On April 21st 2012, 12pm GMT, starts the 2012 24-hour-read-a-thon! And I will participate! I’m so excited for this. I can’t wait!
I already piled up the books which I plan to read next weekend! Of course, I don’t excpect to finish them all. But I like to have a pile to chose from. Also some books will come in the mail hopefully later this week and maybe those will be added to this huge pile of books!
The Tales Of Beedle The Bard – J.K. Rowling
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
No Exit – Jean Paul Satre
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
3-7 of the Cronicles Of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
Sin City , graphic novel
The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Jostein Gaarder
Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
Most of these books are very thin and/or I think they be very light reads. From the thicker books I will maybe only start one or two, we will see. As for Twilight, I feel the need to defend myself here. I started the book way before the movie came out but stopped reading after 100 pages or so. I remember it being a really quick and light read, almost like reading a magazine. It has been on my shelf for so long, and since it is such a light read, it is perfect for readathon! I didn’t chose books that I already read just because my to-be-read pile is way too big and readathon is a great opportunity to get done with a few books.
I chose Sin City as a graphic novel for the hours when reading starts to get really hard and I can’t concentrate anymore. I thought about adding Manga to the pile, but I wasn’t sure whether or not this would be cheating. Maybe I will listen to an audio book when my eyes hurt too badly. I found this site, FreeClassicAudioBooks.com, where you can get free audio books of classic novels. I already downloaded Treasure Island by Robert L. Stevenson, so maybe I will listen to that during the late hours of readathon!
Would you participate in a readathon? What kind of books would you chose? Would you say Mangas count? Let me know!