Saturday, September 8, 2012

Abducted by Dewey's Readathon ~ Oct 2012

Dewey's readathon is right around the corner and I for one am soooooooooo excited!!!

I have to admit though, my initial reaction was one of hesitation and concern. The truth is I have never been that good at the readathons. I'm a particularly slow reader and therefore I never quite get as much accomplished as I intend to.

Also, I have just recently taken on a part time job so I know for sure I will be working on the day of the Readathon and I joined the choir at my church so therefore I cannot stay up reading into the morning hours because I will need to be up ready to sing by 8am.

So, anyway, I was very concerned about what I could actually read in the time that I will have that day.

But then, a couple of days ago, I cam up with a brilliant upon BRILLIANT idea!!!

This time around I am going to dedicate my entire readathon too....

Let me explain!

The Odd Thomas series is a collection of works based on the title character Odd Thomas and created by Dean Koontz.

As of now the collection includes:

5 Novels: Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Hours, and Odd Apocalypse.

3 graphic novel prequels: In Odd We Trust, Odd Is On Our Side, and House of Odd.

and 1 collection of 3 novellas called Odd Interlude.

I have read all of the books except for Odd Apocalypse, but I want to get caught up with all of the graphic novels and the novellas before I do so. And what better materials to take into a readathon where I am already worried about my time constraints then graphic novels and novellas!!!?!!!

It will be perfect! The graphic novels will be great for when I'm at work and making the butt load of calls that I have to make everyday (working at a loan office is ever so exciting, let me tell you).

And the novellas will be perfect for when the store is dead in the afternoons and then for when I go home that night.

And if I get all this done during the readathon, then I will only have Odd Apocalypse left to read and then I will be entirely caught up and eagerly anticipating the last two novels that will be out in the years to come!

I know this post might have been really boring to some of you! But I don't care, because I am truly truly excited!!!!!!!

So, that is my plan for Dewey's October Readthon, what's yours?


Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I very much approve of your readathon plans! Is it weird that I'm slightly jealous? The 3 graphic novels and the novella seem very much in goal reach, whereas mine are always ridiculous. I might read a few graphic novels, and 2 to 3 books- depending on the books I choose. I'll still make the gigantic, unrealistic Pile O' Books, because it's always good to have something on backup in case the book I choose is a stinker. ;) Miss you!

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

Very nice idea! The graphic novels and novellas will be perfect for the readathon! I'm not sure what I'll be reading at the time, so I have no clue what my book pile is going to look like. Most likely I'll be finishing up the last book in the His Dark Materials series, but who knows what else I'll be reading at the time? I'm looking forward to it, though!

fakesteph said...

This is a seriously fantastic plan!!!!!! I don't have a plan, but now I feel like I need to come up with one.

Kimberly @ Midnight Book Girl said...

Graphic novels and novellas are an excellent plan. I have 2 books that I've been saving for the Oct readathon because I know they are super short and therefore are the perfect books for me to read!

I'm bummed you have to work, but sooooo excited about readathon!

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