Once again, Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon is here, and I am excited to be participating again. I have a feeling that this is actually going to be the best read-a-thon yet, at least for me. In the past, I have had other hurdles blocking me from participating as much as I wanted, usually having to do with family obligations, school obligations, and alarming Facebook addictions. I have no family and school obligations, and I pretty much quit Facebook over the summer, so that just leaves me and my books (and my roommate and her cat, but they are both super quiet and not at all disruptive).

My intention was to make it through the day with no plans, but during the April read-a-thon, I mistakenly scheduled a nail appointment on the day of the read-a-thon, and got a manicure and pedicure. And I actually got quite a bit of reading done during the appointment. So I decided to go ahead and make this a mini read-a-thon tradition of my own. During hours 7-10 (approximately), I will therefore be read-a-thoning from the nail salon.

I’ve been going through the books I have unpacked, and I’ve got about 10 or 11 books already lined up for the read-a-thon. I decided this year to go for books that are short and see how that goes. Among the potential choices are: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho, In Between the Sheets by Ian McEwan, After the Quake by Haruki Murakami, and Dreamland by Sarah Dessen (the one Sarah Dessen novel I haven’t read yet).

What about you? Are you participating in the read-a-thon? Any books you’re excited about reading?