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. […]
Starting Line! Tracking Post! Reminder why I am doing it 🙂 What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October. Determined the charity I am reading for this time: http://www.literacytexas.org/. My donation will be based on the following (and whichever is more) $5 per book read 5 center per minute read (inspired by Missie): $1 per comment on this post! Get busy commenting y’all About Literacy Texas: Literacy Texas is the statewide coalition for Texas, connecting and equipping literacy programs through resources, training, networking and advocacy. Our mission is to build capacity for established and emerging literacy coalitions, community based organizations and adult education programs to improve literacy levels in Texas. Our vision is that every literacy organization in Texas will have the resources it needs to help as many people as possible learn basic literacy skills in order to participate fully in society. Goal: 16 hours (the most I have done is 10 in a 24 hour period so I am aiming high) 6AM is […]