I couldn't resist the pressure and signed up for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon, which takes place this Saturday, which means TOMORROW!
Now, going back to autumn 2013, which was so far my first and last attempt at Dewey's - it was a memorable failure. Though I had all the best plans in the world to spend all the time reading, it didn't happen because we went out in the evening, came back really late, I was hungover in the morning... So this time, no plans to socialise this weekend, there will be me and the books (and the snacks).
Okay in all seriousness, I know I won't be reading for 24 hours. I will make an attempt to read a lot more than usual, but I know that I can't just read, and do nothing else, I'm a restless person like that. I have to have the time to do go outside if I feel like, or work out if I feel like, or take a nap or play with cats, or play some Diablo 3 with Jan. Or have a good night's sleep. I am already this age (:p) when one all-nighter means not one or two but possibly near a whole week of messed up energy rhythms, so even though I love to read, I'm not going to do that to my body.
Since I live in Helsinki, the readathon starts 3 pm for me, which is just fine because it means I have time to do get some stuff done with in the morning. Though I will probably go snack hunting already today. And I get to read on Sunday morning as well, which is, again, just fine.
Here is my tentative Dewey's TBR list (the books I'm planning to choose from):
I don't read graphic novels (which seems to be the bread and butter during readathons), so I just tried to find a variety of various genres, and books that are kinda short-ish:
* Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn (very short)
* Breaking Stalin's Nose, Eugene Yelchin (very short)
* The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows (very short)
* What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami - non-fiction, currently reading
* Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen - a short classic
* Andeka kingsepa surm, Vaclav Erben - a Czech mystery
* Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - book I am currently reading (though I don't think it's best readathon material)
* Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch - fantasy
* The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley
* Karlsson stories, Astrid Lindgren - children's n+th re-read (the book's literally falling apart)
Are you taking part as well? See you tomorrow!