Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR

It’s that time of year again! I have heard about Dewey’s readathon for about 2 years now, but this is the first time I will be participating and I can’t wait!  There is still time to sign up at if you want to participate.
This is my first readathon and I have been reading all of the guest posts as the official blog to make sure I am prepared for anything that might come my way.  I’m going to shower and head to bed early on Friday night so I am fully prepared for an early wake up call and kick off reading event around 8 AM the next morning.
I don’t have high aspirations for this challenge, but I would like to read through at least one book (even if it’s a children’s book!).   I plan on taking mini breaks throughout the day for naps, kitty play time and to watch a few episodes of The Real Housewives of Vancouver on Youtube (I am loving this show!).
I have quite the list of books on deck for this readathon so I’ve written down all of their names and have created a “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon” book jar to randomly pull the books I’m going to read.  Here are the books going into the book jar:
  • Yayas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells
  • Forever Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
  • Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties (short story) by Neil Gaiman
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  • The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
  • The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
  • Maggie Now by Betty Smith
  • The Little Stranger  by Sarah Waters
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman (I’m sensing a theme now..)
  • The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
  • Discworld by Terry Pratchett
I also have Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron which is an anthology of Halloween short stories to break up any monotony I experience in the books.
I will pull the first book on Friday night while I’m preparing for the readathon and update bright and early on Saturday morning with a kickoff post.   I also would love to post mini reviews of the books as I finish them throughout the day but I can’t guarantee there will be time for all of that.  I will definitely be following up with a first timer’s reaction post and wrap up on Sunday afternoon.

So everyone – start resting up now for the readathon!! You can follow me on twitter and instagram @keepingheather for more frequent updates.  Happy reading!


  1. YAY great to have you on board for the read-a-thon. Love the pile of books you prepared. Do not forget to prepare your snacks ;)

  2. You should really enjoy you read-a-thon as you have some great books and have a solid plan. Wanted to say hello