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How Many Books in 24 Hours? Read-a-Thon Giveaway

April 5, 2011

This Saturday, I’ll be participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.

I’m excited because I’ve never participated in a read-a-thon before. And 24 hours of reading sounds like a slightly more insane version of my perfect day. Books! Snacks! Staying up late! Blogging!

As you know, I’m donating $1  to the NYPL for every book I read this year.

And in 24 hours… that might be a lot of books!

Believe it or not– people have placed bets on how many books I’m going to finish.

Shesten, one of the read-a-thon organizers bet I’d finish 6.  Seriestracker, a fellow book blogger, bets on 7. My goodness!

Anyone else got bets?

I have an idea. Whoever guesses the exact number of books I get through, I will give/send you a book from my stash of ARCs and/or the miscellaneous books I keep meaning to take to HousingWorks.

Matching donations would also be welcome, of course. 🙂

So I’ve been looking at the books I have, trying to stockpile a collection of interesting, fast reads. This is not the time to read Anna, or Android, Karenina. I know I’m going to read The Westing Game, possibly when I’m good and loopy. I’ve read it when I’m feeling like an insomniac, so it will be just as good when I’m busy Not Sleeping on purpose.

I am also planning to read Shadows Bright as Glass, by Amy Ellis Nutt, and may be conducting an author interview at some very goofy late hour of the night.

My Life in France, by Julia Child; Thief of Hearts by Christopher Golden; Arms Wide Open by Patricia Harman; The Bonus by Georgia Lowe; and whatever comes in from the library between now and then are on the list. Also that book about the rubber duckies lost at sea, if Dad’s done with it by then.

I also have to figure out my reading munchies.

For every book I read in 2011, I’m donating $1 to the New York Public Library.  Donate now, and help them keep me in books!

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