Oh well, not to worry. When they become available I will gladly accept my turn and read them with great anticipation; but for the upcoming marathon event, I must come up with plan B. Thanks to your wonderful recommendations, I am not at all short of reading material. Current library books, ready to be called to action if the need arises, are:
- Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon
- Beauty by Robin McKinley
- The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R King
- Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett
- Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Several of you suggested that I include audiobooks as a part of this event- so that I can give my eyes a break from reading and yet still be a part of the marathon. Normally, I am not much of an audio book fan (I am a VERY visual learner and I have a very tough time concentrating on voice alone). However, I recently picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (I know - I am one of the few who have not yet read this series) and have found that I absolutely LOVE listening to the narration. I am a sucker for the British accent number one -- but even more than that, I love the different voices used for each of the characters. I find this audiobook immensely pleasurable (I have listened to 3 out of the 7 discs) and have acquired the 2nd audiobook in the series -- -just in case.
Yes, I think I am ready. I will continue to train by ensuring all school work is complete prior to the weekend. I will make sure that all books, highlighters, caffeine drinks, bottled water, and nourishment is in ample supply. I will strive to sleep 7-8 hours each night this week in the hopes of stretching my awake time during the marathon event. I am pumped!!