It's 5:00am Pacific ... time to start Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon! I, as usual, am still in bed right now as I'm so, so, so not a morning person and would not be very successful at this event if I gave up any of my precious sleep. I usually get up around 8 or 9 out of sheer excitement though. (Yes, these are still early-rising times for me.) But here are the books I'm planning on reading once I wake up ...
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 3 by various
The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell
The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander (book 3 of series)
The Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart
Primates by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks (graphic novel)
The Professor's House by Willa Cather (novella)
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells by various (short stories)
I have also downloaded a couple of audiobooks for when I'm baking/cooking and possibly resting my eyes --
M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman (short stories)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Z says he will be joining me too with Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary, which he needs to read for a realistic fiction book report. (I might have told him that the snacks are only for readers ... lol.)
I'm not sure how many updates I'll post here on the blog but I will definitely be on Twitter and Instagram all day long so come find me! I think I'll aim to stay up until about 2:00am. I think that's usually the point that my mind starts melting a bit. I'm also one of the sponsors of a giveaway (any book up to $15 from the Book Depository), an international Angel (I'll help a US giveaway book get to an international winner), and a rogue cheerleader on #teamrogue. Why yes, I do love the Read-a-Thon something fierce! It's my favorite excuse to read a small stack of books, eat junk food and talk books with you lovely people all day long.
Finally, thank you so much to Andi and Heather for coordinating this wonderful event. It gets better each time thanks to your dedication. I never had the chance to meet Dewey but I can tell that her reading spirit is alive and well through this event.
On my mark, getting set,