Dewey’s 24-hour Read-A-Thon is Tomorrow!

Friday, October 21, 2016

I’m participating in Dewey’s read-a-thon this year! I’ve wanted to do this for ages, and I have the opportunity this October. If you are wondering what this readathon is all about, here's a quote from the official website:
"What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Tumblrs, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October."



My reading list for tomorrow is:

The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide and Eric Selland (Translation) A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal and all its little ways. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife — the days have more light and color. The novel brims with new small joys and many moments of staggering poetic beauty, but then something happens….

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley Two brothers. One mute, the other his life long protector. Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desparate hope of a cure. In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. They cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end... Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother's care. But then the child's body is found. And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end.

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator) For nearly seventy years, readers have been delighted by the adventures of Christopher Robin and his lovable friends. Paired with the perfectly suited drawings of Ernest H. Shepard, A.A. Milne's classic story continues to captivate children of all ages.

Solanin by Inio Asano Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Naruo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a freelance illustrator doesn't pay enough for rent. And her parents in the country keep sending her boxes of veggies that just rot in her fridge. Straddling the line between her years as a student and the rest of her life, Meiko struggles with the feeling that she's just not cut out to be a part of the real world.

Are you participating? Link me to your reading list! /Love, Saura

You Might Also Like

0 comments

recent posts

Follow me on Pinterest

Follow @ Sauramora