I am so ridiculously happy to be participating in my first Dewey's 24 hour Read-a-thon! I'm on eastern time, so my goal is to read from 8 a.m. on Saturday to 8 a.m. on Sunday. Back in the day I was a night owl, but these days I'm more of a morning person, so if I read past 2 a.m. it will be a miracle. (I'm usually snoring by 11 p.m.)
|My first Book of the Day was Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Live in the Castle. I wasn't planning on reading this one, but after Allison (who blogs at The Book Wheel) suggested it on Twitter last night I couldn't get it out of my head. I was saving it for a rainy day or this fall or something. I don't know. Wow--what an awesome book to start the readathon with! Like everything I've read by Jackson, I felt compelled to immediately begin re-reading this one as soon as I finished it. While it didn't dethrone The Haunting of Hill House as my favorite Jackson story, it is an excellent read and one I will no doubt re-read.|
Over 800 people are participating in today's readathon! Check it out over at Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon or if you're on Twitter check out #readathon. We're trending internationally, which means book nerds are the cool kids!