Read-a-Thon Post #1

Welcome to my first ever (but maybe not last) Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon! Due to some scheduling conflicts, I won't really be able to read as much as I'd like today, and can't even actually do this post at the correct time i.e. you are reading this in my future. I'm excited anyway, though, and will be trying to participate as much as possible. For now, that means starting to read one of my books (Zombie Spaceship Wasteland) a little bit early... as soon as I finish writing this post.

I originally wanted to go and get books from the library to read, but then reminded myself that there are over twenty books on my own bookshelf that I haven't read yet, so decided to limit myself to what I have at home. I also wanted to choose fairly short books, so I wouldn't get bogged down and just read one. And so, my stack for the readathon, from smallest to largest:

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
191 pages
Some CanLit! This book belonged to my Mémé from when she went to university to get her degree in French (obviously this book isn't from one of the French courses). A quick skim of the author's introduction says I may like his style.

Hotel by Arthur Hailey
408 pages
I guess this might qualify as CanLit as well, since apparently Arthur Hailey was a Canadian citizen. The book is about a hotel. I dunno.

Song of Susannah by Stephen King
540 pages
My reading of the Dark Tower series continues! (You would have no reason to know this yet, but I actually reviewed The Gunslinger, and it'll be posted eventually when it comes up in the schedule.)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
269 pages
A scary story (?) in anticipation of Halloween. I've heard this book is unbelievably good.

Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford
214 pages
The first of the non-fiction books I chose, about the joys of manual labour, sorta.

Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt
189 pages
Non-fiction by a comedian I super love.

To Be or Not To Be by Ryan North and William Shakespeare and YOU
727 pages
I know, I know. But very few of pages are actually covered in text, and you don't read every single one of them. I plan to break up the rest of my reading with a few Hamlet-based adventures!

The Last Plague by Mark Osborne Humphries
195 pages
A book about the Spanish flu and public health in Canada, as part of my ongoing quest to learn more Canadian history.

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