This is my book blog, where I review books I read as part of Cannonball Read 15, where members compete to be the first to reach 52. We also try to get people excited about books and reading, and make money for cancer charities. This year, I will be reading and reviewing in memory of my friend Jennie Baxla, who passed away in 2022. As with last year, I hope to at least review 52 books, but I'll be happy to find time to read at all. Wish me luck!
Saturday, 12 October 2013
#Readathon October 2013: Getting ready
Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon looks to have at least 400 bloggers signed up this year, so I'll be in good company. Thanks to a tip from Jenn Lawrence, a veteran of the Read-a-thons, I have read the first chapter or two of every book I was considering for my list, to make sure that they'll hold my interest.
The books I'm planning to read:
Vaginal Fantasy Hangout, and a book that's been on my TBR list for quite some time, because I love Carey's Kushiel books so much, and I'm a huge fan of all things paranormal/urban fantasy. That this book fits into several of my current reading challenges doesn't hurt either. I figured I'd start with this one.
My husband is a HUGE Doctor Who fan. He literally cried with joy because now there are nine more episodes in the world that he has yet to see of the show. Neil Perriman, though, is a bigger fan, and he had his wife Sue, who'd never watched any of the classic series (the show made before 2005), sit down with him and watch EVERY single episode. He also blogged about it, and some of those experiences, as well as a lot of other stuff relating to his fandom (if I'm to be believed) is contained in this book, which I was delighted to be granted an ARC of from NetGalley. I've already read three chapters, and laughed out loud several times, so I'm really looking forward to this one. I won't be reviewing it on the blog until November, as it's not released until November 7th.
Cannonball, and then because there are so many other books out there, crying out to be read. Romance tends to be light, frothy and easy to read, and so this goes on my reading list now.
The Book Smugglers. Too much got in the way of my reading the book, though, so it languished on my TBR shelf. With death being one of the monthly keywords for October, and me just having bought this as an e-book on sale, it seemed like a sign that I really need to get it off my TBR list.
Audible and loaded it onto my Ipod. As the whole book is 13 hours long, I doubt I'll get through all of it, but it'll feel as if I'm really utilising every minute of my Read-a-thon if I listen to a book even when I can't sit, lounge or lie and read.
Books are essential, but so are snacks. So far I've made little pizza rolls (which got cooked a tad too long in the oven, because I forgot to set a timer, but still look delicious). I'm also going to make ham, cheese and scallion muffins and chocolate chip cookies to have enough to nibble on. The fridge is stocked with Coke Zero, and I'm sending the husband to the shop for an assortment of fruit. I think it's going to be a good day for reading.
Labels: #Readathon, baking, lists, Read-a-thon October 2013
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Ooh, we seem to have really similar tastes in books! I have been meaning to check out "Three Parts Dead" and books by Caroline Linden... shall have to check in to see how you enjoy them!!ReplyDelete
(Also, I'm a pretty big whovian myself, so I completely understand your husband's reaction. :')
Oh, I'm excited about the new episodes too. I'm very much looking forward to seeing them. But I didn't grow up in the UK, discovering the show as a child, and then having to wait through the "Wilderness Years", with nothing but books and audios to tide me over until the show was relaunched in 2005.ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting! Happy readathon to you too. I love that people all over the world are spending so much time reading, and interacting with their love for books.