#24in48 Readathon

Update 7/23/17

Okay, look. I have not been posting a ton of blog updates in this readathon because I’ve been yammering on Twitter BUT: I made a book spine poem, and I am so proud of it that I need to share it with you. Look at this business.

Here is a transcript of my faboo poem. It is called “music of the ghosts.” You can tell that’s the title because I have helpfully set it off with the opposite side of the book spine. I have done the same for the stanzas.

music of the ghosts

the dearly departed
release
the killing moon

when morning comes
phantom pains
kill the boy band

no one is coming to save us

You. Are. Welcome.

WE ARE DOING THIS, BLOGOSPHERE. I happened to see my pal Janani posting about this readalong, and I happened to have a weekend with some free time, and the rest is history. As usual, I have a normal and reasonable number of books lined up to potentially read. Moderation is my middle name.

I need to read The Education of Margot Sanchez for sure as it will soon be falling due at the library, and I’m guessing that these novellas are going to get knocked out pretty quickly too. Aside from that, any recommendations?

  • I’m most interested in how you carried those all out of the library….
    I’m listening to an audio book while typing this. Yay for multitasking for 24in48!

  • Laila@BigReadingLife

    That stack makes me happy. The only one I’ve read is No One Is Coming To Save Us but I really liked it.

  • TheShrinkette

    Love it!

  • Yup, that’s totally moderation. Right there. *shifty glances*

  • That poem may have changed my life. Powerful.

    Happy reading!

  • LOVE the spine poetry!

    Also, I participated in the 24in48 readathon too. Managed to read for 12 hours total, which is my best yet, so victory. 🙂

  • OMG I actually read a book before you did! The Education of Margot Sanchez! And not because you told me about it! This is unpossible. I wonder what you thought about it.

  • Citizen Reader

    Okay, you’re participating in readathons AND writing spine poetry. You are my hero. I would love to do either of those things (although I suspect my book spine poetry would be about as bad as any rhyming poetry I’ve ever had to churn out for school assignments in my life), but I’m currently in charge of two small boys and this is about as long as my readathons last currently:
    Me: (reads one page of book)
    Small Boy #1: Mom! I’m hurt because we were having a kicking fight while also standing in pillow cases on a wooden floor and I fell down! Ice pack!
    Me: Sigh. (Puts down book.)