After a rather tiring time at work today it’s been a wonderful hour (yes, that long) that I’ve spent going through my bookshelves, kindle and library loans to find the books I really want to read this weekend for Octobathon.
For those unaware, Octobathon is my version of a readathon. It runs from tomorrow, Friday 17th October to Sunday 19th October. All are welcome to join in, mainly via Twitter – just tweet along with the hashtag #Octobathon
I have no idea how many people will be joining in – I only came up with the idea on Tuesday as a good way to fill my weekend – so it will be interesting to see if I shall be on my tod or not! Oh well, the fridge is stocked with nibbles for my 3 day long reading fest and the fuzzy slippers, warm blankets and comfy chair are all calling my name already.
As for reading material, I’ve gone with the advice of the wonderful Heather Van Fleet (author of Finding Her Way Back) and chosen some (hopefully) pleasurable reads. All of my chosen books are library loans. Working in a library part of my time, you always get to see some fantastic books going across the desk. Personally I think I’ve chosen a few complete stonkers:
Book 1: The Monogram Murders (Hercule Poirot Mystery #1) by Sophie Hannah
Since discovering that a new Hercule Poirot mystery was being released, I have been beyond excited to read it. Unfortunately as soon as I got it through the door, my darling parentals nabbed it to read themselves! I have finally managed to grab it back for the weekend and I cannot wait to get stuck in. I adore Poirot and really hope Sophie Hannah has kept his little ways and means and not changed things too much.
Book 2: Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness
This is a library book I have had on loan for what seems like aeons. The first book, A Discovery of Witches was one I read at the end of July (see my review here) and was a complete revelation to me. I loved it! For whatever reason though, I never got round to picking up book 2 and I’m taking my chance now. Very much looking forward to it.
Book 3: Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins
Since I started blogging in May this year and talking with other book bloggers, I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews of this series and I was delighted to find my libraries had a copy in stock. I swiftly requested it and it’s in my hands ready for the weekend. I really hope I love it – it would be so awful to be disappointed but I am none-the-less looking forward to trying it for myself.
So, have i tempted you to join in with Octobathon yourself? I hope so! Simply tweet along this weekend using the hashtag #Octobathon . Not sure what a readathon is or if you’ll have time to read? Just take a look at my Octobathon intro post here for some guidelines and explanations.