I do. And it’s perfectly fine to do so, because the thought of my finishing this pile of books during next week’s Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is, I know, rather amusing. (Wondering what I’m talking about? Click here.)
It’s amusing that I am even thinking about doing the Read-a-Thon to begin with. But I am – oh, yes, absolutely, along with 266 other bibliophiles. (You can sign up here to be #268.)
I also signed up to be a Cheerleader this time around, because I had so much fun doing so last April during my first Read-a-Thon. Although I had to work during part of it, I was glad to be part of it for a little bit. I’ll have Betty and Boo responsibilities this go-around, and the possibility of working on the 25th will impact my reading, but no matter.
I wish today was the Read-a-Thon because with the second of nor’easter in three days blowing in, it’s the perfect rain-soaked, gloomy day to do nothing but read. Here’s what I’ll be choosing from this time, next week. (Not necessarily in this order.)
Do You Hear Me, Mr. Lincoln? by Judith Caseley, (256 pages) (but it is a little book) (YA)
Remember This by S.T. Underdahl, (288 pages) (YA)
An Egg on Three Sticks, by Jackie Fischer (309 pages)
Falling Man, by Don DeLillo (246 pages)
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green (227 pages)
A Mercy, by Toni Morrison (167 pages)
Anything But Typical, by Nora Raleigh Baskin (195 pages)
Because I Am Furniture, by Thalia Chaltas (352 pages)
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, by Ellen Notbohm (109 pages)
Laura Rider’s Masterpiece, by Jane Hamilton (214 pages)
The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister (240 pages)
Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Aspergers, by Tim Page (197 pages)
Whoa, I just did the math … and that is exactly 2,800 pages even!
Have you read any of these? Thoughts? Any that should be substituted out? Which ones should I start with or make sure to try to get to?