Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is this weekend and there is still time to go sign up! This will be my 5th time participating as a reader and I am really looking forward to this weekend. As always, I am reading for charity. This time it is for the Richardson Adult Literacy Center! How I do this: Every book read is worth $2 donation (I usually get about 5 done) Every comment on an update post, intro post, and mini-challenge post (I am hosting one too) is worth .50 cents Every hour read is worth $1 (last time I got in 16 hours but aiming for 18 this time) This time: Every entry into my mini-challenge post (Hour 4) is worth .50 cents Hopefully I will be donating around $50 to charity 🙂 Feel free to make my pocket book hurt! Things I do to prep: Friday Night Grocery Store Run and Food Prep! For me this will involve a run to Trader Joes and BBQ run for Saturday Night Dinner! Early to bed on Friday Night! I always plan to get a full 8 hours before the read-a-thon starts! Loading up the Kindle! I have to admit that for this […]
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Deweys Read-a-Thon is TODAY! It couldn’t have been more perfect timing since I am nursing what I like to call “Plague of the Replicating Mucus . What a perfect excuse to sit inside and read. Plus, I just got back from a book conference so I have a whole bunch of books screaming “read me, read me, read me”! All around I think it is going to be a blast 🙂 What is on my agenda (mood reader alert so these are just ideas): Introductory Questionnaire 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?Texas! Where yes we are supposed to be 82 degrees today–can you say we forgot fall? 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Judging a Book by It’s Lover by Lauren Leto 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Pumpkin Spice Latte later as a treat 🙂 4) Tell us a little something about yourself! : I am reading for Literacy Texas so this is all about charity baby! 5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? […]
Deweys Read-a-Thon is Saturday! It couldn’t have been more perfect timing since I am nursing what I like to call “Plague of the Replicating Mucas”. What a perfect excuse to sit inside and read. Plus, I just got back from a book conference so I have a whole bunch of books screaming “read me, read me, read me”! All around I think it is going to be a blast 🙂 What is on my agenda (mood reader alert so these are just ideas): I have a few more also on deck just in case 🙂 I will being reading for Literacy Texas again so every comment, page, and book counts! See y’all Saturday 🙂
From the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon website: Mark your calendars for October 13th! That’s the second Saturday in October for those of you not in front of a calendar right this very second. Sign-ups are at the bottom of this post. Go Sign UP I will just be getting back from Boucher Con so I am sure that I will have a reading list a mile long! Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon is one my favorites! I have participated for years and it is great way to dedicate a few hours to just reading. I will again be reading for Literacy Texas! Last time I think I hit 18 hours so my goal this time is going to be 19 🙂 I can sleep in on Sunday morning so that will be perfect. I will have to plan this one out (snacks, books, ect) because I am determined to make it that extra hour! I wonder if my parents will mind if I take over their house that weekend: they have a great outside area that will be perfect for reading!
Ok Y’all! The Read-a-Thon is done and it was so much fun! I made it to somewhere between hour 20 and 21 (not sure because I fell asleep while reading)–that is a record for me. I had a total of 17.5 hours reading time! WOOT! I am going to be counting the comments on this post towards my final charity giving amount but here is where we stand right now: 17 hours= $17 3 total books= $6 (I am counting the 1/2 of Iron Kissed and 1/2 of Lover Reborn as 1) 134 comments= $33.50 Total so far: 56.50 Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 19! I am not a night person and don’t think I have seen 2 am in FOREVER! Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I think reading a series is what kept me hooked during the read-a-thon! This time it was a new series to me: Mercy Thompson Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I had fun! I did more mini-challenges this year! I think just better word of mouth so more people can participate. […]