4 Sep 2013

Dewey's Read-a-Thon - Autumn 2013

Of course I'm signing up again! This year it's October 12th, and by an amazing stroke of luck my husband will be away with work that day AND I don't have church/Sunday school the following morning, so for the first time EVER I don't have to "be sensible" and go to bed at a reasonable hour ;)

Can't wait :) It's still far enough away that I have no clue what I'll be reading, but I thought I'd use this post to list ideas as I think of them. I know from earlier years that short'ish books are preferable as the thrill of finishing a book spurs me on, so I'd be more likely to make it through 5 books of 200 pages than 1 book of 1000 pages (I usually make it just over 1000 pages for a read-a-thon). Also physical books are better than ebooks - probably for much the same reason, I need to be able to FEEL the amount of pages left to read getting smaller.

Suggestions and recommendations are ALWAYS welcome :)

* The End of Summer - Rosamunde Pilcher
* The Descendants - Kaui Hart Hemmings
* Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
* Joy for Beginners - Erica Bauermeister
* A Dip in the Ocean - Sarah Outen (slightly longer, but has lots of photos, so it might still work=

Slightly longer books that might still work as they seem like light reads.
* Magic or Madness - Justine Larbalestier
* Laced with Magic - Barbara Bretton
* Glow - Amy Kathleen Ryan

Possible e-books
* Crown Duel - Sherwood Smith
* Battle Magic - Tamora Pierce
* Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn
* Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
* Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath - Helene Boudreau
* Holidays on Ice - David Sedaris (a book of essays could be both a good or a bad thing... we'll see...)

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