With today’s trip to the library, my Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon pile is ready for Saturday!
For those not interested in squinting at the photo, the titles are:
- Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
- The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
- The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
- Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (I also have this one on audio for when I need to feed my cat but don’t want to waste any valuable reading time not making progress on a book)
- The Likeness by Tana French
- In the Woods by Tana French
- A Trumpet in the Wadi by Sami Michael
- She’s Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan
- The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
I estimate that I’ll realistically get through one and a half or maybe two of these books. But there’s nothing wrong with dreaming big with the TBR pile!
Now, it’s called Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’m not planning to read for the whole twenty-four hours. I’ll read all day, but I’m old enough to know that there are few things that are worth pulling an all-nighter. Plus, my now-eleven-year-old slept for a total of about thirty-seven hours during her first three years, and I’m pretty sure I’m still sleep-deprived from that.
The readathon begins at 8am in my time zone, but I hope to start two hours early and go until about 9pm, almost continuously. Then I’ll go to bed and get up at 5am to put in another three hours before the official end time. An eighteen-hour readathon wouldn’t be too shabby.
Then I have the rest of Sunday to recover. Maybe I’ll read a little bit.
I’m playing around with some podcasting/audio stuff, and so I made an audio recording of today’s post.
I’ve got several ideas for how to improve the recording already (not least of which is actually reading every title in the book list. Who edited this thing, anyway?), but I’m interested in how it sounds from outside of my own head and getting a sense for where I should put my efforts as I climb this learning curve. So, let me know what you think. Does the addition of audio enhance the blog? Detract from it? Or is it neutral?