Read-a-Thon and Other Excuses For Book Blogging

ReadathonbuttonLatest phase--book blogging.  Seriously, I'm loving it. 

Not that I need an excuse to curl up and read.  I was that kid who would rather have a new book than a new toy; the kid who once hauled an entire suitcase of books to my Dad's for the summer because I couldn't bear to be without my favorites for a few months. 

Nonetheless, it is nice to have a little direction.  To that end, a few new projects.

First, I've signed up for The Hidden Side of a Leaf's 24 hour Read-a-Thon on October 18th.  It starts at 7 a.m. central time.  I don't know that I'll read for all 24 hours--there are only so many Farmer's Market Saturday's left, so I've got to get that in--but I'm thinking of getting a nice big blanket and spending the afternoon at the park with a stack'o'books.

Second, a couple of read through blogs--The Pulitzer Project and The Newbery Project--which are, as their titles suggest, group projects to read through all of the Pulitzer winners (in the fiction category) and the Newbery winners.  I will be keeping track of my progress on Good Reads and here and here.