Yesterday, in a fit of optimism and/or insanity, I signed up for the 24-hour readathon that suddenly took over my twitter feed.
I have no illusions that I'll make it all the way through. My flu ridden state has guaranteed not only a copious amount of phlegm, but occasional bouts of narcolepsy.
That said, I intend to approach the challenge in the spirit intended, and am looking forward to celebrating/commiserating with my fellow participants. (It''s not too late to join, if you're a masochistic book lover like me!)
The plan is loose, but here's what I have on my options list:
- The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides
- The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy
- Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness
- Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
- A Life in Movies, by Roger Ebert
- Blackout, by Connie Willis
- The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
Others may worm their way in, especially short stories, but lets see how we get on!
1) Where are you reading from today?
In my bed in my flat in my tall, tall building off a road in central London.
2) Three random facts about me…
a) I am making myself immune to colds and vampires...
3) How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
7 to start off with, more to come.
4) Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
Nope. Just wanna take over the world, as usual.