Dewey's Readathon

Before the start of the Readathon, I freaked out and went to the library to make sure we didn’t run out of books.

This would have been a cozy pillow for the readathon (Available on Amazon)
This would have been a cozy pillow for the readathon (Available on Amazon)

I managed to fill up a basket full of books before I was dragged home again by Jason.

I’m not saying that we’ll read all of these, but now we have some choices and at least we won’t run out.

Here’s what made it home with me that day and some insight into why I took it down from the shelf and checked it out.

Books checked out for GeekyLibrary’s Readathon adventure

Robot Uprisings | Sci-fi, short stories
Why: Heard so much about this collection and Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination was good.

Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan | Sci-fi
Why: Ended up listed on notes from “Best of Recent Sci-fi” Norwescon panel.

Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos | Sci-fi
Sounded like solid military sci-fi.

No One Noticed the Cat by Anne McCaffrey | Fantasy
I’m a McCaffrey fan and recently re-reading my favorite Pern Novels, but I’ve never read this.

Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff | Romance, YA
Geeks, nerds, misfits, love, romance… I wouldn’t normally pick this up, but I’ve heard good things.

Library Basket was full... and very heavy to carry.
Library Basket was full… and very heavy to carry.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman | Fantasy
Am I the only one who hasn’t read this?

Regarding Ducks and Universes by Neve Maslakovic | Sci-fi
The name… especially after I realized it referred to a rubber duck specifically

The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time #2) by Robert Jordan | Fantasy
I read Eye of the World fairly recently and I’ve read the Belgariad and Mallorean so many times I should really find a new (to me) epic fantasy universe to sink my teeth into. Sorry fans, A Song of Ice and Fire is just too bloody for me to return to as often.

Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane | Non-fiction
Even the mentions of this book in Packing for Mars were hilarious.

Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martine | Sci-fi?
I… I… I don’t know…

Dr. Mütter’s Marvels by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz | Non-fiction
I’m hoping this will be a cross between Mutants, ThePoisoner’s Handbookand The Lady and her Monsters.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman | Fantasy
Another Gaiman, and also won the Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin | Sci-fi
Everyone is so focused on A Song of Ice and Fire, what about his science fiction writing? I’m trying to look beyond Game of Thrones.

The House of Wisdom by Jonathan Lyons | Non-fiction
There’s plenty of books on how western scientific figures, but science owes much to the Golden Age of Arab Civilization. I know nothing this part of scientific history.

The Astronaut’s Wives Club by Lily Koppel | Non-fiction
So the men may have taken the spotlight during the space race, but what about the women?

Masked | Sci-fi/fantasy, Short-stories
It’s a collection of superhero fiction. Enough said.

Software by Rudy Rucker | Sci-fi
It’s a past PKD winner.. the sequel also won the PKD award.

Console Wars by Blake J. Harris | Non-fiction
Recently released book on video game companies in the 1990s. Cool.

Oh, and if someone could remind me to watch my library account. Even a one day fine on this many books would be sad.



Hm. Not sure there's enough books.
Hm. Not sure there’s enough books.