Read-a-Thon Post #2.1: Books!

At long last, I have a chance to participate in my second Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. The first time I did this was back in October 2013 (posts from that time are here, here, and here, and you'll have to forgive my post title numbering silliness). I read very little last time due to Thanksgiving and seeing Gravity. This time, I hope to read more, although I have housework to do, no snacks available, and plans that will take up something like four hours this evening. But! I'm determined to read a bunch as well.

If I'm not mistaken, I'm one hour away from the starting line, so I'm going to share the small stack of books that I've assembled for the day. Once again I didn't get any library books, and have selected a couple of my own, and a couple of my sister's. My 2015 reading goal is to get through as many of my own books that I haven't read as possible, and I'm a bit behind, so if I can read a couple of them this weekend, that'll be excellent.

From top to bottom:

Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
383 pages
This is the longest book in terms of page count, however! it's actually sort of a short story collection. According to the back cover, it's intended as one work (i.e. I'm not supposed to be picking and choosing between the various stories), but my intent is to read a story or two between books. Unfortunately the second story is about a hundred pages long, so we'll see how this plan actually works.

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
219 pages
My sister hated this book but I've had it recommended to me as well. It's short and it looks interesting.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
360 pages
I plan to read this book first. My book club read The Maze Runner a little while ago, and I've been semi-spoiled for and curious about the next book since. I'm certain it'll fly by.

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
128 pages
I dunno, I just need more ladies in my life now that I've exhausted Grey's Anatomy on Netflix and am still just working with men all the time. I'm hoping for good things.

Anyway, it's a smaller stack than I had last time around, and of course I reserve the right to pick something else off of the shelf if these books aren't working for me or whatever. And here's hoping that I have more time for posting and participation in the actual event this year!


  1. It might be a small stack, but they all look like great choices!
    enjoy your Readathon! #TeamMrPopper