Tuesday, 14 October 2008


Yes, I signed up! A while ago actually. It's almost time, I can't wait! I'm seriously doubting I'll stay up all night, as I'm noticing me getting sleepy before midnight lately, but we'll see. I don't drink coffee normally, so that should help to keep me awake...
I'm already thinking of what books to read. I'd like to stick to short books, so that I can finish quickly and then start another soon after. I'm not a very fast reader, so if I choose a longish one I might have to say at end "err...I've only read one...but it was long, you know!"

For now I have:

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
L'odore della notte (the scent of the night) by Andrea Camilleri
Cherokee Bat and the Goat guys by Francesca Lia Block (and possibly Missing Angel Juan and Baby be-bop if I'm in the mood.)
Oranges in no man's land by Elizabeth Laird
Keep going with Tapping the Dream Tree by Charles de Lint, I'm really enjoying it, surprisingly since it's short stories.
In the hand of the goddess by Tamora Pierce

I'm also considering borrowing something from the library, any suggestions?
I'm thinking Nation by Terry Pratchett, but it might take up most of the time. Although it might be worth it.

Also, for Carl's RIP mini challenge. If I'm still awake at that early hour...what could I read that I already have? Is the Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter creepy enough to qualify? It'd be good cause it's short stories.
I don't think I own anything else appropriate.

Oh I wish I hadn't read the Graveyard Book so I could read it again...*sigh*


Nymeth said...

The Bloody Chamber is definitely creepy enough...the only problem is that it's a bit slow going, and the language can be dense. So maybe it's not the best book for when you're sleepy :P

And Naaaation. I think it is worth it, the problem is that it's indeed a bit long. But it's one of those books that feel shorter than they actually are.

Coraline is a perfect choice. I haven't read that Francesca Lia Block book, but her books tend to be really quick reads, which makes them good read-a-thon material.

And I take that to mean that you liked The Graveyard Book? :D I can't wait to read your review.

alice said...

parli italiano? ho visto che ami uno dei miei film preferiti

Trish said...

So glad you decided to sign up! I just found out that our plans for the weekend changed a little so I'm hoping that I can participate at least unofficially and maybe cheerlead a little. And from my experience (and I go to bed at 10!!) you'll stay up later than you think you can. :)

Tracee said...


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Dewey said...

Ooh, Coraline! That's a quick and gripping read, sure to keep your attention.

I hope to finally finish Frankenstein during Carl's mini-challenge. And I'm hoping Nation is really delivered in two days as Amazon claims it will be, because then I'll have it tomorrow, just in time for the readathon. We can be Nation buddies if you get it from the library.

valentina said...

Nymeth, yes I love the Graveyard Book, I will certainly read it again one day:) Maybe next halloween:P

I don't think Ill be up by 5 am anyway for RIP's mini-challenge, and even if I am I won't tackle the Bloody Chamber. I don't have any other titles at the moment that could do. Maybe Coraline, but I want to read it sooner!

I'll get Nation tomorrow, maybe I'll read it alternating it with something shorter, like short stories.

Francesca Lia Block should be perfect, and I was waiting for the right time to read the rest of that series.

I'm really looking forward now. I need to organise food tomorrow, so that i don't need to leave the house,to shop:)

Alice, ciao,si sono italiana. Qual è il film? le fate ignoranti?

Trish, oh that's sad,I'm sorry you can't be a reader! But I hope you'll manage to do some cheerleading!

Dewey, finger crossed for Nation!!

Trish said...

I might be able to sneak in a little reading time. ;)