Ready for the Read-a-Thon!

It’s that special time of year again. Time to drop everything and for 24 hours do nothing but read, read, read. What I want, whatever I want. I’m really looking forward to it! I’m also planning things out a lot more this year than I normally do. Here are my plans for the day:

For short stories I have Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, which I hope to be able to finish tomorrow, with Kisses From Hell waiting in the wings. For graphic novels I plan to finish reading the sequel to Persepolis and then dive into the manga series Battle Angel Alita. For fiction I was recently turned on to the idea of The Knife of Never Letting Go thanks to Aarti from Booklust. I also have some short stories related to The Forest of Hands and Teeth I would love to read before diving into the sequel The Dead Tossed Waves. I’m planning on starting with a sort of rigid rotation, short story, graphic novel and then 50 or so pages of straight fiction but I give myself permission to break those rules wantonly if a book drags me under.

For my fellow read-a-thon participants I have some treats that I’m hoping will help me get through the day that I thought I would share with you. First up is my pinterest board dedicated to some of my favorite short stories that the author (or publisher) has decided to share on their website. One of these even links to a full cast radio drama of the story if you find your eyes getting tired and want to hear a great post apocalyptic geek story “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth.”

I also have a pinterest board dedicated to fantastic reading music as well, a must listen for late night read-a-thoning. Nothing like blood pumping music to keep you awake! I have set up pandora stations for science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction.

Finally, I have new buttons! These are not as super fantastic as the ones I made a few years back, but they are still pretty and I plan to use them, feel free to snag one for yourself if it takes your fancy.

I told myself I would make more big avatar size ones this year but it didn’t end up happening. I did address the concern about lack of male or unisex buttons though. Maybe next year I’ll focus more on avatar sizes, at least they are all uniform this time.

That’s it for this read-a-thon. I’m hoping to be on twitter a lot more than in years past because it turned out to be such an awesome experience last year. I also hope I will be able to make it the full 24 hours!

4 Responses to Ready for the Read-a-Thon!

  1. Vasilly
    4:52 pm on October 12th, 2012

    I like the sound of your stack! Persepolis 2 is a good read. The Knife of Never Letting Go is a perfect book for the event. It’s a page-turner that you’ll have no problems getting through it. Happy reading!

  2. Hannah @ Once Upon A Time
    4:57 pm on April 25th, 2013

    I love the buttons! Especially the witch. 😀 They’re simple, jazzy, stand out. Lovely.

  3. Linda
    4:59 pm on April 25th, 2013

    I love these buttons. Thanks for making them!

  4. Kate- Midnight Book Girl
    11:54 am on April 26th, 2013

    I freaking love these buttons!! The witch one is especially adorable and will be particularly perfect for October’s readathon! 🙂 Good luck with your goals, and maybe I’ll see you in Hour 8 (I’m hosting a mini-challenge) and I will be all over Twitter, cheering!

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