Sunday, 28 March 2010

The Sunday Salon: Dewey's Read-a-Thon sign-up post


I'm hoping to get some reading in today, I really want to finish Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter, I'm half way through and absolutely love it! Although I have a copy with a teeny font. Stopping me completing it will be stacks of housework, marking and bits and bobs to do in town. I'm also supposed to be off to the cinema later, which will no doubt include food.

I'm also officially signing up for Dewey's Read-a-Thon. I took part in both of last years and really enjoyed it both times. I've never managed the full 24 hours, maybe I'll manage this year as it is half-term so I will have plenty of time to recover.
Worryingly, I've been eying up the books on my stacks for the last few weeks making mental booklists of what I should be reading. At the moment I'm veering towards some novellas, The Hunger Games and some of my Once Upon a Time choices. I'll also make sure I have some graphic novels and an audiobook on hand for those tired moments.
I'm still debating whether to be a cheerleader or not. Last year I had problems with pages not loading properly, and a few sites made my computer open them hundreds of times and then crash my computer. I'm considering searching through the signups before hand and adding 10 participants to my google reader and just cheerleading those few. That way I can pick readers with similar book tastes to me and I will have checked out their pages before hand.

See what everyone else is doing on a Sunday at The Sunday Salon

8 comments:

Vivienne said...

Good luck with the read-a- thon. I am out all day on that day so I know I won't be able to join in. Maybe I might be able to actually join the October one.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I keep contemplating the Read-A-Thon, but haven't yet joined in one.

I have only been blogging (in earnest) for almost a year.

My Salon:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-salon_28.html

Bellezza said...

So many interesting adventures out there, from Once Upon a Time to the Read A Thon to Brothers Karamazov which I'm so glad you joined! I'll be seeing you at all those places.

Maree said...

I hope you're having fun with the readathon! :D

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Hope you are having lots of fun with the Read A Thon!

This cheer is so cheesy,
you'll get a little queasy,
but reading will be breezy!

Colette (Team Shelley)

Emily said...

I hope things are going well with the readathon and are getting through lots of great books! Happy reading!

Kat said...

How's the reading going? You're in the land of love now-- enjoy!

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

I hope you had a good reading day!