Last year was the first time I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon and I had a blast! In years past I always heard about it after the fact, which just goes to prove that shelling out moola for a smartphone continues to be worth it as I’m definitely more connected to the world of online bibliophiles with it. (Let’s not talk about how I just smashed the screen of said phone about an hour ago.)
For those of you who haven’t heard about it, Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-at-thon is just what it sounds like: readers read for 24 hours (or whatever time they have that day). This year’s date is April 25th. Visit the blog at http://24hourreadathon.com/ for more info–there’s an FAQ, start times, links to various social media sites–and to sign up. You do not need a blog to participate.
Due to previously made plans in the Big Apple that weekend, I’ll only be able to read about 4 hours this time around. One of those hours we be dedicated to being a cheerleader, which is an awesome way to meet new (to me) bloggers and see what (and how) everyone is reading.
Not sure yet what I’ll read, but I’m currently considering these three:
1. The Best American Mystery Stories of the 19th Century, edited by Otto Penzler. My mom got me this for Christmas. I’m learning towards choosing a few of the stories by writers I’ve never heard of before like Rodrigues Ottolengui.
2. Fram by Steve Himmer. I’m planning to get this one read before meeting the author next month at BooktopiaVT
3. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey: My mystery book club’s pick for May.
I'm participating too, but haven't decided what will be on my reading list yet. I'm going to go through my piles tomorrow to start building my pile.
Going through piles and imagining is half the fun, isn't it?