The sign-up list for the April 2013 Dewey’s Read-a-Thon posted this week. I am all in!
My goal is to read at least 10 books. My read-a-thon strategy is to read books under 200 pages and books of short stories so that I feel like I am making good progress. I’ll have a back-up list just in case I don’t like what I chose – or better yet, I finish all 10 books ahead of time.
Please drop by on April 27, 2013 to discuss what I am reading or to cheer me on. I am going to need it.
What books are you planning to read?
Here’s my tentative reading list:
Gnit-Wit Gnipper and the Perilous Plague
Author: TJ Lantz
Paperback: 40 pages
This children’s book will give me a quick “check mark” on my “Read” list.
first love, last rites
Author: Ian McEwan (bestselling author of Atonement: A Novel)
Paperback: 165 pages
McEwan won the Somerset Maugham award for this collection of short stories. The title story was adapted into the film First Love Last Rites starring Natasha Gregson Wagner and Giovanni Ribisi. I’ll watch the movie online (for free) when I am done with the read-a-thon as a reward.
Not from Concentrate
Author: David Wallace Fleming
Ebook: 183 pages
I assume that at some point my eyes will get tired or I’ll get hungry. I downloaded the MP3 audiobook version of this collection of short stories for hands-free and eyes-free reading. It’s free for a limited time on CDbaby.com.
Burnt Toast: Musings on living, loving and saying goodbye
Author: Lenore Skomal
Paperback: 164 pages
I thought that the title of this collection of weekly humor columns was fitting. I am pretty sure that I will feel like burnt toast at some point during this 24-hour read-a-thon.
Breaking Through By Grace: The Bono Story [NOW READING!]
Author: Kim Washburn
Paperback: 112 pages
It’s about Bono. BONO. Need I say more?
The Lotus Keeper
Author: K.R. Dial
Paperback: 203 pages
Yes. It is a smidgen over 200 pages. I need to read a book with something yellow on the cover to complete task #20.6- Messing Around for The Seasonal Reading Challenge on Goodreads.
No Shelter: A Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Author: T.S. Welti
Paperback: 102 pages
This is the first book of the omnibus edition of the No Shelter Trilogy (Books 1, 2, and 3: No Shelter, Left Behind, and Buried Alive). A Post-Apocalyptic Romance? Sounds intriguing. And the ebook is free for Kindle and Kindle Reading Apps (download free apps) for a limited time.
Fish Tank: A Fable for Our Times
Author: Scott Bischke
Paperback: 144 pages
I am going to re-read this fable. It is suitable for all ages. I created a Pinterest board for the book so that I could get an idea of what the animals in the fish tank looked like.
Rediscovering Life: Awaken to Reality
Author: Anthony De Mello
Paperback: 128 pages
“Rediscovering Life is a timeless and compassionate book that will awaken you to the beauty of human experience…”
Level 26: Dark Origins
Authors: Anthony E. Zuiker (creator of the CSI television franchise) & Duane Swierczynski
Paperback: 432 pages
I thought this book might be good to break up the monotony – in spite of its length and subject. It has video extras so I can read and watch. “About every twenty pages, you will have the option of logging in to experience a digital cyber-bridge—a three-minute motion picture scene with A-list actors you might’ve seen in blockbuster films and award winning TV shows. Before your eyes, the characters will spring to life, crime scene details will explode off the screen… ” By the way, there are 20+ copies (paperbacks + hardcovers) of Dark Origins available on PaperBackSwap.com right now. The hardcover ISBN is 0525951253. Order a copy and read along with me.