Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Read-a-thon picks

Dewey's Read-a-thon is this Saturday, October 18th. For 24 consecutive hours, starting at 5 am pacific time, participants will read as much as they choose while cheerleaders and others cheer them on. There will be mini-challenges and great prizes to win.
For the last Read-a-thon I read short stories, children's books, poetry, plays, and graphic novels. This time will be no different. By reading short works I keep the fun going and the pressure off though I will not be online this time.
My reading picks are:
Sinners Welcome - Mary Karr (poetry)
6 short stories from The Best American Short Stories of the Century
A Midsummer's Night Dream - Shakespeare
Repair - C.K. Williams (poetry)
2 short stories from Alice Munro's Runaway
6 short stories from The Better of McSweeney's
3 short stories from The Best American Mystery Stories 2007
This year's batch of Tin House magazine that I had not read though I subscribe faithfully to it
the rest of The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
The Shiniest Jewel - Marian Henley (graphic novel)
I predict that I'll get halfway through this list.


Laura said...

Good list! I need to get my list together too!

Anonymous said...

Wow! good list VASILLIS!
I am really glad you hve prepared :o)

Wish you the best of luck then!! I really do hope you get through more books than you hoped for :-)

So see you on Oct 18th!!

For Read-a-thon

Vasilly said...

Thanks guys!

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow's the day! The October 24-Hour Read-a-Thon begins in the morning at 5AM PDT. Follow the co-hosts' discussions here. Check out reader feeds throughout the day.

Above all, have fun! We're rooting for you!

jessi said...

Good luck getting through your list! I didn't even think about magazines - I bet those will be great for taking breaks between longer books. :)

Sunny said...

Great list! Cant wait to hear how its going!!


dd said...

That's a really good list! =D I bet you've read tons more than I could've by now! ;) Happy reading!

~Lucy D =)

Unknown said...

Hope you're having fun reading away. I'm hosting a short story challenge on my blog at

I'm late getting started so I'm trying to visit all 118 participants before midnight Pacific Time. Wish me luck and have fun.

Marg said...

Hope you get through your list!

Vasilly said...

Thanks guys and I hope you had fun!