I signed up a few weeks ago at O’s blog to participate in her post-NaNoWriMo Readathon, which is also celebrating the beginning of winter and those glorious hours we get to spend inside, curled up with a blanket and a book.
And I thought to myself, yesterday as I was on the final leg – I think a readathon is in order. The 1st and 2nd of December is on a weekend, so that makes it perfect. In fact, it doesn’t get more perfect – it’s the “wind down from NaNoWriMo / celebrate meeting goals / catch up on 2012 challenges / relax time / work hard time / the quiet time before the Christmas panic sets in time / welcome the winter months / however you want to frame it” time.
I think this is a brilliant idea. While a good portion of the weekend will be spent packing and doing other moving related things, I’m planning on using this time to finish up the books I’ve started but not yet finished.
This is kind of a tall order, and I realize I’m not likely to finish them ALL, but I’m going to give it a shot, and won’t let myself start anything new until I’ve finished these.
What books do I still have to finish?
12% left in Shadow and Claw (books 1 and 2 of The Book of the New Sun) – Gene Wolfe
53% left in Year Zero (started during the LAST readathon!) – Rob Reid
56% left in The Living Dead (a zombie anthology I started in October but got kind of bored with) – edited by John Joseph Adams
74% left in The Crown of the Blood (I was actually enjoying this one, but it wasn’t appropriate for my mindset at the time) – Gav Thorpe
87% left in The Snow Queen’s Shadow (I loved the first 3 books, but wasn’t in the mood for this when I started it) - Jim C Hines
So, as you can see – I have a ton of things I can finish this weekend. I know I probably won’t even make a dent, but I can work on these over the next week or so and hope to give myself some time to read things I’m interested in over the holidays.
What are your weekend plans? Have any books you’re anxious to start/finish?