Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon 2013

I owe at least 2 entries, one on the musical "Sa Wakas" and another on Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose", but they will have to wait because...

Today is Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon!

I first participated in the read-a-thon 2 years ago with my fellow Flippers, which was held at Libreria Bookstore. I finished 2 books, "Death by Garrotte: Looking Back 3" by Ambeth R. Ocampo and "Johnny and the Dead" by Terry Pratchett, but still haven't gotten around to finishing "Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt" by Barbara Mertz. :P

Flips Flipping Pages does Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon, April 2011
(That's me on the far right.)
(Photo courtesy of Don Taduran) 
This year I decided to participate again mainly to chip away Mount TBR. My list includes (in no particular order, and may change throughout the day) -
  1. "Soulless: The Manga, Volume 2" by Gail Carriger and REM - easy reading
  2. "George's Secret Key to the Universe" by Lucy & Stephen Hawking - thinking of donating this to a children's library but must read first
  3. "Dodger" by Terry Pratchett - comfort reading, because Pratchett never fails to be funny
  4. "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque - need to read this before month's end for the April Group Discussion on The Historical Fiction Group at Shelfari
No pressures though, which means I will still sleep and eat and do other things because it's a Sunday. :)

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Answers to the Introductory Questionnaire:
  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Manila
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? "George's Secret Key to the Universe" :)
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? I honestly didn't prepare anything, but I've had half a glass of cold chocolate drink.
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself! I like lists. :) And smileys.
  5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I won't put pressure on myself like before but instead will relax and have fun. :)

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