! And be in bed at a reasonable hour (like, midnight? 14 hours of reading ain't bad, people!) Of course, life being the SUCKFEST that it is, my mum's having her second lot of chemo today, so I don't know how she'll be feeling by tomorrow (although, if the last time is anything to go by, she'll be feeling GREAT because of all these steroids they give her to start off with that make you feel amazing, and, you know, enhance her life-ish performance) so I don't know if she'll need things done for her. BUT either way, there will be reading, and it will be good. There will also probably be ice cream, but probably NOT Doritos, because a whole big bag in one day = bad times.

But what will I be reading, I hear you cry! Hang on guys, I'm just getting to it! Behold!
I realise that picture is riDICulous because I took it in an area of low light (i.e. my whole house) plus you can't at all see the titles of the books! I'm a crazy person. But allow me to tell you about my book choices:
Watership Down by Richard Adams- It's the book I'm reading at the moment and I'm... I don't hate it, but it's not going down so quickly. So, I'll read it in a time where I'm not going to do anything but read! Then I'll have to read the fucker!
The Hours by Michael Cunningham- This is one of my favourite ever books, so I'd read it in any kind of situation. Sadly, I'll probably only read it if I'm struggling with everything else, but it's like the greatest back-up ever.
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe- A bit of an eccentric choice, but it's part of my Back to the Classics Challenge list, and it's short. Which is always good.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling- It looks funny. Funny is good. I'm way excited to read it.
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood- Possibly the book least likely to be read (sorry, Margaret!) but it seems like everyone's been reading this lately, and, well, I wanna! It looks too big and exhausting to be anything but book 1 though, and that honour is already with Watership Down.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon- I read this in an afternoon once, it can be done again.
And the two books at the back are just in case I get tired of reading actual words and want some pictures as well! So they are Moomins Volume 2, and MetaMaus, which I'm so excited about reading I could puke! So maybe, you know, I'll get 'bored of reading words' pretty quickly, you know what I'm saying?

That was probably more explanation than anyone in the world needed, but hey, I like to explain things. So, tell me- who is else readathoning? And what are you planning on reading? I really need to know, cause I could easily change my choices!


  1. Gosh I completely forgot that the readathon is this weekend. No idea what books my readathon pile will consist of yet, but I know for sure that Doritos will be included in my snacks. It's a readathon tradition after all.. Hope you have a lovely time!

  2. I'm joining! I love your book selections. The Hours is on my soon list, too. The Help is first on my list tomorrow. :)

  3. I'm doing the readathon, too! Your book selection is snazzy. I'm going to make a pile tonight (and then probably abandon it tomorrow for other things).

    Sending good thoughts your mom's way.

  4. I love that you picked Moomins & MetaMaus instead you get tired of words but you won't stop reading!! That is dedication. Also, I know nothing of Moomins except this Cracked thing I read yesterday, so yeah...

  5. Good luck and have fun! I'm not participating this year, though I will most likely be reading at some point tomorrow. Also, you've reminded me I need to get Maus II!

    Things Fall Apart is a good choice. It's prose is quite simple and it reads very quickly, much like The Curious Incident.

  6. Oh man, the readathon. Sadness at not being able to participate. SOMEDAY I will not be out of town.

    Watership Down...yeah, government shown through bunnies. Didn't really get into it. Annnd I know almost nothing about the others, but I APPLAUD YOU for reading them/trying to.

    I'm so, so sorry you have all this crap happening in your life, madam. I hope your mom feels great tomorrow.

  7. hey
    That is a great list
    I am participating for the first time, and I don't know just how much I can read
    Hope your mom gets well soon

  8. I hope your momma feels okay today.

    Also, I have ice cream AND Doritos in my house. AND jalapeno poppers. Yes, readathoning is all about the junk food :-)

  9. What a fantastic reading list! I hope the readathon went/is going well. And I hope your mum's chemo went well too.