Though my class of reluctant readers thought I was super weird when I told them about it. "You just read? Sounds boring!"
HA! If only they knew. If only I could help them find a book they don't want to put down.
Well, D. keeps telling me the new Scott Westerfeld is good, and S. is pretty dang engrossed in the Brody's Ghost omnibus I finally tracked down.
Here is what I would read this weekend if I had all the powers of concentration needed to do so:
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Upside of Unrequited
A Conjuring of Light
The Lies of Locke Lamora
But that would be a tiny bit intense, don't you think? Plus, there's a lot of reader expectation riding on all of these, and I don't want to get too bummed out by any disappointments, nor do I want to dilute the amazingness of any of them by cramming them back-to-back with the rest. So, realistically, we're looking at 1 or 2 of the above, and then some lighter stuff for balance. Graphic novels, accessible poetry, middle grade fiction, novels in verse, and YA contemporaries. Potentials for that include:
The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price
Tell Me Three Things
Giant Days 2-4
Soon I will have to go buy my Read-a-Thon snacks as well as figure out how to handle the family obligation side of my life. I will probably take my daughter to her language class, which means I lose an hour in the car (I COULD listen to an audiobook, but I think I want to actually interact with the kid for that time). But I can hole up in a coffee shop for 3 hours while she's there, and that will be fun. I've never taken the Read-a-Thon public before.
I turned down an invitation to get together with some friends and their friends to have an art evening. Normally I'd love that, but Read-a-Thon is only twice a year!