It's finally here! I'm excited and nervous to embark on my first 24-hour Read-a-thon. I'm not even going to attempt to read for the entire 24 hours for two reasons: one, it's the Kansas-Oklahoma game, and my beloved Jayhawks might actually have a chance to win this year, so I'm breaking for the game at 3:30 p.m; two, I work all day on Sundays, and I don't think I'd be a very good reference librarian if I stayed up all night reading.
1. Read from 8 a.m. (start time!) until 2 a.m. (except for the KU-OU game).
2. Read 800 pages: I typically read about 60 pages/hour (or a page/minute). I'm giving myself 70 minutes off to blog, tweet, eat, etc. Plus, I have some kids books and graphic novels in my pile, and I tend to read those more quickly. If I can read this many pages, I'll probably read 3-4 books, and that's not bad for a Saturday! On the other hand, if I get sucked into a Sarah Waters novel, I'll still feel accomplished.
1. I've got lots of books on hand. I can't possibly be in the mood for something I don't have.
2. I have a mix of kids, young adult, graphic novels, and fiction. I've also included a mix of genres and plenty of authors I always enjoy and book from several series I'm enjoying.
3. Have fun!
My list hasn't changed too much from my initial post, but here are the ridiculous piles:
Pile One (kids and YA):
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Spellbinder by Helen Stringer
- Fallen by Lauren Kate
- Nerds by Michael Buckley
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (reread)
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
- L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
- Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Rescuing Seneca Crane by Susan Runholt
- First Light by Rebecca Stead
- Lucky Breaks by Susan Patron
- Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane
- The Professors' Wives' Club by Joanne Rendell
- The Last Judgment by Iain Pears
- Heart Trouble by Kathy Hogan Trocheck
- Death at LaFenice by Donna Leon
- The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
- The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
- You Must Be This Happy to Enter by Elizabeth Crane
- The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
- Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer
- The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
- The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
- The Ninth Daughter by Barbara Hamilton
- Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
- Storm Front by Jim Butcher
- Double Love (Sweet Valley High #1) by "Francine Pascal"
- Me and Orson Welles by Robert Kaplow
- Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain
- The Complete Perseplis by Marjane Satrapi
- Watchmen by Alan Moore