ICYMI, I’ve hopped on the what are you reading WWW Wednesday posts, which are hosted by Taking on a World of Words, and my normal Wednesday posts, usually discussions, are moving to Thursdays. IT’S AN IMPROMPTU READATHON, Y’ALL! I have so many preorders stacked on my TBR shelf right now, and we’ve got way less intensive plans than usual for this massacre holiday, so we’re having a readathon, and it’s going to be amazing.

I read approximately none of my up next books because I started The Binding by Bridget Collins immediately after finishing Kingdom of the Cursed. That was so not on the plan, or on my radar soon, but I just pulled it off the shelf and let it destroy me in the slowest, most torturous way possible, and it was excellent. I finished both that and the audiobook of Return of the King on Sunday, which was also stellar, and now I’m hyped for an impromptu Thanksgiving readathon!

We’re not going to my aunt’s house like we normally do, and while we are going to my brother’s girlfriend’s parents’ house, we’re only there for a few hours because his girlfriend needs to head off to her dad’s house in the afternoon, so it’s going to be a very chill day. I’m baking my pies on Wednesday morning before I get my booster shot, and then I’ve got no plans except a brief hangout with a friend on Friday, no yoga due to the holidays, and rewatching LOTR. (Yes, it’s finally happening.)

As of drafting this, I’m in between books, but I hope to start Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong tonight. We’re having Friendsgiving at work, so it’s unlikely I’ll have any time to read during the day, and I’m climbing with the boys tonight, so I won’t have my usual two hours in between my day job and teaching yoga to read in my car. But! I do want to get some reading done today, so I’m counting on at least fifty pages of that for Monday night.

Okay, here’s where the real magic happens. I want to read four books in five days, and they’re big freaking books. I’m working from home on Wednesday, and given that I’m getting my booster shot around noon, I’m suspicious I’ll kind of be down and out by the time the evening rolls around. But since we’re not doing a ton on Thanksgiving, and I don’t have many other plans, I’m going to devote the entire week & weekend to reading. (Maybe some writing will sneak in, that’d be nice, but we’ll see.)

Thus, here’s the plan:

  1. Little Thieves by Margaret Owen
  2. A Psalm of Storms & Silence by Roseanne A. Brown
  3. All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman
  4. A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir
  5. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

I’ve already gone off the rails! I don’t actually think I’ll get to five books, but I do know that I’ve been thinking about Shadowhunters again, and I want to have The Last Hours finished before the end of the year, so it’s possible I’ll skip any one of the first four in favor of Chain of Gold.

The others are all preorders, and because I seem to always read Tahir’s books during readathons, I think I may end up prioritizing that one. I’m definitely reading Little Thieves no matter what, but I’ll leave Psalm and Villains as my third and fourth choice after I’ve finished Thieves and Sky. These are all big freaking books, though:

  1. 512 pages
  2. 560 pages
  3. 400 pages
  4. 516 pages
  5. 592 pages

Lollllllll, why did I pick four 500+ page books, what the actual heck. Okay, so we’re looking at 2,580 pages, which is LAUGHABLE. I mean, it’s legit a book a day, but if I stick to my four book goal, it’s 1,988 pages (ignoring Chain of Gold), which is still around 400 pages a day (still kind of a whole book), but also a little more manageable. We’ll see! I plan on reading multiple books at once because if I read 400 pages of one book in a day, I will forget most of that book later on, so I’d like to spread them out over the course of the five days.

Anyway, that’s the plan, and we’ll see what actually happens!

Posted by:Mary Drover

she/her | yoga teacher | Tibetan Buddhism | part-time witch | full-time author | astronaut in a previous life

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