I missed the first read-a-thon that took place since beginning my blog, but I did participate in the one that took place in April. And I loved it! It was a great excuse to spend a lot of time on the couch reading, and making progress towards my goal.
One of the best parts was going to the site every hour to look at challenges and find some inspiration from the other participants. I added quite a few bloggers to my own feed that day and had a lot of visitors.
Anyway, in April I finished three books, as well as getting large portions of reading done in other novels I was starting (My wrap-up post is here). I hope I can be as successful this time around and have already started pulling together a list of books that I might grab. The pile includes the following:
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (If I don't finish before then)
- A Separate Peace by John Knowles (see above)
- Othello by William Shakespeare
- Bleak House by Charles Dickens (in short spurts only or I'll go batty)
- The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
- The Little Prince by Antonie Du Saint-Exupery
- The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
- Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert (I need to get through 60 pages for a read-along)
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Turn of the Screw by Henry James
- Antigone by Sophocles
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
The main goal is to get through at least THREE more titles completely, as well as catch up and read my commitments for my two current read-a-longs (Bleak House and Madame Bovary). We'll see how it goes. My college has a big game this weekend-it is rivalry week against that dratted University of Michigan, but I know my Spartans are going to win. That game, depending on how it goes, might mean a few more hours taken out of my day!
Let me know if you are participating in the read-a-thon, and check in that day. I MAY/MOST LIKELY will be hosting a giveaway during the day, so make sure to keep your eyes out for it. :)