Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon: The Books

I've got a plan, now for the books.  Following my own tips in the previous post, the books in my stack for the 24 Hour Read-a-thon this weekend are all either short, and/or include pictures, or are YA ones that are supposedly very quick, suspenseful reads. 


The stack:
Big in Japan: A Ghost Story by M. Thomas Gammarino -- A new book coming out at the beginning of November from the lovely people at Chin Music Press.  It would be great if I could read it this weekend but either way I'll be reading it soon.
The Vampire of Ropraz by Jacques Chessex -- This one is so short, it's a novella really. I'm thinking of reading this one late at night, when the house is quiet....
The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins -- Another short one, this is the book I'll be reviewing for The Classics Circuit Wilkie Collins' tour next month.
The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins -- I'm leaning towards starting with The Hunger Games since I'll be starting my reading early and will have a few hours of uninterrupted reading before the read-a-thon officially begins.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness -- I'm not sure I'll read this during the read-a-thon, especially if I read The Hunger Games and maybe Catching Fire as well, but I've heard such good things about it it's on the stack anyway. 
French Milk by Lucy Knisley -- A graphic novel for when I'm getting sleepy.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie -- Not a graphic novel but it does have lots of illustrations and generally looks like it'll be a fun read.
Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 by David Petersen -- The art in these books is so gorgeous; perfect for tired eyes.
The Three Incestuous Sisters by Audrey Niffenegger (not shown) -- Ditto on being good for when my eyes are tired of too many words.

I'm looking forward to all of them but am probably most excited to finally read The Hunger Games since there's been so much buzz about this series.

What book(s) are you most looking forward to reading during the read-a-thon?


  1. Oooh! The Three Incestuous Sisters is a great choice! I read that book a couple years ago, and I really enjoyed it (weird illustrations = awesome). I also would love to add French Milk to my pile, but my 'brary doesn't have it. Blah!

    I'm looking forward to my little pile of graphic novels. I've been out of the loop on those for too long.

  2. The Hunger Games is on my list too (well, it's not officially since I didn't have it at the time of my making my list, but it is now). Happy reading!

  3. You have such a great pile! Hunger Games and Catching Fire are fast and engaging reads.I'm pretty sure that Mouseguard will be a quick read. Happy reading.

  4. Excellent pile! The Hunger Games was a great middle of the night read!

  5. Love seeing your pile! COllins is one of my faves, but I haven't read The Frozen Deep yet. :) French Milk is a quick read for sure! And I have a different Alexie book in my pile. :) Jealous of the Niffenegger-I've been wanting to read that one for awhile!

  6. I really need to get Mouse Guard Winter for my boys - they loved the first book!

    I'm hoping to read The Knife of Letting Go for readathon, too.

  7. I hope you like Hunger Games, it's a great book. I still have to read Catching Fire.

    Some of the books you've got seem amazing!! I'm definitely going to have to check them out (:

    Good luck!!

  8. Have fun at the read-athon! I hope your masterful plan plays out well :)

  9. The Hunger Games series really got me turning the pages. I've enjoyed reading them. :D

  10. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire are in my Read-a-thon stacks too - it seems like the right time :-).

  11. Am joining too!

    Here's my list

    Happy reading! I hope you love Hunger Games and Catching Fire as much as I did!

  12. Good luck with your reading! The pile looks really good. :) I liked both THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO and THE HUNGER GAMES, so both are good choices, but I can understand not wanting to read both on the same day.

  13. Ooh I've been coveting French Milk for a while now, but it's not available at my local libraries. I may just give up and buy a copy!

  14. What a great selection of books! "The Hunger Games" is a great choice to start with, but then so is "The Knife of Never Letting Go". Good reading and have fun!

  15. Good luck with your reading. You've got a great list to work with that's for sure!

  16. Good luck, Nat!! You've got some GREAT books there.

  17. Glad you reading the Hunger Games and Catching Fire, they are such good books :D

  18. Hunger Games!!! I'll be reading that one as well but probably not until later in the night. I've been told it's one that will help keep you up!

    Can't wait to read with you tomorrow, Tanabata!

  19. The Hunger Games is a good choice. Have fun!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  20. The Hunger Games is a good choice for the RAT. I don't have a list, but I have a stack - or two. I'm sure I'll change my mind throughout the day/evening. Good luck! I'm very excited!!

  21. I spy a novella...You should come join my challenge! :)

  22. Good choice to start with The Hunger Games for uninterupted reading. I want to read The Three Incestuous Sisters too!

  23. Loved The Hunger Games and Catching Fire! Your versions are different than mine - are those the illustrated ones? Yay!

    I think we're more or less in the same hemisphere so we'll practically read through the night :) Have fun reading!

  24. Andi - I didn't get to The Three Incestuous Sisters during the read-a-thon but I'm pretty sure I'll get to it before too long.

    Ronnica - The Hunger Games was a great choice for me, it was easy to get caught up in for a few hours.

    Vasilly - Now that I've read The Hunger Games, I'm looking forward to picking up Catching Fire sometime soon.

    Amanda - The Hunger Games ended up being a great middle of the afternoon read for me, but I can imagine it would be a good one to keep awake reading into the night.

    Eva - I've only read The Woman in White and a couple of other short stories by Collins so I'm looking forward to The Frozen Deep. I didn't get to it during the read-a-thon but it's on the top of my pile.

    Carrie K. - The art in Mouse Guard: Winter was gorgeous, and the story was fun too. If they loved the first one I'm sure your boys will love this one too!

    Emily - Thanks. The Hunger Games was a lot of fun and now I'm looking forward to reading Catching Fire.

    Mark David - Thanks! I didn't entirely stick to my plan but I got some ideas for an improved plan next time around. :)

  25. Alice - The Hunger Games definitely had me turning the pages. :)

    Florinda - I was saving The Hunger Games specifically for the read-a-thon. Congrats on getting through both of them. I'm not sure when I'll get to Catching Fire but hopefully it will be before too long.

    sumthinblue - The Hunger Games was a lot of fun! I'll definitely be reading Catching Fire and continuing on in the series.

    Kelly - I'm definitely looking forward to reading The Knife of Never Letting Go after hearing so many good things about it.

    mee - That's too bad that French Milk isn't available at your library. I've flipped through it and it looks like it'll be fun.

    Gavin - Thanks! The Hunger Games did prove to be a good choice to start out with.

    Dana - Thanks. I wish I'd gotten through more of the books in my pile but I enjoyed what I did read.

    Thanks Nymeth!

  26. Eric - There were a lot of us reading The Hunger Games during this last read-a-thon! :)

    Trish - As always it was fun to follow your progress during the read-a-thon, esp. your great vlogs! :)

    Anna - Thanks, Anna. It was a good choice.

    Les - Having a variety of books to choose from is always a good idea.

    J.T. Oldfield - I'll have to check out your challenge, thanks.

    monnibo - It worked out really well for me to start out with The Hunger Games while I didn't have any interruptions. I hope to read The Three Incestuous Sisters soon.

    Lightheaded - I didn't know there were any illustrated editions! That would be fun! Mine are the UK trade paperbacks.


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