I feel like this event has snuck up on me. When I first signed up, I thought I would be at my lake with a lot of time for light reading. I hadn’t given a further thought to the readathon until now. No longer will be I at my lake, so since I’m stuck in the city, I can’t resist sneaking in a few extra Fringe Festival shows. The last month has been a little chaotic for me. I plan to take advantage of this event and spend lots of quiet time snuggling up with some great books. I’ve been visiting the library a lot – my library TBR pile is growing faster than I can keep up with it. I’ll have lots of choices for reading this weekend! I intend to be active on Twitter, with my updates happening there. My goal is 12 hours of reading, with the majority being on Sunday. On Saturday I might see a show around lunch and a show around dinner – then I could read at my favourite library in between. Here are some books I might tackle:
- Dreams of Distant Shores by Patricia A. McKillip – I might finish this one tonight.
- The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang – The only book I actually own on this list.
- A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada – Not exactly light reading but something I definitely want to work through. I imagine this should/will be required reading in many Canadian high schools and universities.
- This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – I’ve only read her A Darker Shade of Magic books. Looking forward to this new one!
- Roses and Rot by Kat Howard – Another new book I’ve heard a lot of great things about. I love the premise.
- A Secret Vice by J.R.R. Tolkien (edited by Dmitri Fimi and Andrew Higgins) – Would have loved to have this book when I wrote a paper for my undergrad about Tolkien’s passion for language inventing!
- Good Medicine: The Art of Ethical Care in Canada by Philip Hebert – I recently read a couple of books about aging and dying. I also spent a lot of time discussing the ethics of assisted suicide when I was doing my ESL teaching practicum. When I came across this title, I thought it would be a good option to round out my reading with a Canadian perspective.
- The Portable MLIS edited by Ken Haycock and Brooke E. Sheldon – A book I signed out ages ago, to teach and remind of my future career goals 😛