Even the dogs are readathon-ready!
The official readathon books for Dewey’s Readathon 2014
Yep, we are readathon-ready, folks. The dogs are settled. The books are pulled. The food is prepared. The chair is chosen. What else is there? Oh, the books.
Readathon Books – Short Stories
Xingu by Edith Wharton — This is becoming a Dewey tradition. (read 10/18/14) The Lottery by Shirley Jackson — Haven’t read this in decades. (listened to free online audio version 10/18/14) The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe — Yet, another tradition that has to happen. (read 10/18/14)
Wharton’s New England: Seven Stories by Edith Wharton — Now that I’ve read Xingu I am intrigued and want to read more. This collection should fit the Halloween season, too.
City of God by Saint Augustine — No, not the entire book. I’m part of a year-long read-a-thon and need to play catch-up.
The Technologists by Mathew Pearl — He’s an interesting writer and this is an great setting. Can’t wait to see what he does with it.
Story of a Soul by Saint Therese of Lisieux — Another book that has been staring at me for way too long. Time to turn the pages.
I don’t think this is as ambitious as last year. I’d say it’s my basic program for the readathon tomorrow and open to tweaking as I go along. What? What do the dogs want me to read? Guess. They gave it 4-paws up!
So what are you most looking forward to reading? I’m really intrigued with Mathew Pearl’s book, The Technologists. I think there’s even a bonus short story included in the book. (I’m not sure I’ve seen that before. ) Anyway, it’s a historical msytery set in the 1860s with a great set of characters. Now, you share yours—and be sure and check back during the readathon and say hi!