I'll be honest, originally I had no intention of participating in this read-a-thon because it kind of sounded like a lot of pressure to me. I've only done one read-a-thon before, and that one was a week-long deal. However, after looking at the wonderful Chicago weather forecast, I realized I'm stuck indoors tomorrow anyways and I might as well give this a shot. And now I'm actually really excited to do this! I have no idea how to set realistic goals for this, but here are the books I'm going to attempt to read:
- A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin—this should be an easy one, since I only have about 200 pages left, and I will most likely read some more today. Finishing this book should not be a problem, and I will be all set to start A Storm of Swords (the third book in A Song of Ice and Fire series) next month.
- All That is Solid Melts Into Air by Darragh McKeon—I had plans to start this book this weekend anyways, since it's one of our book club picks this month, and I've been looking forward to reading it ever since I bought it.
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins—my third pick is there for a change of pace, since it's a mystery thriller. It's a very talked-about book at the moment, and I'm really curious to find out what I think of it. It also sounds like a quick read!
That's it! I may be a bit ambitious, but isn't that the point of a read-a-thon? I will be updating my Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads with my progress throughout the day tomorrow! If you don't have any plans for tomorrow, you should give this a try as well. Here is all the info: check out the official Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon website, find out what time the read-a-thon starts in your time zone here, and sign up to participate here. Let me know if you're participating as well!