Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Pre-Dewey's Read-a-Thon Post

Dewey's Read-a-Thon is kicking off in about twelve hours time, and of course I have signed up! Very sensibly, I'm about to head to bed so I can get an outside chance of managing to stay up for the full whack, but before I do, what books? As I type this, I don't know... So [live blogging alert], give me a moment to walk around my bookshelves, Trot on my hand, to select a few titles I may or may not go for....

Firstly, let it be said I just fond half a bar of chocolate (slightly less than half now) that I didn't know I had! As for the books, I must admit I deliberately went for some of the shorter ones, however, as ever, I may read one tomorrow and then decide I have to read something off-radar (which of course is part of the fun!). But, here's what I picked out (in no order):
  • Sergei Aksakov's A Russian Gentleman
  • Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy
  • Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Gorky's My Childhood
  • Goethe's Faust Part Two
  • Gogol's Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
  • Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves in the Offing
  • Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
  • Turgenev's Home of the Gentry
  • Turgenev's Fathers and Sons
  • Trollope's The Warden
  • Dostoyevsky's Netochka Nezvanova
  • Cleland's Fanny Hill
  • Satre's Nausea
Now, let it be said - there is a part of me who is contemplating reading one massive chunkster, however at this point I think it may be unwise. However, at some point during tomorrow, I may change my mind and feel it would be a suitable option. But we will see!

So, let me know if you are participating! I do want to focus on reading, but no doubt will check in on a few folks here and there. It might be hard for me to get online tomorrow (not necessarily, though), however I will be updating on Twitter and Goodreads as well.

As for now, I think, as it is twenty past midnight and it is now less that twelve hours away, I had better put Trot back in his cage and go to bed! But, rest assured, we will be both bright eyed and bushy tailed when we get up! Catch you all tomorrow :)


  1. I'm joining! See you at 8am my time. (EST) :-D

  2. I vote for Fathers and Sons. I loved it. :)

    I am going to read a fun YA title in the morning, then switch over to Clarissa.

  3. I vote for Jeeves! Which makes me want to pick one up...

    I'm personally going to be focusing on my library books (due date: Monday--nothing like the last minute), from which I have several to choose. I know I won't make the whole thing, however.




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