The 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

I've decided to take part in the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon again this fall. (And thank you Nymeth for fixing my sign up issue - lack of sleep, cold meds and Mr. Linky are not a good combination for me apparently.)

Normally I'd tell you my strategy is to get caught up on library books (which honestly would be a good strategy) and then I'd pepper my library reads with some juvenile fiction and graphic novels (ideally).

Not this time though. You see, I've been a negligent book review. I have too many review copies that have been neglected. Tsk tsk. Bad Sassymonkey. So this time around I'm looking to get those knocked down a bit.

This is what is on my review pile:

  • The Weight of a Mustard Seed by Wendell Stevenson. Yes, it's been in my sidebar forever. That's how long I've been reading it. Bad, bad Sassymonkey. It's good. Really. But when I set it down at the end of a reading session it just doesn't call me back to it.

  • The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens. Really, really good and sitting on my nightstand. I just a. haven't been reading a whole heck of a lot and b. have been mired in this stupid urge to reread books instead of reading excellent books that are sitting there waiting for me.

  • The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff. Haven't even cracked the cover on this one yet.

  • Love's Civil War: Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie edited by Victoria Glendinning. I got this from the Library Thing Early Reviewers quite awhile ago and they are gently reminding me that I haven't reviewed it yet. Oops. (Though I must say I better not get such a reminder for the book that I won and never received. Ahem.)


I'm pretty confident that I can get through the first two on the list. I don't have a whole heck of a lot of Mustard Seed and I know that once I sit down and really start reading The Wife's Tale I'll finish it in a big gulp. I hope to start The Bride's Farewell...

I'll also keep a few smaller books, probably juvenile fiction at hand. Just in case. I'm hoping to get in about 12 hours of reading, though I'd be happy with 8-10.

I'd love to be able to squeeze in a Dewey book too. I'll have to look through her reading lists and see what I have at home that would fit.

I have to say, the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon is probably one of the few reading challenges I actually feel successful at. Let's not talk about how I've signed up for the RIP challenge but haven't actually read anything yet...but that's a whole other post isn't it?