On Saturday, I’ll be joining other readers in Dewey’s 24 hour ReadAThon.
I know it will be difficult because it’s a Saturday which means I’m home alone with my 2-year old daughter, but I still want to try and read as much as I can.
These are the books on my list with their first line (because I thought that would be fun):
I’m on page 52. I picked it up last week because I wanted a quick read. Of course I know the movie, I was obsessed with it when I was a teenager but I had never read the book before. Even though it’s been sitting on my bookshelf for a couple of years.
When I was seventeen, my life changed forever.
2) The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
I read this book in highschool but don’t really remember much. So when I found this gorgeous copy, I decided to take it home. I’m on page 56 and am loving it. I want to read more classics anyway and last week I saw 13 going on 30 with Mark Ruffalo, Mark Ruffalo who plays the Hulk, the Hulk who always reminds me of Jekyll and Hyde. It only made me want to read this more 😉.
Mr Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow loveable.
3) The tiger’s wife – Téa Obreht
I’m not sure why this book appeals to me the way it does. Maybe it’s because I like mysterious, historical fiction? I read the prologue a couple of weeks ago, then put it down for no actual reason. I want to read it and I’m hoping I’ll get to it soon.
In my earliest memory, my grandfather is bald as a stone and he takes me to see the tigers.
4) The miniaturist – Jessie Burton
There aren’t a lot of books who take place somewhere near me, I think Amsterdam is about as close as it’s going to get. I love the cover of this book and the story sounds dark and promising. If I can manage to work my way through the other three books on my list, I’ll start this one too. But somehow I don’t think it’ll come to that. I’ll definately pick it up sometime next month.
The funural is supposed to be a quiet affair, for the deceased had no friends.
Are you reading for dewey’s 24 hour ReadAThon?
If you are, good luck to you.
If you’re not, wish me luck instead!