What will you be reading for the November 100 Hour ReadaThing?


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What will you be reading for the November 100 Hour ReadaThing?

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Sep 23, 2011, 2:30pm

What do you think you will be reading for the 100 hour ReadaThing?
Why will you be reading that book instead of another book?
Will you be reading a book you've been putting off?
Will you be reading an old favorite book?
How did you find out about your book or what made you choose to read it?

Do you know where you will be reading?
Will you be reading by yourself or will there be others around?
What are your plans for the ReadaThing Weekend??

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I will probably be reading one of my organizing or productivity books... I have quite a few, but I need a refresher AND a push to motivate myself to get somethings done IRL!!

and you really don't want a list of my organizing & productivity books, it would take up around 10 long posts! I'll post a few titles of ones that I know I need to read again!!

Sep 26, 2011, 7:19pm

I will be reading A Scandal in Boehmia - the first story in my copy of The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle reproduced from the original publication in The Strand Magazine with the classic illustrations by Sidney Paget. As much as I love Sherlock Holmes and mysteries in general, I have never read any of the Sherlock Holmes stories. My only knowledge of Sherlock Holmes comes from watching the old movies. Will post where I will be reading from later - may be at home curled up on my couch or possibly in my cabin on the Oregon coast. No matter where I will be you can be sure there will be a strong cup of Irish tea at my side and I will be hoping for rain outside my window. : )

Editado: Sep 28, 2011, 6:17pm

My 'plan' is to use this time to read a book I have been wanting to read for eons but have been putting it off simply because of the size of the tome. That tome being: Arabian Nights: The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night translated by Sir Richard Burton. Burton himself is a fascinating man. He was the first Englishman to enter Mecca, the first to visit Somaliland and the first white man to return alive from the forbidden city of Harar. He was knighted in 1886 and died in 1890.
So for this ReadaThing I am planning to 'ReadaHugeThing' and I am sure to be sitting in my favorite reading chair, (as this book is way too big to read in bed, where I do most of my reading), and I am sure to have a large mug of decaf with hazelnut creamer by my side along with my trusty Abby Labby.

Sep 29, 2011, 6:46am

>3 rainpebble: I'd be interested in how you do. I've been slowly working on it for about 6 months and am about 1/3 through. It's heavy going and tends to be repetitive.

Sep 29, 2011, 4:15pm

Oh no Morphidae; I want to read the whole thing during the ReadaThing. Ah well, when it gets too heavy I shall simply pick up something light for a quick 'tweener'. I had heard about the repetitiveness and the no paragraph thing but not that it was a heavy read. I guess I need to peruse my library for other books to read when it affects me. Thank you for the heads up.

Sep 30, 2011, 6:32am

Well, maybe not heavy but flowery. Describing a woman's breasts can take a paragraph!

Sep 30, 2011, 11:23am

Hmmm, must be some breasts. lol!~! I mean 2 balls with bumps would work.

Editado: Oct 10, 2011, 6:46am

I've got two definite reads lined up, The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan and The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville, which I'm going to read as part of the Austalian States and Territories Challenge. If I finish those, I'm grabbing the first book off The Tower of TBR. As for where I'll be reading, I know that I'll have a good few hours on a train (the sole upside of a three hour round trip to work and back is reading time), if it's fine I'll be reading under the oak tree in my back garden, if it isn't (and it's a distinct possibility, Spring is decidedly unsprung) I'll be cosied up on the lounge. I expect regular inquisitive visits from my cats, and if I get organised enough (?! it could happen) I plan on making a very large caraway tea cake to sustain me over the weekend. Spread with lots of butter. Slabs of it. Phone calls will reluctantly be taken, tiresome domestic duties will be rightly ignored and if anybody knocks on the door they'd better have a VERY good reason. Or a cake. Preferably both.

Oct 10, 2011, 11:47am

I decided to make a goal of reading at least 10 hours during the ReadaThing. Things are really really hectic around my house right now & will probably be just as hectic that weekend.... but I am fairly sure that I can get 10 hours of reading accomplished. If I get more, that's just icing on the cake!! (no icing on a book, too messy)

Oct 13, 2011, 10:03am

I hope to read my Harry Potter books. I am currently reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and I haven't made too much progress on it. I had given myself a goal to read all the HP books after the last movie was released and after I had seen it. I started reading them again and just seem to have other more pressing books to get through first. Hopefully I will have them done by the readathing and will be able to concentrate on the HP books.

I will also probably read my library book club book for November. I can't remember right now the name of the book.

Those are the books so far. Skittle I think you will be able to read for 10 hours during this ReadaThing. I would like to read that many hours too.

Oct 14, 2011, 2:02pm

I haven't decided yet. I think one book from my 'started and put down' pile (probably non-fiction), and another from Mt. TBR (probably fiction). That should keep things interesting.

Oct 15, 2011, 12:28pm

For my first read-a-thon I plan to read City of Dreams, A Novel of Niewu Amsterdam and Early Manhattan. It's a TBR I've meant to read for about 10 years! Will also keep a cozy mystery or two on hand in case I want to switch off for awhile.

Oct 16, 2011, 2:13am

I plan to be reading Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate #3) by Gail Carriger and The Resort by Bentley Little. I'll be on a cruise at the time, so plenty of time to read...maybe lol.

Oct 28, 2011, 7:26am

I'll be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde because I'm doing an online joint reading of it and we're supposed to start November 5th.

I've been definetely been putting this one off since I bought it in a book fair in highschool 14 years ago!

I'll be reading it at home, by myself.

No special plans, it all depends on the weather really. If it's cold I'll read by the fireplace. If it's warm and sunny I'll read on my balcony. But there will be tea, that's guaranteed! :)

Oct 29, 2011, 3:04pm

Most likely I'll still be reading the book I'm reading now, The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson. I'm 80 pages in and I'm still slowly absorbing the details about the cyber/steam punk world about a hundred years (I think) in the future. It's very good and interesting so far.

I also picked up The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For from the library after hearing many good things about it lately on LT, so I'll be dipping into that as well.

Editado: Nov 1, 2011, 4:20pm

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Oct 29, 2011, 3:58pm

I seriously think I am going to have to check into the Three Pines Mysteries as everyone reading them or who has read them seems to really enjoy them. (cosy mysteries?)

Oct 29, 2011, 4:33pm

I am going to read book one in the Song of Ice and Fire series "Game of Thrones" I started it already but I'm also reading three biographies-Raymond Carver, Beatrix Potter and an ER selection "Dangerous Ambition" about Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West, two women who were real firebrands in their time, journalists and critics, but both connected to well-known men also, H.G. Wells in West's case and Sinclair Lewis in Thompson's case. Wells and West were lovers, though while Lewis was Thompson's second husband. At any rate all of the bio's are dense reading and I strongly feel the need to read something lighter. And while "Game..." is fiction , it is a wonderful read, full of atmosphere and character development, action and reaction, it is fantasy, or fantistorical as one author put it. I'm loving it. So that will be my sole read for the approximately 10 hours I will devote to Readathing. Hoping for rain, so I can sit in fromt of the fireplace in my papasan chair at night while the puppies sleep. Can't wait!

Oct 29, 2011, 4:35pm

Oh and a cup of Irish tea for night time or morning and an icy glass of Coke for day-time. Breaking only for bathroom breaks and food, no phone calls, house cleaning or puppy care. Nope! Not me! I'm readin'.

Oct 29, 2011, 4:57pm

I think I'll be finishing Summer by Edith Wharton and maybe The Age of Innocence too. However, I do have a bunch of books that will be due at the library in the near future, some of whom can't be renewed. Here's my list:

The Open Door by Elizabeth Maguire
My So-Called Freelance Life by Michelle Goodman
Craft, Inc. by Meg Mateo-Ilasco
Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, a Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
The Compass of Pleasure by David J. Linden
Landscape and Memory by Simon Schama
Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson (my December book club read, might as well get an early start)

Plus, there are the dozens of other books that have somehow migrated from their shelves and onto the dining room and coffee tables. As for time, I guess I'd like to read for 10 hours, but with working, I'm not sure if I'll make it or not. Certainly for the 3 hours I signed up for, but... oh well, we'll see what happens!

This is my first Thing/Thon on LT, having only done Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon before, so I'm curious to see if I can keep up here at my favorite website!

Editado: Ene 14, 2015, 12:07pm

Probably I'll start reading The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy. I've already read The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy from "The L.A. Quartet" and the three other books are still waiting to be read.
I'll be reading at home in the evenings and at the weekend. In the daytime of Friday and Monday I have to work, so there won't be time left for reading.

Oct 29, 2011, 5:51pm

I'll probably still be working my way through Reamde for the 'thon. If I get that finished I'll tackle Sweet Silver Blues hoping for a big change up in stories.

Editado: Nov 1, 2011, 12:33pm

I've just seen this on Twitter and it'll be my first readathon anywhere. I'm going to be reading Saturday and Sunday mornings, so I shall read in bed (my favourite place) with a cup of tea and a dog or two for company.

Not quite sure what I'll be reading - maybe John Scalzi Agent to the Stars and Eliza for Common by O. Douglas and maybe Intent Upon Reading by Margery Fisher. I've got some library books on order, so there might be something there, too.

Editado: Nov 3, 2011, 12:47am

I have _way_ too many books that I _might_ read. Six library books, two of which are 4-5 of a series (Thursday Next by Jasper Fforde - I have the first three), so if I want to read that I have to read the first three first (to remind myself - it's been years since I read them). Plus I'm currently reading...hmm. Her Majesty's Spymaster, Why Shoot a Butler (I may finish that one before the Readathing starts, though), The Inheritance and Other Stories, Those Who Fight Monsters, and Son of the Morning. And my other library books are Retief's Peace, Wonderstruck, The Will of the Empress and Tortall and Other Lands - all lighter (I think) than what I'm reading now, so I may well go to one of those. Plus the ebook Kat Among the Pigeons I'm nearly finished with...but I might start Uptown Local and Other Interventions when I finish that (also an ebook). And it's perfectly possible that I'll wake up with a craving for something entirely different...

ETA And what the heck is up with Those Who Fight Monsters? It had a touchstone on the right for a while, but now whenever I make it a touchstone it's for The Inheritance and Other Stories (even down here where it's nowhere near the touchstoned Inheritance). Hmmmph. http://www.librarything.com/work/10504951/book/79272136 - there.

Nov 3, 2011, 2:06am

How are you liking Spymaster, JJ? I have it on my TBR pile.

Nov 3, 2011, 6:41am

Fascinating. I really don't like Elizabethan politics - too twisty - but I keep running across them in fiction; Spymaster is making sense of a lot of things I accepted without really understanding. It's kind of annoying that the beginning is an action scene (riots in Paris when Walsingham was ambassador), then it goes back 5-10 years and explains how he got to be there, then jumps to what happened afterward - annoying, but not really confusing. I can see where in the timeline the story is at any point. I think I finally understand what was up with Mary Queen of Scots, and I learned some interesting things about buying commissions and offices, which continued at least through the Napoleonic wars. Good book! I'm about 3/4 of the way through.

Nov 3, 2011, 12:35pm

23 - GeraniumCat - Looking forward to what you think of Agent to the Stars if that ends up being the one you read. I read The Android's Dream a few months ago and enjoyed it, even if it was a tad over the top. I've been thinking about reading some more Scalzi.

Nov 3, 2011, 1:55pm


Editado: Nov 3, 2011, 3:16pm

From my TBR pile I am reading Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde by Thomas Wright (seems very appropriate) and Water Ghosts by Shawn Yang Ryan.

Nov 3, 2011, 7:28pm

The ReadaThing has started...

The Log Book thread is here:


Share what you are reading & where you are reading it!!!

Nov 4, 2011, 8:45pm

Sounds like a lot of good reading is going to go on this weekend!

I'll be reading Shutter Island to finish off my Halloween reading.

Editado: Nov 5, 2011, 7:04pm

I think I see that of which you were speaking. I am loving the book but have discovered that it is best taken in smaller doses and so have decided to pick it up and put it down between smaller reads.

I will be reading today from Dorothy Eden's Winterwood and then more Arabian Nights followed by Love in a Dry Season by Shelby Foote.