I’ve signed up to the 24 in 48 Readathon on this weekend (11-12th July) – have you?
After blogging about books for so many years, this will be the first readathon I’ve participated in.
Why? I’ve just never found myself in a position to make that time commitment, plus I need my sleep. But this time the planets have aligned (i.e. I have holidays right now) and this readathon factors in sleep!
Rachel has put together some great tips for getting the most out of this readathon.
My 24 in 48 Readathon plans
Since I am in Brisbane, Australia, I am far from the New York time zone being used by the readathon. While there’s no need to adhere to those timelines, since I have the luxury of being free on Monday I am going to. The midnight New York start time equates to a 2pm Saturday kick off for me here in Brisbane.
The key to success will be variety, so with both an eye on my reading challenge progress and my TBR pile I’ve come up with the following reading buffet.
All the Little Pieces by Jilliane Hoffman (paperback) – currently a third of the way through this chunky thriller, so first stop will be finishing this
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, narrated by Simon Vance & Vanessa Benjamin(audio) – borrowed this audio book (4hrs 45mins) from my library, a rest for my eyes and will count towards my Back to the Classics and Audiobook Challenge goals
Darkness and Day by Ivy Compton-Burnett (ebook) – originally published in 1951, have had this on my Back to the Classics reading list for some time, with prose featuring lots of banter and double negatives in old society style this will be a change-up for my brain
Superposition by David Walton (paperback) – also on my review list, science-fiction, the first title in what’s described as a ‘mind-bending, near-future techno thriller duology’
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (ebook) – it feels like I’m one of the few adults who’ve not read this classic children’s book so I’ve got myself an ebook version with beautiful colour illustrations translated by Richard Howard
With 115+ readers already signed up at the dedicated 24 in 48 Readation website it’s set to be a great reading event and excellent opportunity to meet new booklovers.
Share with us your readathon experiences, plans and tips in the comments below.