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Dewey’s Readathon: 10 books in 10 years

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This year the folks at Dewey’s readathon are doing a “super challenge” that will run all day. The challenge is to post a list of 10 book recommendations, 1 recommended book for each year from 2007-2017. Here are my 10 recommendations: Read more

Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon

Today is Dewey’s readathon and once again, I’ll be joining in. I’ll be posting a few updates here on the blog, as I progress throughout the day, although most of my updates will be on Listy or Goodreads. Today will be an exception for the blog with us posting multiple over the course of the day — please forgive typos as I will have less time to spend editing and proofreading in an effort to maximize my reading time.

For those of you who don’t know about the readathon, it’s a 24-hour readathon with tons of mini challenges and social media interaction to break up the reading. Readers are following along on blogs, goodreads, Listy, Twitter, Facebook, and a few other places.

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the readathon. It starts at 8am EST and ends tomorrow at 8am. This year my 7-year old daughter wanted to join in and her goal is to read for 2 hours. She woke up early this morning to pick out her stack of books and we bought a few new ones for her yesterday.

I am less organized. I pulled a giant stack of books from which I can select my choices for the day. I’m a mood reader so I’ll select whatever strikes the mood. Both of our stacks are pictured below. I never make the full 24 hours (I like my sleep) but I will try to read for at least 14 hours.

Are you joining in this year? You can still join. Sign up here: Dewey’s readathon. What are you goals?

Man Booker 2017 Predictions

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Our panel collectively read all 13 nominated books and most of us read all, or almost all of the shortlisted books. Over the past several months we have posted our reviews, rankings, and thoughts of all the books. Keep reading to see which book we think will take home the prize tomorrow. Read more

2017 Man Booker Shortlist: 4321

Here is our final shortlist book! Our panel has been giving their thoughts on each of the nominated shortlist books. We’ll tell you briefly what we think of the book, the reasons we think it might win, and the reasons why it might not win. Keep reading to see what we think about whether it will be our 2017 Man Booker winner. Tomorrow we find out which book takes home the prize. Read more

2017 Man Booker Shortlist: Elmet

Today is going to be a busy day on the blog because I’ve procrastinated and still have to post our last two books and our predictions for winner. Today we’ll cover Elmet and 4321 then will end the day by posting our winner predictions. Our panel will be giving their thoughts on each of the nominated shortlist books. We’ll tell you briefly what we think of the book, the reasons we think it might win, and the reasons why it might not win. Here are our thoughts for Elmet by Fiona Mozley. Keep reading to see what we think about whether it will be our 2017 Man Booker winner. Read more

2017 Man Booker Shortlist: History of Wolves

Over the past month, our panel has been giving their thoughts on each of the nominated shortlist books. We tell you briefly what we think of the book, the reasons we think it might win, and the reasons why it might not win. Next up is History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. Keep reading to see what we think about whether it will be our 2017 Man Booker winner. Read more

Autumn

Over the next month, our panel will be giving their thoughts on each of the nominated shortlist books. We’ll tell you briefly what we think of the book, the reasons we think it might win, and the reasons why it might not win. Next up is Autumn by Ali Smith. Keep reading to see what we think about whether it will be our 2017 Man Booker winner. Read more

2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

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The 2017 Nobel Prize in literature goes to… Read more

2017 Man Booker Shortlist: Exit West

Over the next month, our panel will be giving their thoughts on each of the nominated shortlist books. We’ll tell you briefly what we think of the book, the reasons we think it might win, and the reasons why it might not win. Next up is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Keep reading to see what we think about whether it will be our 2017 Man Booker winner. Read more

2017 Man Booker Shortlist: Lincoln in the Bardo

Over the next month, our panel will be giving their thoughts on each of the nominated shortlist books. We’ll tell you briefly what we think of the book, the reasons we think it might win, and the reasons why it might not win. First up is Lincoln in the Bardo, a book that our entire panel managed to read. Keep reading to see what we think about whether it will be our 2017 Man Booker winner. Read more