I have this silly tendency to forget that I work on a university campus with a UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. And since we have a strong English program and a strong Education program, there are lots of YA and middle reader books, graphic novels, and other Read-a-Thon-worthy picks in our library!!!
This picture is what happens when I remember.
I mentioned the shorties on top earlier in the week because they come from my home piles. Yesterday I picked up the following from the uni.
- Paper Towns by John Green (because I've NEVER READ JOHN GREEN!)
- Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
- Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine
- Steampunk! a collection edited by Kelly Link
- Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
So I do have a strategy for this Read-a-Thon. With one previous hosting experience under my belt back in October, I know this about myself:
- I get really excited and wake up far too early
- I get all amped up on energy and do administrative things early in the day while Heather is hosting
- I hit a wall early afternoon and need to read/relax/step back
- I NEED to take a nap mid to late afternoon
- I get back into the fray in a big way in the evening -- my co-hosting shift goes on at 10 or 11pm
My reading strategy this year is to start with books I have sitting around half-finished. This includes The Obituary Writer (about 100 pages left), The Little Princess (about 100 pages left), and as of last night Paris: A Love Story (200 pages maybe?). And I will inevitably read some graphic novels because my eyes will hurt. A lot. At some point.
How are you tackling this season's Read-a-Thon?