- A Devil to Play: One Man's Year-Long Quest to Master the Orchestra's Most Difficult Instrument by Jasper Rees (I'm a band geek who loves the sound of a French horn, so I'm excited to read about playing one.)
- Torrent by Lisa Tawn Bergren (The third in the River of Time series. I read the first two last year, but it got a bit too young-adult-angsty for me, and I had to take a break. I think I may finally be in the mood to read book three.)
- Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell (Light Christian fiction. Perfect for a readathon.)
- Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein (I bought this right when it came out last year, and I can't believe I haven't read it yet! This is the one I'm planning to start with on Saturday, so I'll remedy that soon.)
This weekend is the 24 in 48 Readathon! It lasts from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. I have no delusions that I'm going to get a full 24 hours of reading in, but I am excited to spend as much time as I can reading away! I'm especially looking forward to this because it means my husband takes main charge of my son for the weekend - and I'm ready for a bit of a break. Over the past couple of weeks, my husband has gone on two business trips (this never happens!), for a total of almost seven days of single parenting. I can't wait to relax and escape into a book (or three) this weekend.
Here's the stack I'm planning to read from (which can always change). I intentionally picked books that I own (no library books!) so that I can keep chipping away at all the unread books on my shelves.
I don't have any special snacks planned, but I am going out to lunch (all by myself!) on Saturday. I can't wait for this weekend! Anyone else joining in the festivities?
My name is Julie, and I own a lot of books. As in, they are stacked on the floor because I've run out of room on the shelves. And those shelves? There are so many books on them that they smile -- not sag; smile. This blog will cover book reviews and all manner of other bookish things.
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