The read-a-thon starts in just over 5 hours, and I am all set and ready to go. I’ve got books, snacks, beverages, tunes, and activities for when I can’t stomach any more reading (and by activities, I mean laundry).

I’ve decided I want to try to make it through the read-a-thon reading only the books in my pre-ordained pile. It’s got a pretty good variety, so I think I should be okay. They are (top to bottom):

  • The Colour by Rose Tremain (already reading this, but I am hoping to finish it at some point tomorrow.
  • Life After Yes by Aidan Donnelly Rowley
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  • Finny by Justin Kramon
  • Speak Softly, She Can Hear by Pam Lewis
  • In Between the Sheets by Ian McEwan
  • Pieces of the Heart by Karen White
  • Italian for Beginners by Kristin Harmel
  • Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico
  • Veronika Decides to Die by Paolo Coelho
  • After the Quake by Haruki Murakami
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky
  • Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

Well, start time will be here before I know it, so I will see you all in just a few short hours. I will be updating the blog throughout the day, as well as tweeting under the #readathon hashtag.