The Much-Too-Big Readathon Pile

readathonbuttonSo I’ll be taking part in the Fall Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon one week from today (there’s still time to sign up, by the way).  I LOVE the Readathon, and I think this will by my 4th time participating.  We’ll see exactly how it goes with the baby, but I’m planning on him spending a good deal of time with his grandma and grandpa.  We’re actually doing a trial run today with my husband and I going to a movie to see if he’ll take his bottle from them.  If he will, I’ll probably go to my parents’ condo where nobody’s around and there is internet for most of the Readathon.  If not, I’ll sit upstairs in one of their bedrooms to read while Daniel plays with them downstairs and comes up to eat.

Of course, that won’t be all day.  I’m not going to have him there right at 7am when the Readathon starts here in the Central timezone.  Plus, my husband gets to go to a conference in downtown Chicago on Sunday and Monday and they are putting him up in a nice hotel, so Daniel and I are going down early with him to walk around the city, then staying overnight before heading up to work and the babysitter Monday.  I’m not really going to have a good couple of days if I ACTUALLY stay up all night, so I’ll have to get a little sleep now and then.

Between HAVING to sleep and having a baby, I’m pretty confident that my piles VASTLY overestimate how much reading I could possibly do, even if the Readathon was a week long.  And yet, I’m still planning on adding more books that are waiting for me at the library to these piles.

Here are the two piles:

Readathon 005That left pile is comprised of TBR books, including one review copy that I thew in because it is YA.  The right pile is all library books.

TBR covers:

Readathon 007 Left to right, top to bottom those books are:
Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
Swimming with Strangers by Kristen Sundberg Lundstrum
Broad Street by  Christine Weiser
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson
The King’s Rose by Alisa Libby
Coming Unglued by Rebeca Seitz

And the library covers:

Readathon 006 Again left/right, top/bottom:
House of Dance by Beth Kephart
The Department of Lost and Found by Allison Winn Scotch
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
The Only True Genius in the Family by Jennie Nash
The Secret Bride by Diane Haeger

Ah, yes.  As if I could possibly read 14 books in 24 (less than 24, really) hours.

Oh, and that’s not even all!  Next week’s Library Loot that is going to worm its way into the Readathon pile:

life as we knew it house on tradd street confessions of a slacker mom savvy in a perfect world good good pig once was lost

And the titles and authors, in case you can’t read them:
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
Confessions of a Slacker Mom by Muffy Mead-Ferro
Savvy by Ingrid Law
In A Perfect World by Kasischke
The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery
Once Was Lost by Sarah Zarr

So, you know, 21 books.  Including driving the baby to his grandparents’ and possibly then driving to my parents’.  Right.  At least I’ll have plenty of choices.

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