Thursday, January 22, 2015

National Readathon Day is Saturday!

This Saturday is National Readathon Day, so clear your calendar!  This is the first National Readathon Day, and it's being put on Penguin Random House and the National Book Foundation.  This Saturday, January 24, 2015, everyone is to read from noon until 4pm in their own time zone (no time zone math required).  You can also donate to the efforts to raise literacy rates in the United States, or open your own donation page which appears to work like a charity race where you get friends and family to pledge donations on your page.

I am so disappointed that I am working during a great deal of this time.  I should be able to read for the first hour or 90 minutes, but I babysit at 2pm and again at 7pm, which only enough of a break between to drive from one house to the other.  I may make an effort to read again later in the evening, though, and maybe to get the kids to read too.

As for what I'll be reading: I am currently working on Anne Rice's The Wolves of Midwinter, the sequel to The Wolf Gift, which I read when it first came out.  It took me a while to get to the sequel, but I finally did.  Next up I have a couple of library ebooks that I requested based on the list of books similar to Gone Girl.  I doubt I'll be finished with The Wolf Gift before Saturday, but maybe I'll be able to start on one of those books during the readathon.

What about you?  Will you be able to participate, and if so, what will you read?

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