Friday, April 26, 2013

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon

Now that my busiest semester EVER is over (regular course work was more than enough to deal with, then I had five papers and two exams all due in the first week of exam period...), I am looking forward to getting caught up on my reading tomorrow during Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon.  Tonight I am cleaning my room and planning snacks and meals tomorrow - happily, I know I can depend on my mother for a good dinner. My friend will be coming over for at least part of the day, so I'm looking forward to that. We participated in a smaller read-a-thon back in December and had a lot of fun, even though all it meant was that we sat around reading in silence together :P Here are the books I will be choosing from to read (I will likely start in order and work my way through the pile as best as I can - though I have no delusions about getting through the pile; this is the list of books I'd like to read before I leave for my three month trip on June 9!):
  • When the King Comes Home by Caroline Stevermer
  • Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  • The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus
  • Isis by Douglas Clegg
  • Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone
  • Dynamics of Faith by Paul Tillich
  • Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett
  • How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall
  • Justice by Rhiannon Paille
  • The Good Father by Noah Hawley
And here's my 'sustenance' list, so I don't panic tomorrow wondering what to eat/drink ;P:

  • Chocolate pudding
  • Peaches, oranges
  • Granny Smith apples
  • Carrots
  • Cheerios
  • Chips
  • Five Alive
  • Hot Chocolate/Tea
  • Coca-cola
  • Breakfast: Bagel, juice, yogurt
  • Lunch: Shepherd's pie

I won't be participating for the whole 24 hours, as I have a going away party for my best friend, who is off to Australia for the summer. I will be waking up a little earlier than normal, though, (thankfully the read-a-thon starts at 7AM my time, not too bad!) to maximize my participation. I donated a prize - one of my extra copies of The Fault in Stars, signed during John's period of 'sign ALL the preorders.' ;P I'm glad I found some way to pass it on! Lastly, I will be participating on three platforms:
Keep an eye out for me! :)

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