National Readathon Day: What are you reading?

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Now, I don’t know if you’re aware but today is National Readathon Day! Penguin Random House, Goodreads, Mashable, and the National Book Foundation teamed up to created National Readathon Day and promote reading in America.  You can get involved by joining readers all over the country sitting down today between the hours of Noon-4 pm (in your own time zone). People are creating group reading parties, fundraising and you can pledge a book to read on Goodreads. You can use the hashtag #timetoread to share what you’re reading with the rest of us! I just fucking love this!

Unfortunately for me, the closest reading party is at a bookstore about an hour away, which is farther than I feel like driving. So, I will be sitting at home doing my reading in solitude or, if I’m feeling like it, at the library. Here’s a list of participating venues.

Today I’ll be reading: Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke.

Something had followed them from Russia.

On a snowy Christmas morning, Holly Judge awakens, the fragments of a nightmare—something so important that she must write it down—floating on the edge of her consciousness.

Something had followed them from Russia!

It was thirteen years ago that she and her husband, Eric, went to Siberia to adopt the sweet, dark-haired child they had wanted so desperately. How they laughed at the nurses of Pokrovka Orphanage #2 with their garlic and superstitions, and ignored their insistent warnings. After all, their fairy princess Tatiana—Baby Tatty—was perfect.

As the snow falls, enveloping the world in its white silence, Holly senses that something is not right, and has never been right in the years since they brought their daughter home. Now Tatty is a dangerously beautiful, petulant, and often erratic teenager, and Holly feels there is something evil lurking within their house.

She and Tatiana are alone. Eric is stuck on the roads, and none of the other guests for Christmas dinner will be able to make it through the snow. With each passing hour, the blizzard rages and Tatiana’s mood darkens, her behavior becoming increasingly disturbing… until, in every mother’s worst nightmare, Holly finds she no longer recognizes her daughter.

Are you participating in National Readathon Day? If so, what are you reading? And if you’re not, what do you wish you were reading?