It’s Readathon day, baby! Whooo! I love this event. LOVE. IT. A day spent reading and chatting online with other readers? Bring it!
If you’re not familiar with this event, all the details are here, including how to sign up. Last I saw on Twitter this morning, there are more than 1,900 readers participating! It is a huge, all-volunteer effort on the part of many dedicated bloggers.
I’ll occasionally participate in other readathons, but one thing to note (especially if you’re joining us for the first time or if you’re otherwise new to this event) is that this is the original. The Real Deal. You can read the backstory of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon here and I encourage everyone to take a few moments today and do exactly that. Dewey was special to all of us in the blogging community — she is one of the reasons why I started blogging in the first place — and I’m so thrilled to see how her little event has grown. I didn’t know her well, but I’d like to think she’s reading along with all of us while smiling with pride.
This is both my official sign-up post AND my kick off post (I’m getting a bit of a late start, as the Readathon is already approaching Hour 4). Nonetheless, here’s the obligatory photo of my stack of Readathon books.
Yes, this incarnation of the Readathon is, for me, The Margaret Atwood Readathon. That’s because I have tickets to see her on Wednesday night (I know, right??!!) She’s appearing at the library for a talk and a book signing and I want to read as much of her work as possible before then because I’ve only read The Handmaid’s Tale – which is freakin’ amazing and one of my favorite books ever. (See, look, I’m already incoherent, which is how I will be on Wednesday evening.) Ideally, I would love a solid two weeks or more of readathoning to get through all of her oeurve, but what can you do? Bills need to be paid, kids need to eat, etc., so I’ll take the gift of this Readathon to read as much Margaret Atwood as I possibly can.
In addition to these, I have Wilderness Tips, Moral Disorder, and Alias Grace on my Kindle, checked out from the library.
(I do have a few other books waiting in the wings in case I need to mix this up but for today, it’s all Margaret, all the time.)
Any recommendations for what I should read first? I’m thinking of getting this feast of books started with The Edible Woman.