ahem …. hello and good day to you! It’s been a while. Excuses Exshmuses.
What brings me back to these here parts, I hear you ask? Well, ’tis the Dewey’s 24 hour readathon of course! It just so happens that this weekend I find myself mostly alone and left to my own devices, so what better way to spend the hours than surrounded by all things bookish! I also have Monday off of work to recover! Perfect timing.
So, what is on my tbr … I am 100% sure I will not get through all of these books, and I am usually a monogamous reader, but I’m told variety is the spice of life and so I have a few different things to dip into over the next 24 hours.
My main read will be Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. I did start this a long time ago and I think I was just not in the right mood. I’ve read The Night Watch and loved it, and I really feel I will love all of Sarah Waters’ work, I’m in the mood for some gothicness, so I’m giving it another go!
I figured it would be good to have a short story collection to delve into when the mood strikes, so I have set aside What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura van den Berg. Rebecca Schinsky at Bookriot literally does not shut up about this book and I’m intrigued. I read and enjoyed Laura’s other collection, The Isle of Youth, as well as the chapbook There Will Be No More Good Nights Without Good Nights and loved them both, so I think I’m going to love this.
If you don’t read a graphic novel during a readathon is it even a readathon? Not my favourite format, but I own 3 unread graphic novels and have picked two to add to the pile here – Injection by Ellis, Shalvey and Bellaire and Lazarus Vol One by Rucka, Lark and Arcas. We shall see.
And finally, in the late hours of the night when the wind is howling outside (welcome, storm Brian!) I thought I might like something familiar and comfortable to curl up with. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – over to you! But I’m going for Jim Kay’s illustrated version, which I have not read yet and can’t wait to ogle!
So that’s it! The books that will fill my next 24 hours (with a little walk and a bit of Strictly thrown in for good measure!).