Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dewey's 24 Hour Read A Thon

And we're off!

The Dewey's 24 Hour Read A Thon is officially underway!  During the event, readers try to read for as much of the 24 hour period as they can while  checking in with their fellow 400 participants!  I did this for the first time in the winter and loved  - I didn't understand much about it before starting but totally understood the allure after doing it.  I feel much more prepared this time around!

First up is an introductory meme:

Where are you reading from today?
          The Big Apple - more specifically, my couch, bed and futon in guest room 
3 facts about me …
          1. I do nothing without a cup of coffee each day

          2. I LOVE to travel - preferably to far flung places

          3. I am a handbag addict - never met one I didn't like!
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
           I have 5 books in the pile (although two are partially read)
Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
          My only goal is to read for the majority of the day and night and comment on blogs about every           1.5 hours.
If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
         First and foremost, have fun and enjoy the other participants!  More practically, a
         little planning goes a long way.  As much as possible, minimize other responsibilities
         for the day (I failed miserably at this the first time - I had to stop mid day and take care of
         my taxes!)

         Off to read!!


  1. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  2. Happy Reading! It sounds like you have a good plan.

  3. Good luck! Always happy to find another coffee addict!