Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mini Read-A-Thon! Again!

So a couple of weeks ago, after a bunch of bloggers participated in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon, I did a 12 hour mini read-a-thon just for graphic novels.

It was a great success- I read a ton of books, ran a fun giveaway and got lots of good work done for my Graphic Novel Monday series.

No giveaways in the offing today, but Vasilly of 1330V and I are giving the idea another go. This time we're concentrating on short novels- you know, those thin little volumes you pick up and say "Oh that's so short, it'll be no problem to read" and then just never get to? Well, we decided to do something about it. Today.

In my list:
The Little Disturbances of Man, by Grace Paley
The Book of Getting Even, by Benjamin Taylor
What I Was, by Meg Rosoff
Man in the Dark, by Paul Auster
John the Revelator, by Peter Murphy
(I read The Polski Affair since taking this photo)
Hotel du Lac, by Anita Brookner
The Book of the Unknown, by Jonathan Keats
Summer Lightning, by P.G. Wodehouse
Bonjour Tristesse, by Françoise Sagan

I don't expect to get through them all! I'll be happy to finish three or four. But I'll keep at it until 9 p.m. tonight. I'll have an update at 3 and another one just after 9. Wish me and Vasilly luck!


JoAnn said...

Have fun today, Marie! Looks like you have plenty of good, short books to choose from. I may need to declare a mini read-a-thon for myself one of these days.

Vasilly said...

I love your stack! Happy reading!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Good luck!

I see you are reading Wolf Hall. Can't wait for your review!.

logankstewart said...

Have fun and good luck.

Paperback Reader said...

Good luck!

Great stack. I enjoyed Bonjour Tristesse, What I was and Hotel Du Lac.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Good luck! I read Grace Paley a long time ago, but really loved the book. I hope you get to that one :)

bermudaonion said...

Maybe one of these days I'll find the time to join you. Have fun!