Hello lovely humans! In today’s video I’m talking about the things I’m aiming to read this weekend as part of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon.
If you’d rather read a text version then skip below the video and get started.
Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GQFSEEp1QXo
About Dewey’s Readathon
According to the official readathon website: “for 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Tumblrs, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.
It was created by the beloved Dewey (her blog has since been taken down, so the link won’t work). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.”
The readathon is always great fun with lots of youtubers and bloggers joining in and chatting about what they’re reading.
For the eighteen month’s I’ve always ended up not joining in with any of the various readathons and challenges that have happened on YouTube because I’m always busy with something (essays, work, etc). And this weekend is no different to be honest (I’m in the process of writing up a dissertation chapter) but I just realised that if no time is ever good then I’m just going to join in anyway!
To make it a little easier on myself I’m going to be reading a TBR made up of entirely short fiction! The hope is to read 24 short stories over 24 hours. Which, to be honest, is fairly ambitious but I figure it’s worth a go!
I’ll be picking and choosing stories from a few different books and websites depending on what takes my fancy over the day. So here are some of my picks:
A collection of speculative stories of disability and mental illness in the future. From space pirates to battle robots every story and image is a quality, crafted work of science fiction in its own right. These are stories about people with disabilities in all of their complexity and diversity, that scream with passion and intensity.
Get it from Book Depository: http://goo.gl/yr9Vuw
Book Smugglers have now released two collections of short fiction under the themes of First Contact & Fairytales Reimagined. I’ve read a few of them but now is the ideal time to catch up with the ones that I’ve missed!
Find them at: http://booksmugglerspub.com/
Uncanny Magazine has been a favourite of mine since it started last year. I reviewed both Issue 1 and Issue 2 on the blog (sneaky preview: I LOVED them) but I’ve been falling behind on recent issues. Now seems that right time to catch up with some of their great authors.
Read Uncanny here: http://uncannymagazine.com/
If you have any suggestions for other great sources of short fiction then do let me know. And let me know if you’re joining in with the readathon – what’s your TBR for the weekend?