Saturday, October 22, 2011

Readathon ~ my reading plan

Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-Thon starts this morning at 8:00 a.m. my time.  My plan is to read as many pages in these books as possible, when I'm not bouncing around the blogosphere, that is.

Smiles to Go ~ by Jerry Spinelli, 2008, YA fiction
Summary:  "Will Tuppence's life has always been ruled by science and common sense, but in ninth grade, shaken up by the discovery that protons decay, he begins to see the entire world differently and gains new perspective on his relationships with his little sister and two close friends."
Maniac Magee, a Newbery Medal winner, was the first Spinelli book I read.  I've discovered that short books are better for the Readathon because I enjoy spending much of the day doing the challenges that come up every few hours, checking blog reports from other participants, and generally looking at all the interesting stuff going on around the world.

Other books in the stack
Undercover ~ by Beth Kephart, 2007, YA fiction
House of Dance ~ by Beth Kephart, 2008, YA fiction
The Heart Is Not a Size ~ by Beth Kephart, 2010, YA fiction
Close Your Eyes ~ by Amanda Eyre Ward, 2011, fiction
I Am the Messenger ~ by Markus Zusak, 2005, YA fiction
Bitsy's Bait and BBQ ~ by Pamela Morsi, 2007, fiction (Missouri)
No, of course I don't expect to read all of these in one day.  But when I get tired of one, I'll have several to choose from.  Two are due back at the library soon, having already been extended another seven days, so I'll start there.  Several are YA (young adult) novels, which I can read faster than literary novels.  Maybe I'll be able to finish a couple of books and still be able to visit around the other blogs.


Jan said...

Yay, Bonnie!!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Not only are you doing a read-a-thon, but it's a Beth Kephart-a-thon! I've never read her books, but have heard good things. Have a great day!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Maybe one of Beth Kephart's books, Helen, but this list merely shows what books I have stacked beside my recliner. I've started with Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward.