Thursday, June 26, 2008

The 24 Hour Read-a-thon

As I've stated before, I decided to participate in the 24 hour read-a-thon being hosted by Dewey at the Hidden Side of a Leaf. I encourage you to consider it if you don't have any plans yet, you can read some FAQ here.

The truth is, I haven't had really any time at all to read this week. And I have a lot of books I really want to read, so I think this will be fun.

My goals:

To read one non-fiction book. I really want to get better at reading non-fiction. I know it has tremendous value and there are several books I want to read, I am just too easily distracted by fiction.

To read one book for the 1% Well Read Challenge. I've been wanting to read Graham Greene ever since I saw him compared to Shusako Endo. Silence has been one of the best--if not the best--books I read this year so I look forward to reading his work.

To have a lot of fun!

In my mind I can imagine reading tons of books, but realistically I'll be lucky if I read 6. And don't fall asleep.

I won't update every hour, but will try to update when I finish a book. But obviously I'll be saving real reviews for later. I think I'll just keep editing one post so that the blog doesn't get more cluttered than it already is.

It just so happens that this is the perfect weekend for this. I have no other plans! If you are interested in sponsoring me for the read-a-thon, the charity is Reading is Fundamental. It all goes along with my 40 day fast cause for the year.

I'd like to mention another giveaway going on at J.Kaye's book blog for the book Janeology by Karen Harrington. It seems the book blogoshere is abuzz for this book, and I would love to read it myself! Head over to J. Kaye's Book Blog for your chance to win.

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