One of my favourite signs of Spring is when it’s #Readathon time. This will be my fourth year participating, although probably not as intensely as I’m going to a Blue Jays baseball game that day with my family. Coincidentally, Indigo Books is hosting #CanadaBookDay, so I made sure to add some Canadian content to my reading. I’m also a Twitter cheerleader, so check my blog and @ebookclassics feed to see if I’m actually getting any reading done this Saturday.
The Liar by Nora Roberts – Testing out our discussion on whether popular books provide somewhat of a guaranteed “good” read. I’ve never read anything by Nora Roberts and rarely any thrillers, so this should be interesting. Laura will be the book reading too, so I look forward to her good company during the Readathon.
The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard – I’m about half-way through the book and it’s been both fascinating and creepy the way civilization is dying at a snail’s pace in the background and the main character is psychically transforming into some kind of animal that does nothing except simply exist.
The Giver by Lois Lowry – This YA classic is on my Back to the Classics reading list. I’m a few chapters into the story and very intrigued to see what this dystopian world is all about. I’ve also been curious for years about who is the old man on the book cover.
Dino Baseball by Lisa Wheeler – It will be my youngest son’s first baseball game and we’re not sure how long he will last. A few picture books may encourage him to watch a few more innings.
Kayak – Canada’s History Magazine for Kids – A birthday gift my oldest son received that I enjoy too! This first issue we received was about the Suffragette movement in Canada and I fell in love. Full of comics, essays, games and activities, the magazine has been a great way of learning more Canadian history.
The Thrilling Adventures of Ada Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua – In 1842, Charles Babbage and Ada, the Countess of Lovelace attempt to build a calculating machine. An alternative history graphic novel by Canadian author and artist Sydney Padua as a homage to the real Babbage and Lovelace whose work was a precursor to computers and programming.
Have you read any of these books? What are you reading for the Readathon?