Read-a-Thon October 2012


As you might already know from my read-a-thon post yesterday I am very ready, and very excited for this read-a-thon! I have a mix of short stories, graphic novels and fast paced fiction to get me through the day. I also have a pinterest board set up dedicated to my favorite reading music (including genre stations for science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical and post apocalyptic) and another one set up dedicated to my favorite short stories (including one fantastic pod cast reading of a bayou fairy tale and a full cast radio drama for my favorite geek post apocalyptic story “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth”). Finally I also have all new buttons that I made for this read-a-thon. Not as good as the ones from eons back but they are pretty.

Hour 1

To start the day off I’m going to be reading Persepolis 2 and am planning on cycling through my short stories and fiction from there. I’m pretty excited. Hope you all have lots of fun reading today!

Introductory Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

St Louis!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I’m really looking forward to starting The Knife of Never Letting Go.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

My husband makes very awesome popcorn in a variety of flavors. He has promised to make up a batch or two today.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I have been blogging for nearly 15 years, and have been book blogging for nearly 8. I mainly blog about speculative fiction these days with a side dose of fairy tales. My tumblr is dedicated to deconstructing fairy tales.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

This time I am a lot more structured and organized. I’m planning on rotating my reading a lot more to keep things fresh and I have created dedicated soundtracks to the day that I’m really enjoying listening to.

Hour 2

I am now about 50 pages into Persepolis 2 and hope to have it finished before the morning is out. I have finished my first cup of tea and am ready to dive back into reading! But first, a mini challenge.

Recreate the Cover

I have decided to recreate The Knife of Never Letting Go because that was easiest.

Hour 6

I have finally finished my first book of the read-a-thon, Persepolis 2. Next up is a short story to cleanse the palate and then diving in to The Knife of Never Letting Go. Also, lunch at some point.

Hour 19

I have not updated in hours! But I’m still reading! I managed to read another book Battle Angel Alita, Volume 1: Rusty Angel and two short stories and made a dent in The Knife of Never Letting Go. Then we had dinner guests and there was cooking, entertaining and cleaning to do before getting back to reading again. I thought it was past time I updated! I’m not sure if I’m going to make it the full 24 hours, but I’m on my third cup of tea and am ready to dive back into a short story so don’t put me down for the count just yet!


A book blogger living in Saint Louis who loves to read and write about books, particularly fantasy, science fiction, fairy tales and mythology.

  • Beth @ Too Fond October 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Sounds like you’re having a great readathon so far! Go you!! I loved The Knife of Never Letting Go, and that series was probably the best thing I’ve read this year, but be sure to have a box of tissues nearby. Enjoy! #cheertamales

  • Cass October 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I love your readathon button! You are clearly super prepared for the ‘thon–have fun!

  • Rayna October 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I love flavored popcorn. When it comes to the read-a-thon you just gotta keep on keepin’ on…Go Go Go !!! #cheertamales

  • Chris October 13, 2012 at 11:19 am

    OMG is this your first time reading The Knife of Never Letting Go??? It’s SO good!!! And I love Persepolis too so much!! Have a great time today 🙂

  • Lexi October 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Sounds like you’re having fun! Wishing you good reading!!!

  • Kate- Midnight Book Girl October 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    You are the second person that I’ve cheered for who’s reading The Kinfe of Never Letting Go today!

    Read all day
    Read all night
    Read that book
    ‘Til the morning light!


  • Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) October 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Happy Half Way Point!

    I hope you are having a great readathon


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