Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dewey's Read-a-thon: Introductory Post

Kate and I have our pile of books ready! While I highly doubt we'll get through all (or even most) of this pile, it's good to have a few to choose from. We've both been wanting to read The Calling, the second book in Kelley Armstrong's Darkness Rising series, but there is a huge waiting list at our local library. However, yesterday morning, I saw in the on-line catalogue that a single "no holds allowed" copy was just returned and I grabbed it!

My other candidates include:
  • A Noble Radiance by Donna Leon
  • River of the Dead by Barbara Nadel
  • Silence by Jan Costin Wagner
  • Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel
  • English Country House Murders by Thomas Godfrey
  • The Last Song by Eva Wiseman

Kate's other candidates include:
  • Scrivener's Moon by Philip Reeve
  • Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
  • Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

Here are our answers to the Introductory Questionnaire from the Hour 1 post:
  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    We're at home today in Southwestern Ontario, Canada!
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    Kate and I will be fighting over our single copy of The Calling by Kelley Armstrong.
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Salt-and-vinegar chips, if Kate leaves some for me.
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself!
    In my spare time, if I'm not reading, I'm probably knitting, and sometimes I'll do both at the same time. Kate, if she's not reading, is usually making music in one way or another. 
  5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
    For once, I don't have other commitments scheduled for the day and can devote the entire day to reading. Kate, sadly, will have to do some homework, which she had managed to avoid successfully in previous read-a-thons. (Note: Her Mom is not the one insisting she do her homework today!)


  1. Have fun today!! It's great that you're reading with somebody else today. In my family, everyone just looks at me like I'm crazy when I do this readathon twice a year. The Calling looks really great, and congrats for snagging a copy of that! I hope you enjoy it today. =) Don't be afraid to take any breaks, because it'll help you feel refreshed, and it'll be easier to keep reading! Good luck, and have a blast today, you two!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life [Team Puck!]

  2. Have fun - I'm excited about your reading list, I'm also reading Kelley Armstrong's Darkness series :)

    Dee, cheering for Team Puck from e-Volving Books