Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dewey's Readathon 4

 Reading during Dewey Readathon:

On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry

First in importance as the library is threatening to release my address to the bazillion patrons who are waiting for it. Two days late-bah. And I really enjoyed The Secret Scripture**** which won several awards in 2008.

Snowdrops by Andrew Miller

The last of the Booker Shortlist I had hoped to read before the  winner (Julian Barnes)was anounced Oct. 18. If a comparison of the six entries interests you, let me know, I'll write up a little something..

The Free World by David Bezmozgis

The next to last of  the six Giller Prize shortlist I want to read before the Nov 8 winner announcement. It's also up for the Governor General's Award, to be announced on Nov.15. The last tbr  is The Antagonist by Lynn Coady. But not today, the library is holding it hostage until I return some others. I will not be reading Better Living Through Plastic Explosives by Zsusi Gartner. Short stories are not what I want in literary awards.    

Litttle Shadows by Marina Endicott

Governor General's Literary Awards shortlist, winner to be announced on Nov.15. I enjoyed her book Good to a Fault**** which was on the 2008 Giller shortlist.

Touch by Alexi Zentner

Also on shortlist for Governor General's Literary Award 2011.

Nice covers all around too.

I've participated in many readathons. Have fun, do not drive yourself to exhaustion. Have a nap and read again.


  1. CHEERS! Late start?! NOT to worry - all is good. Wishing you a very happy readathon.

  2. The library is threatening to release your address?! That's crazy. Good luck on your reading.

  3. Oooh I've been wanting to read Little Shadows. Happy readathon-ing!

  4. They are nice covers! I hope you're having a fabulous readathon.

  5. I have to look up Touch..that cover has me very very curious! Hope you get that first one read because I wouldn't want those angry library people on my doorstep!! LOL!

  6. Oh, I hate it when I can't pick up my holds cuz I'm dragging my reader's butt with some other book that I haven't finished with yet (I know, totally my fault). You'll be finished with Barry in no time though. And you've got a great line-up for read-a-thon-ing all in all. Have fun!

  7. I'd love to see a comparison post on the Booker titles!

    I'm also starting to get interested in reading Touch.

  8. napping is always good advice!

  9. I have heard great things about Litttle Shadows by Marina Endicott. I should get that book! :)

  10. I need to read more Sebastian Barry. I loved The Secret Scripture.

    Thanks for the reminder!



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