Read-a-thon picks

Dewey’s Read-a-thon is this Saturday, October 18th. For 24 consecutive hours, starting at 5 am pacific time, participants will read as much as they choose while cheerleaders and others cheer them on. There will be mini-challenges and great prizes to win.

For the last Read-a-thon I read short stories, children’s books, poetry, plays, and graphic novels. This time will be no different. By reading short works I keep the fun going and the pressure off though I will not be online this time.

My reading picks are:

Sinners Welcome – Mary Karr (poetry)

6 short stories from The Best American Short Stories of the Century
A Midsummer’s Night Dream – Shakespeare
Repair – C.K. Williams (poetry)
2 short stories from Alice Munro’s Runaway
6 short stories from The Better of McSweeney’s
3 short stories from The Best American Mystery Stories 2007
This year’s batch of Tin House magazine that I had not read though I subscribe faithfully to it
the rest of The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
The Shiniest Jewel – Marian Henley (graphic novel)
I predict that I’ll get halfway through this list.

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10 Responses to Read-a-thon picks

  1. Laura says:

    Good list! I need to get my list together too!

  2. Veens says:

    Wow! good list VASILLIS!
    I am really glad you hve prepared :o)

    Wish you the best of luck then!! I really do hope you get through more books than you hoped forπŸ™‚

    So see you on Oct 18th!!

    For Read-a-thon
    My BLOG

  3. N.Vasillis says:

    Thanks guys!

  4. Aerin says:

    Tomorrow’s the day! The October 24-Hour Read-a-Thon begins in the morning at 5AM PDT. Follow the co-hosts’ discussions here. Check out reader feeds throughout the day.

    Above all, have fun! We’re rooting for you!

  5. jessi says:

    Good luck getting through your list! I didn’t even think about magazines – I bet those will be great for taking breaks between longer books.πŸ™‚

  6. SJ says:

    Great list! Cant wait to hear how its going!!

    Sunny
    http://thatbookaddiction.blogspot.com/

  7. softindierocker says:

    That’s a really good list! =D I bet you’ve read tons more than I could’ve by now!πŸ˜‰ Happy reading!

    ~Lucy D =)

  8. C. B. James says:

    Hope you’re having fun reading away. I’m hosting a short story challenge on my blog at

    http://www.readywhenyouarecb.blogspot.com/

    I’m late getting started so I’m trying to visit all 118 participants before midnight Pacific Time. Wish me luck and have fun.

  9. Marg says:

    Hope you get through your list!

  10. N.Vasillis says:

    Thanks guys and I hope you had fun!

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