|My first Book of the Day was Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Live in the Castle. I wasn’t planning on reading this one, but after Allison (who blogs at The Book Wheel) suggested it on Twitter last night I couldn’t get it out of my head. I was saving it for a rainy day or this fall or something. I don’t know. Wow–what an awesome book to start the readathon with! Like everything I’ve read by Jackson, I felt compelled to immediately begin re-reading this one as soon as I finished it. While it didn’t dethrone The Haunting of Hill House as my favorite Jackson story, it is an excellent read and one I will no doubt re-read.|
And how cool is it that I won a door prize at hour 5?! My first prize pick was The Sun and Other Stars by Bridgid Pasulka because my blogging buddy BiblioSue recently recommended it. I also recently picked up Pasulka’s first book, A Long, Long Time Ago & Essentially True based on BiblioSue’s recommendation. Well, actually, we were in a bookstore and she handed it to me and told me to buy it, so it was more of an order than a recommendation, but that’s how book bloggers roll….
Over 800 people are participating in today’s readathon! Check it out over at Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon or if you’re on Twitter check out #readathon. We’re trending internationally, which means book nerds are the cool kids!