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Amanda over at Dead White Guys is hosting the Belated Readathon this weekend. The event is from Saturday morning to Sunday morning but I’m starting now and will probably spend all of Sunday reading. I’m hoping to make a dent in some random tbr pile that’s hanging out around my house.  I’ll use this post to make updates.

Right now I’m reading Americus by MK Reed and Jonathan Hill.  It’s the story of a bookworm who lives in a small town. His best friend is forced to go to military school and now some of the local parents are trying to ban his favorite series from the library.  I’m still in the beginning of the book so we’ll see how it goes.

What are you reading this weekend?

 

1st Update- Saturday morning

Just Finished Americus. It’s a great read for any bookworm who’s ever felt out of place, which is basically everyone. Now I’m reading Fante: A Family’s Legacy of Writing, Drinking, and Surviving by Dan Fante. I haven’t read anything by the author’s famous father, John Fante, yet but this book sounded too good to pass up.

 

2nd update – Saturday 4:30PM

Dan Fante and I are not getting along right now. I’m enjoying the writing but I’m tired of reading about his father, John Fante. That man was an asshole! I want to read more about the author and less about Old Man Fante. There are some great lines like this one, “Eddie had graduated from this second-rate trade, but once carny gets into your blood it says like a bad case of herpes”.  But that’s not enough so after hours of going back and forth with this book, I’m putting it aside. Now I’m reading Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. It’s a MG (middle grade) read that’s been picked as a best of 2011 for several lists. So far, so good.

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  1. Good luck with the read-a-thon! I did one last weekend, so I can’t really do one yet, or my family will complain. But I’ll try and read a lot, too.

    Now don’t forget to work your way through the ARCs!

  2. Good luck with the read-a-thon! Americus sounds really interesting. Me, I’m plowing through the rest of Beginning Operations, a compendium volume of three cheesy but oh so entertaining sci fi novels by James White. It is due back to the library today and can’t be renewed. So I guess I am doing a read-a-thon too. :-)

  3. I just started State of Wonder, and I am already hooked! I hope that you have a great readathon and that you are able to devour a stack or two! The book you are reading sounds wonderful as well. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Bookworm, you say? Consider it added. :) I just got back from the bakery with treats and will soon settle in to finish the Henning Mankell mystery I’m reading. After that…back to the read-a-thon pile!

  5. I hope it’s a great readathon for you! I was afraid to commit, and sure enough, a virus gripped the house last night. Hopefully I don’t suffer the same fate tonight because I have big plans to hunker down with The Sisters Brothers.

    Americus sounds great!

  6. There’s a certain kind of “grim” that has slowed my pace in reading sieges before. I haven’t gotten good at spotting it advance, but I can see it behind me when I move to the next read-a-thon selection. But your next read sounds like it’s working better for you: yay! Hope the rest of your night is filled with the nicest sort of bookishness!

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