The Read-A-Thon is this weekend. Most of you already know this. Click –> HERE <– if you don’t know and want to know more.
And let’s not forget that this is DEWEY’s Read-A-Thon. I miss Dewey. She started the Read-A-Thon mania and I bet she’d be thrilled with the growth and enthusiasm for this event in her honor. Read more about Dewey here. and a big thank you to the current committee for carrying on. 🙂
I’m not quite ready but I have at least officially signed up, volunteered my pompons to Eva the Cheer Captain, and accepted my 8 hour assignment, offered up a mini-challenge – – to start at 11 pm EST (I think) – – and have picked a few books in case I actually get time to read:
Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree
Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
I’ll be lucky to complete one let alone both because… on Saturday during the daytime,
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I’m attending the BOSTON BOOK FESTival!! With my friend Holly!
To be honest, I can’t say that I’m all that excited about the list of authors – let’s just say I’m disappointed with myself because I’ve read only but a few.
On the other hand, I just purchased Ben Mizrach’s The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding Of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal. So that’s something.
Going through the list of attending authors, I notice I’ve read at least one book by the following: Richard Russo, Anita Shreve, Dennis Lehane, and Andre Dubus III. I can say that I’ve at least heard of a few others but couldn’t name their books (sad, huh?) but most I don’t know. I had high hopes that Tracy Kidder would be there, but alas, no. Before book-blogging, I was pathetic at remembering authors so I hope I may be excused for this woeful lack of awareness…
So far, I’m thinking about the Net Crawlers event hosted by Jeffrey Howe. This features Mezrich, Ethan Gilsdorf and David Pogue. The Power of Place sounds good, too: hosted by Kim McLarin and featuring Anita Diamant, Elizabeth Nunez, Carolina DeRobertis and Anita Shreve. I will probably have to skip out on the keynote event starring Orhan Pamuk due to obligations back home. I’m really curious about the whole thing and just might enjoy walking around. PLEASE DON’T RAIN!