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So. I'm participating in Dewey's Read-a-thon, which simply means I will be stuck in a nook somewhere, reading, for the next twenty-four hours. Official start is in less than an hour!

Here's a list of books I might read in the next twenty-four hours:

readathon picks

1. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K Jerome
I've actually started this one, though I've been rather slow reading it -- I read bits from it when I need a break from other books. The three men weren't even in a boat yet when I last stopped. The book is hilarious. I picked it up after reading Connie Willis's To Say Nothing of the Dog, which I loved.

2. The Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman
I've read all the books in the series except this one, and Fables and Reflections. We couldn't find a copy of it so I just skipped it when I was reading the series. We have a copy of Fables and Reflections now, I think; I'll throw it into the mix if I need another graphic novel to read.

3. To Lie with Lions by Dorothy Dunnett
This is the book I'm currently reading. Right now I'm at the start of Chapter 15, and I'll probably manage a few more chapters of it. I can't stop reading the series, though sometimes things get a bit unbearable -- the tension! the plotting! the political machinations! -- that I stop and take break and read other books. This is book six of eight in the House of Niccolò series.

4. The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt
I don't think it's very likely I'll start this -- in the unlikely event I finish To Lie with Lions (it's 626 pages), I'll probably jump into Caprice and Rondo, the next book in the series. But I wanted to add it to the pile because I think the cover's lovely!

5. The Lying Carpet by David Lucas
This is a book my sister picked up when we last went to a bookstore. I have no idea what it's about, but the illustrations are pretty and the title is intriguing, so I appropriated it for this read-a-thon.

6. Town Boy by Lat
A graphic novel about a boy growing up in Ipoh. This would be a reread. I love Lat's books, but this one and Kampung Boy are my favourites.

And those are my books!

I won't be posting hourly updates -- it's more likely I'll update using Twitter, and probably add comments to this post instead of making new posts.

Fifteen minutes to go!

(The only downside to this is I won't have time for bug fixing *looks at bug 1886 woefully* but I'll try to get it done by tomorrow night. It's mostly done, but done in the wrong places, heh. It shouldn't take much work to get it fixed, I think.)

P/S: OpenID works on Dreamwidth -- you can log in with your blog's URL if you're using a blogging service that supports OpenID, like Blogger and WordPress. :D

read a thon Cheerleader!!!

Date: 24 October 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Such a great morning here in South Alabama, just the perfect time to grab that cup of coffee and read, read, read!!! So keep up the great reading and enjoy!!!
the Transcendentalists team!

Date: 24 October 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] booknaround.blogspot.com
Happy reading today! I hope you're having fun already. :-)


Date: 24 October 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I just want to say, I have wanted to read Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog, ever since I read Connie Willis' To Say Nothing of the Dog...every post I visit, I am adding to my TBR pile. Keep up the good reading!


Date: 24 October 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] presentinglenore.blogspot.com
Looks like you have some good reads lined up! Have fun!

Date: 24 October 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millymarie.wordpress.com
Happy reading today!!!

Date: 25 October 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm popping by to offer some cheering! Give me an R! Give me an E! Give me an A! Give me a D! What does that spell?! Read! Read! Read!


Date: 25 October 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] michellesmastermusings.com
Way to hang in there! Halfway through - keep it up!

Date: 25 October 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alitareads.wordpress.com
Can you believe we're already past the half way point? It's gone by so fast! I hope you're still having fun - enjoy your remaining books :)

Date: 25 October 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
We're coming up on the final quarter! You've done great so far-see it through to the end! You can do it!



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