Yesterday and into this morning, I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. My goal was to read a stack of eight books during 12 of the 24 hours. I finished 4 3/4 books in 8 hours. Here are the books I finished:
- Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
And the one I’m still reading is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Out of the four I finished, my favorite was The Graveyard Book, which was a reread. The others were good, but The Book Thief is proving to be very good. I like Zusak’s writing style, even though I don’t know if I love the story or not.
Unexpectedly, I was able to read outside as it was a rare warm fall day. I sat out on a swing at our neighbors, for whom I and another neighbor are helping take care of their dogs while they are away.
As planned, I didn’t have any wine until the end of the day, but once I did, that naturally made me drowsy and I didn’t last much longer after that. This afternoon I plan on finishing The Book Thief, probably while watching NASCAR, and tonight Kim and I plan on watching the second season of Vicious, a comedy which stars Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as a gay couple in London. We watched the first season and have enjoyed it so far.
How about you? Did you participate in yesterday’s readathon? If so, what was your favorite book read? If not, what have you been reading lately that we should add to our own TBR (to-be-read) stacks?