Reading with the world

Tomorrow at around this time I will be reading. Which in and of itself is nothing unusual for a Saturday night at my house. But this weekend is very special nonetheless – because eventhough I will be the only one in my new lovely comfy chair, I won’t be reading alone. It’s that time of year: the Dewey 24-hour Read-a-thon!

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All over the world, people will be joined together through the wonder that is reading and chatting and blogging and instagramming and tweeting, and generally having a glorious time! And I will be in book lover’s heaven.
I have had the date checked in my calendar ever since it was announced and it feels like Christmas is finally here! A whole 24 hours of nothing but reading and sharing that love with hundreds of people across the world who love it just as much as I do.

As for plans, I’ve never been very good at making strict plans for what to read and instead make a “short list” of the books that I’m most likely to want to read, and with the addition of my trusty Kindle, I will never find myself without a next book. Without further ado, here is this read-a-thon’s shortlist:

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo
Zom-B by Darren Shan
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Dreamdark: Blackbringer by Laini Taylor
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley
The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafòn

Dewey stackAnd for when I need something with a few more pictures or a little rest for my eyes, I have my beloved Gaiman to help with the wonderful Sandman graphic novel and a re-listen of Neverwhere read by the man himself.

As for snacks, I have a carrot cake currently baking in the oven, lots of fruit, a pulled pork resting in the fridge to fill the house all day tomorrow with its delicious smell and lots and lots of tea.

And finally, as per usual (I love being able to say that about Dewey!), I will be creating one primary post that I will update throughout the day. It’s going to be a glorious day!
See you there?

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