October 2013

October 2013 Read-a-Thon Reader Sign-Ups!



Mark your calendars for October 12th! Sign-ups are at the bottom of this post.

As always, we hope to make this the BEST Read-A-Thon ever, but we can’t do that without your help. In the coming days, we’ll be posting sign-up forms for the following committes and activities!

The Always-Awesome Prize Committee
Mini-Challenge Hosting

We need cheer captains and organizers, people to donate prizes and people to find donors, and a lot of cohosts to make the work more fun! And ANGELS! Don’t forget those angels.

To Sign-Up: Add your name and a linky below (just use the link to your website, Twitter page, Facebook page (only if it’s public!), YouTube channel, Tumblr, etc.) and then to help spur your brains and get the juices flowing, leave us a comment telling us that book that’s been on your nightstand that the Read-A-Thon is going to give you an opportunity to finally read!

Let’s gear up and get ready for October 12th, Read-A-Thoners!

112 thoughts on “October 2013 Read-a-Thon Reader Sign-Ups!”

  1. I’m either going to get through a large portion of my ALA books, or I am going to re-read the Soul Screamers series, including the final two books I haven’t read yet! Hopefully I can get that day off work.

  2. I’m sure my list will be influenced by whatever reading I’d need to do for uni. Other than that, maybe I’ll finally tackle the George Smiley novels, particularly the Karla trilogy.

  3. I’ll likely be getting in a couple of October publishing books and hopefully some older ones from my shelves that I’ve been eager to read….maybe something scary!!

  4. Signing up for the first time! I’ve got a couple of romances from the ’30s hanging around, and I need to review the remainder of the Patty Fairfield series, so currently that’s the plan.

  5. Wahoo, I actually think I’ll be around! (It is fall break, but we aren’t going any where this time that I know of!) And as for what book I’ll be reading? I have no idea what’ll pop up by then! Something for RIP maybe?

  6. Yay! Looking forward to the Readathon. Not sure what will be in my pile of books to read. Probably graphic novels and engaging novels.

  7. Messed up my first link #63 I couldn’t figure out how to edit or remove so I am on list twice. Sorry! Reading Arsenic and Old Cake currently…I was just in New Orleans so I am really enjoying this one. I can’t wait for the readathon!

  8. I enjoy light reading during the read-a-thon, humor, romance, YA nothing special on my read-a-thon list yet. I always get my son involved too he is only 6 but he loves to read and listen to me read to him so we’ll probably have a couple books from his shelf on the list too.

  9. I think I’m going all children’s/YA books this year (and probably all RIP challenge-worthy!). Though it’s only been on my shelf for a week or so, I’ll be reading the latest Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

  10. I think the book I’m most excited to read during the read-a-thon is the fifth book in the Spellman Files series, Trial of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz.

  11. I’ll probably try to read the ARCs that I have: The Dark Path by David Schickler and Christian Nation by Frederic Rich.

  12. My first ever readathon! Really excited for this :D. I’ll probably read Nexus and Crux by Ramez Naam but this could definitely change.

  13. Hmmm, maybe the next MaryJanice Davidons Betsy book or The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson. I loved the first in the series and am so looking forward to this one. I love the RAT!

  14. I am so excited for this (already mentioned that above). I mentioned to my younger sister that I would be doing this and she is going to join in for a little while. She is 12 and lives another country so we will skype and read together. That also got our mom and two other sisters to agree to join in for part of this. Now if we can get my dad to agree, the whole family is in. I have been waiting five years for this!

  15. Been a few years since I’ve been able to participate. Hoping to finish The Shining and jump into Dr. Sleep. Looking forward to participating this year as much as possible.

  16. This is my first Dewey’s read athon and I am so excited to participate! I will be planning on two RIPVIII-worthy reads: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and IT by Stephen King. I also have The Sandman and Stardust by Neil Gaimain waiting in the wings, and the first 5 books from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett that I picked up on the Kindle Daily Deal a few weeks ago.

  17. The perfect time to finish off all my half-read books.
    1Q84 is top of that list.

    My blog has been on hiatus for a while since I am re-thinking it but will try and post to it just for the read-a-thon!
    This time I will get a few hours of audio-books in too so I can rest my eyes.

  18. I’ve stalled in the re-reading of my favorite book, The Time Traveler’s Wife, so I’ll likely tackle that for the lion’s share of the readathon. If I manage to finish it, I’ve got plenty of studying to do before NaNoWriMo kicks off at the end of the month!

  19. I’m thinking I might tackle either the end of Michael Crichton’s Micro (which I’m about 61% done with, as of this moment), or finish Speaker for the Dead. Not sure, probably both!

  20. I’m a newbie but excited to be here and just hoping my husband doesn’t expect clean laundry this weekend. Or food. Or vacuuming.

    I’m going to read We Are Water and Lexicon. Can’t wait!

  21. Okay, so my linky sign-up link is mucked up. This one takes you to my readathon announcement page. 🙂

    Right now I know I’m reading Poe’s short stories and part of The Count of Monte Cristo. Still mulling over the rest.

    So glad I finally managed to get ahead of the readathon when it comes to signing up and culling books. Really looking forward to Saturday!

  22. i am so excited i cant wait to finsh harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban. honestly i can never put down a good book. harry potter here i come!!!

  23. Always wanted to try one of these, and this time the stars have aligned! Saturday is the first day of my vacation, and it’s a staycation – so a perfect time.

  24. Bummer. I signed up for this and then realized after the fact that my husband had committed us to visit family that weekend, so I’m out. Have fun everyone!! :-/

  25. Dear organizer,
    I am sorry, I made a mistake twice. You can erase the numbers 342 and 343.
    Thank you very much !

  26. I’m in! This is my second read-a-thon and I’m psyched. I plan to finish &Sons, maybe some Balzac (long-term project) and then I’m going to read samples from my Kindle reading list. There are 500 books on the list now so I need to whittle it down.

  27. I’m in! Thanks, Catherine, for sharing! I don’t know where I’m going to start. I have way too many books. Probably mostly YA lit with some non-fiction breaks?

  28. I’m planning to make my way through a significant chunk of ‘The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson’, which has been mocking me from my night stand.

  29. Since a friend was gracious enough to send me a copy of Split Second by Kasie West to borrow I plan to read that after I finish my current read The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine. I also have to read Broken by CJ Lyons for a blog tour and would love to read Unhinged by A.G. Howard. My first attempt at a read-a-thon. We’ll see how it goes. 🙂

  30. My first read-a-thon – I’m super excited 🙂
    I will be reading the newest additions to my shelf: “Gods in Alabama” by Joshilyn Jackson, “The Believers” by Zoe Heller and “A Map of Tulsa” by Benjamin Lytal.

    Cheers, Katarina 🙂

  31. My first official Dewey’s read-a-thon! I’ll be starting with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, then moving on to Rick Yancey’s The Final Descent. Looking forward to it!

  32. I need a read-a-thon in a bad way right now. Thanks for hosting this!

    I’m going to try to finish up The Aspern Papers by Henry James and Charles Yu’s How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None are next in line, should I need more pages to chew.

  33. I almost missed out on this! This is my favorite readathon. So glad to be able to participate tomorrow! I am hoping to finish Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay. Not sure what I will read after that!

  34. I am starting with a book I need to finish called Made From Scratch by Jenna Woginrich and if I finish that one I have more in the stack that need to be finished since I tend to read more than one at a time and let them pile up. LOL So excited!

  35. So glad I checked the website yesterday as I am currently travelling through Malaysia. I have half of the first book of Game of Thrones left to read and 4 other books that I would love to get through – that doesn’t include the Kindle books! Such fun!

  36. I’m going to continue plowing through the Wheel of Time series as I’ve left it on the back burner for ages. 🙂 Also other books – I have a stack at home as well!

  37. Just saw this (4 hrs and 32 mins before official start time where I live). I will probably fire up the ole’ Kindle app and read one of my books about Scotland, or set in Scotland. Before then, I’m going to grab a couple of hours of sleep!

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