Yep. You heard me, 24 hours. Saturday (April 21) is the Spring edition of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. Starting at 5am on Saturday morning I’ll be joining 274 other bloggers as we begin reading and attempt to keep reading until 5am Sunday morning. Throughout the readathon I’ll be creating updates (1 every three hours or so) to be published as a post on the following Monday, participating in mini challenges on other blogs, cuddling with my cat and fending off sleep. Sound like a good time? There’s still time to join if you’re interested. Just head over to Dewey’s site and sign up.
What’s in the queue
One Sentence Synopsis: When 13 year old Madison dies and finds herself destined to spend eternity in hell she tries to find out why and is determined to make the best of it.
Why now? I’ve been meaning to read a Palahniuk novel forever and I think it’ll be a good one as it’s short and sounds less complicated than Fight Club and Invisible Monsters.
2. A Monster Calls
One Sentence Synopsis: Conor is awoken by an ancient monster who tells him three tales and expects one in return.
Why now?I’ve been trying to fit this one in forever but I know I won’t want to put it down once I start so I’ve been waiting for the perfect time. Readathon it is!
3. The Age of Persuasion
One Sentence Synopsis: History of the marketing industry and how its campaigns have shaped our culture.
Why now? I really enjoy Terry O’Reilly’s CBC podcast on marketing and have been interested in this book for a while. I suspect I’ll read a chapter or two of this to clear my head between long bouts of fiction.
4. The Watch That Ends the Night
One Sentence Synopsis: Twenty four short stories told by voices from the Titanic including: Molly Brown, John Jacob Astor, a young child, a con man and the iceberg itself.
Why now? Much like A Monster calls I know once I get started on this one I won’t want to stop. I can already hear myself saying, “Just one more chapter.”
5. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
One Sentence Synopsis: Just before the Earth is demolished to make way for an intergalactic freeway, Arthur is saved by his best friend, Ford, and taken on a space adventure guided by the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Why now? This has been on my TBR list forever and will be a great short book to finish and boost my confidence during the readathon.
6.An Abundance of Katherines
One Sentence Synopsis: After being dumped by the 19th straight Katherine, Colin goes on a quest to create a theorem that will predict the future of his love life.
Why now? Finally, my first John Green novel! This was supposed to be Paper Towns but when I found out my book club was reading this for April I switched it out.
Feel free to bring me coffee at any time!