Friday, April 22, 2016

Twas the Night Before Readathon (Spring 2016)

It's that time again!

Tomorrow morning, thousands of readers will grab a stack of books and get to reading. It's the 24 Hour Readathon and if you haven't signed up yet, there is still time!  You don't have to read for the full 24 hours. You don't need to be a book blogger. You don't need to have a blog at all. The readathon will be in full swing on goodreads, twitter, instagram, and facebook. You just need a few good books and a commitment to spend some time reading on Saturday.

I'm going to have a nice full house of readers here. I took the kids to the library yesterday (since I work late today), so they are ready. My mom is going to join us too (although the kids don't know she is coming yet - surprise!). As for food, donuts are promised upon my mom's arrival. I think we are going to order lunch in and my wonderful hubby has promised to make dinner (score!). Tonight I will probably run to the store and pick up a few snacks. One cannot readathon without snacks.

Last, but most importantly, here are the books I have picked out for this time around. Where should I start?

Tales of Accidental Genius (short stories) by Simon Van Booy
French Milk (graphic novel) by Lucy Knisley
Birds of a Feather (mystery) by Jacqueline Winspear
Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen
Yes, Please (essays/memoir) by Amy Poehler

Your turn. What are your plans? What do you hope to read? Do you have a quiet house or have you invited some friends for a read-in? What will you eat?


  1. I am so jealous! I have to work 8-5 tomorrow! Have fun!

  2. HAHAHA. I love your title!! I hope you LOVE French Milk because it is one of my absolute favorites. Also, it sounds like you guys are going to have the perfect readathon day (whole family participating?!?! I love it!). Can't wait to see your follow-up post.
    I haven't signed up because I know I'll be out of the house all day tomorrow celebrating my wedding anniversary, but I think I might try to get a few hours in and just sign up regardless.

    Have fun!

  3. Happy reading (and eating)! And I'd start with Alias, Hook. :)

  4. Ah, it's great how you're making the read-a-thon a family affair almost! I hope you all enjoy yourselves - your TBR looks like there is a good mixture of reads.