Let’s Readathon!



For far too long I have hesitated on this. Things going on, kids getting in the way, life busy busy busy.

But this year, I’m avoiding all the excuses and jumping into the fray – I’m Joining the 24-hour Read-a-thon, hosted by the very awesome Heather and Andi of The Estella Society! (This post by Amanda from Fig and Thistle about  surviving the readathon as a parent kinda helped)

It’s not that I don’t read every day, but the difference with a readathon is that feeling of community, the thought that there are other people in different parts of the world spending as much time as they possibly can cheerleading, hosting, participating, reading together.

And I want to be a part of that!

I wish I could read my way through most of the day, but that’s quite unlikely. My husband’s boss is throwing a dinner at his house so that means we have to make the hour-long drive to the city and back (but I’ll try to read along the way!). And my kids aren’t quite at the do your own thing stage yet (at least the just-turned-one isn’t, the three-year-old manages to busy himself for a while and then turns to me), so with the husband working from home this weekend (busy season), it’s going to be a bit tough to try to read much. But I will do what I can! A big part of that is going to be about e-books – it’s easier to turn pages from an e-reader, be it the Kindle or the phone. But I’ve got a stack of library books and some of my own bookshelf-books, just in case!

So here’s to my first Dewey’s Readathon! I’m wondering what’s the best way to update though. One big post in which I add to might be my best bet, although probably not every hour! And maybe a little bit on twitter (I’m @Olduvai, how about you?).

Here’s my stack (photo above), with some graphic novels, one non-fiction and lots more fiction!

As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece – Joan Reardon, Avis DeVoto
The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman
Huntress – Malindo Lo (currently reading)
Morning Glories Vol 1 and 2 – Nick Spencer
The Sons of Heaven – Kage Baker
Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero – Fred Chao (not in photo)

The Golem and the Jinni – Helene Wecker
The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
The Fairy Godmother – Mercedes Lackey (currently reading)

Are you joining the Read-a-thon? 



  1. Awww, I just reread The Outsiders – it was probably the defining book of my mid-teens – and it was so good! I nearly picked up Tex for the readathon, which was the next Hinton novel I devoured all those years ago, but the print’s a bit small for concentrated reading I think. Very best of luck this weekend, you’ve got a lovely selection there! 🙂


    1. I’ve never read Hinton before! At least I don’t think so…. So I’m looking forward to reading Outsiders.
      Thanks for dropping by!


  2. You have a great-looking stack! Johnny Hiro is a perfect readathon read along with The Outsiders. I hope you enjoy readathoning. I’ll come back throughout the event to cheer you on.


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