Happy Sunday Salon. It has been a slow reading week for me. I think I’m fighting off the cold that is working its way through school. I did finish The Book of Secrets by M.G. Vassanji and should have a review up today or tomorrow.
Next Saturday, October 24th, is Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, and even though I have a workshop to attend during the day I decided that I would join in and read. If you are at all interested please visit the site and learn all about this exciting event.
So, after cheer-leading for the last read-a-thon and finding out all about different reader’s strategies, I decided that, along with the books I am currently reading, Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigred Undset, and Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann, I would stockpile a collection of books from the library in hopes that one or more would keep me reading for as long as I can. I think I went a bit overboard…
The House of Paper by Carlos Maria Dominguez*
The Book of Flying by Keith Miller*
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Lark & Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
My Abandonment by Peter Rock
Sometimes we’re always real same-same by Mattox Roesch
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin
Young Adult Novels:
The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff
Middle Grade Novels:
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
A Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden
The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick
Flannery: a life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch
A children’s book:
Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf
Ethel & Ernest by Raymond Briggs
On my MP3 Player:
The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams read by Stephen Fry (I am completely psyched about this)
The 39 Steps by John Buchan
If these don’t keep me engaged, I have several piles of to-be-read books lying about the house.
*These two books were suggested by Chris on his fabulous Surprise Vlog. Thank you, Chris. They both look wonderful.