Posted April 24, 2015 by in General / 10 Comments

Yep, it’s that time again and for some reason I hadn’t got round to properly signing up, offering to run a mini-challenge, or even arranging a stack. Terrible, ain’t it? I’m in the middle of a month where I’m reading female authors only, so I’m assembling a quick list to give me something to grab no matter what — though goodness knows, I’ll grab anything from my backlog if that’s what I happen to be in the mood for.

I don’t know if I’m going to make it the full 24 hours this time; my anxiety tends to spike when I’m tired, I’ve been having a lot of headaches, and I’m just not that great at staying up all night anymore. But we’ll see how it goes.

Reading apparatus: iPad Mini for books on Blloon/Scribd; Kobo Mini for ebooks; dead tree books aplenty. As usual, I’m gonna divide my stack up into a couple of categories and try to read at least one thing from each category.

A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab
Touch, Claire North
Batgirl, Gail Simone
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
The Buried Life, Carrie Patel

Shades of Milk & Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal
Magic Study, Maria V. Snyder
Graceling, Kristin Cashore
Touch Not the Cat, Mary Stewart
Gifts, Ursula Le Guin

Guardian of the Dead, Karen Healey
Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson
Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear
Curtsies and Conspiracies, Gail Carriger
The Winter Sea, Susanna Kearsley

The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge
The Burning Land, Victoria Strauss
The Just City, Jo Walton
Dark Triumph, Robin LaFevers
A Court of Thorns & Roses, Sarah J. Maas

Some of these I need to refresh my memory on because oh, how I owe a review.

For this evening, I’m going to play enough Assassin’s Creed III to sate my current obsession with replaying the games, load my ereader, and try to finish Voyage of the Basilisk (Marie Brennan), so I have a fresh slate for tomorrow. I’ll put up a progress post tomorrow afternoon before we start, in lieu of my usual review post. Any regulars on the blog taking part?

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10 responses to “Readathon!

  1. The frequent headaches and not being able to stay up as easily any more are DEFINITELY things I’m bearing in mind this time around! Here’s to us both getting through it in one piece and with lots of good fun and good reading under our belts! *clinks mugs*

  2. majoline

    Ohh what a fantastic list! I have been having allergy problems, and it takes me a significant portion of the day to clear up, so probably not. :/

  3. Yeah I am taking part as well. I have a few small books I want to read and get off the pile. Good luck I’ll cheer you on on twitter. Find me @AishaOaktree. What’s yours? ?

  4. Good luck! You’re far more organized than I am, I’ll be winging it with my choice of books as I seem to do better that way. The only thing I’m worried about is staying up anywhere near all night, the more I want to stay up the more likely I am to fall asleep!

    Will check in to see how you’re doing later 🙂

    • I’ll probably end up winging it, but then I have this to fall back on if I feel spoilt for choice! I’m not gonna try to stay up, I think; that never works. I’ll just read, which usually means I do stay up, ha. But I’m just gonna focus on a goal of getting 3-4 books finished.

      • I made the mistake of reading until 2am last night so will more than likely end up having a cat nap at some point! The one good thing about today is that my dad is coming over later to cook dinner for me, otherwise I wouldn’t bother and be a hyped up sugar monkey by this time tomorrow 🙂

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