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05 October 2010

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon!!

So there I was, 2:30 in the mornin, layin in bed.  I had just woken up from a bad dream, and lay frightened in the dark.  My snoring boyfriend couldn't help me, holding the covers over my head couldn't help me, but lo and behold, my trusty phone with the internet could save me! 

I checked Facebook first, bleh, nothing.  Then to my blog.  I scrolled down through my list and one caught my Poisoned Rationality!  Lexie had posted about Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon (and Weekly Geeks, which is new to me as well, and in case you didn't know....I love read-a-thons!) (and geeks!) 

So while I tried not to shake the bed with excitement, I shook the bed with excitement (only mildly waking the snoring boyfriend in the process).  However, through all this excitement I decided I'd like to see these webpages in real person size, not cell phone screen size.  I hopped out of bed and bunny-slippered it softly down the stairs.  And now it's now! 

So now I can get to the Weekly Geeks post I'm going to do.

Sometime this next week, write a post that tells us:

* if you are participating in the read-a-thon or not.

* and if not, why not. (timing isn't right, you didn't know about it, life won't allow it, it's not your thing, etc.)

* if you are, do you have a strategy?

* do you have a stack of books prepared to read from?

* will you try to read as many books as you can or as many pages as you can?

* do you have special food and snacks planned?

* do you have a special spot all set up for reading?

* will you get your Saturday things done on Friday so you can read guilt free?

* if you have others living in your household, do you have to work around their schedules too?
*Heck yes! I'm participating!
*Strategy.....strategy......I guess I don't have a strategy, besides picking books I'm pretty darn sure I want to read, so I'll actually read them!
*No stack of books as of right now, I just found out about the read-a-thon like 45 minutes ago.  But there may be a small stack come Saturday.
*I will try to read as many books as I can, however, I will keep track of the pages, in case the whole book thing becomes an issue.
*Food? Snacks?  ALWAYS.  I prefer lots of these things.  I may get a cheese/grape/strawberry plate I spied at the store the other day.  It's light and good for you......or I may get Easy Cheese and Chicken in a Biscuits....we'll see how it turns out.  The less crumbs on the books the better. :)
*No special spot set up for the reading, but will most likely start out in
bed and eventually migrate to the couch.  As long as I have my comfy bunny slippers, I can read anywhere! ------>>>
*Saturday things......I hardly ever have Saturday things, so this week is
no different!  I'm prepared for reading!  I will however get my Sunday things done on Friday, so I can sleep from all the being awake on Saturday! :)
*My boyfriend is pretty low key, and my reading happens easily.  Thank goodness!
So there you have it!  Now go sign up for the read-a-thon!! :) It's Saturday, 9 October!


  1. Is that time of year again already? I don't feel able to physically join in but my thoughts are always with those bloggers who do participate.

  2. I'm so jealous! I want to do this but I'm already in between 8 books!

  3. It sounds like you have great plans for this weekend! I hope you were able to get back to sleep after all the excitement!
    I am gathering books right now--already way more than I could ever read in a day!

  4. Welcome to both events! It will be blast!

  5. I wish I could participate but I'm in the middle of outlining my next book and I don't read much when I'm doing that. But I'll stop by your blog and live vicariously through you!

  6. Yay! I'm so excited for Read-A-Thon this year! It's almost like Christmas to me, and I don't even expect any gifts. But seriously, what better gift is there than reading all day?

    This is my first year hosting a mini-challenge (it'll be early Saturday morning) and I hope you'll get a chance to stop by.

    (Found your blog while searching for Read-A-Thon posts.)

  7. Good luck with your reading on Saturday! I'll be cheering you on as the day goes along.

  8. Welcome!! Have a great readathon! :)

  9. The party’s just starting to pop
    And you’re already having fun.
    Don’t let the momentum stop
    And get some reading done!

    Glad you joined us for the day! I'll be a blast. :)



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