Yesterday , I started thinking about my reading list for the October 2013 Dewey’s Read- a – thon. I have now built up quite a collection of ebooks on my iPad between my iBooks Kindle , and an app from a bookshop.
I read advice from previous Read- a – thons, and plan to be more organised this time , as well as more sociable towards other readers and bloggers.
I already follow the general advice given, about having breaks during the Read-a- thon . For me, these breaks are not a choice but are absolutely necessary, as I suffer a lot of eye strain and headaches due to my eyesight difficulties. They’re also essential to combat the fatigue caused by my cerebral palsy. I really don’t find reading boring, in fact I love it and always have done , but it’s best to be prepared, and I want to get the most out of this Read-a- thon as I can. The advice to move from place to place is also something that goes without saying, as although I spend all day in my wheelchair I do also alternate with lying on my bed to read . Meals are prepared by my fiancé Alfredo , and we’re quite organized about how we spend our days as we have to be due to my care, so organisation isn’t really a problem.
Some ideas I like that I didn’t do last time are : read ebooks broken up by graphic novels
and make a Read- a- thon Timetable so I can better organise my reading and relaxation times.
Here’s my reading list:
Graphic novels – beauty and the beast, and other titles
One Day by David Nicholls ( if.not finished by then)
Tan Lines, a Summer novel by Katherine Applegate
Beach Blondes a Summer novel by Katherine Applegate
Lord of Misrule , The Morganville Vampires book 5 by Rachel Caine
Carpe Corpus The Morganville Vampires book 6 by Rachel Caine
In Too Deep, Hidden Cove #1 by Kathryn Shay
A Chinese wonder book Norman Hinsdale Pittman
Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer
The lion the witch and the wardrobe by CS Lewis
A New York Love Story by Laura Connors.
I’ve tried to make the reading list as varied as possible , and am looking forward to the Read-a – thon.