Tuesday, March 30, 2010

First - Timer

Last year I was a brand new book blogger when Dewey's October 24-Hour Read-a-Thon rolled around and I thought I better sit this one out and see how it all works. Not this time! No siree! I am going to join in the fun. I am sure a lot of people are scratching their heads right now going, reading for 24 hours is fun? What? But it sure sounded like it!

I've never read a book straight though since college so I am intigued to see how I many I can get through in this time frame. The date is Saturday April 10th. The start time is based on your timezone and since I am in PST, my start time is 5am. Ouch! Something tells me I may sleep past that and then make up for it later!

Apparently very few people make it through the whole 24 hours so it's ok if I don't but I will try my best to make it until midnight. Reading makes me feel nappish so I'll have to change my scenery a lot and of course I'll be checking in with you all often on my progress!

If you'd like to sign up too, all the scoop is here: Dewey's Read-a-Thon


  1. I did my first read-a-thon in October, and I loved it. Enjoy! If I were on the West Coast, I would probably start a few hours late. I think last year my goal was to read until midnight or 2 a.m. Have fun!

  2. You will have so much fun! I just squared the day away with my husband, so I will be reading along with you. I think you have the right attitude and will do just great. I was a little too rigid for my first and refused to allow for any rest. For the second, I did just what I wanted, when I wanted, and found a perfect balance between reading, blogging, and sleeping. Best wishes and happy reading! (I guess I better go sign up:)

  3. Last year I could only do 8 hours!!! That's not even half...hahaha. This year though I'm going to try to do it as long as I can... fingers crossed! :) WE CAN DO IT!!!

  4. I always dream about having a friend share a hotel suite with pool in a sunny hot climate and read read read read. but hasn't happened yet! I totally forgot about it this year so I didn't plan accordingly. But I'll be checking in throughout the entire session to cheer, I'm sure. I tried reading once and couldn't stay away from wondering what all was going on and the challenge of visiting everyone. It's quite amazing, really. I hope you have a great experience.

  5. Have fun! This is the third time my daughter and I have participated. I hardly make it to midnight, but it's still a lot of fun.

    Diary of an Eccentric


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