It’s that time again and I’m gearing up to participate in the bi-annual Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon! Which is a good thing because being sick so much earlier in the year has caused me to fall behind my goal of 100 books in a year by about 10 books. This, I hope, will help me catch up a little bit. I’ve been on a bit of a roll this past month, so hopefully I’ll be able to catch up.
Also, I think my Mom will participate again so that should make it fun. And this time my nephew should be scarce. I LOVE him to PIECES, but he’s so cute I can’t concentrate on my read-a-thon reading like I want to when he’s around. He’s so SMART ya’ll, and he will only be three come this December! Now I have to figure out WHAT books I’ll be reading!
If you’re interested in participating, you can sign up here! They are also looking for people to be cheerleaders, and possibly host mini-challenges and donate prizes! And be sure to check out Alexis’ great read-a-thon tips!
What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? (Taken straight from the Dewey site)
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.
It was created by the beloved Dewey (her blog has since been taken down, so the link won’t work). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.
Read-a-Thon Date: October 13, 2012
Start Times: Handy Time Zone Chart
Once I sign up, what do I do next?
Keep your eye on this blog. In the days leading up to the read-a-thon, we’ll probably post updates, last minute info, etc. The day of the read-a-thon, there will be a home base post. This is where you’ll find out about mini-challenges, prize winners, etc.
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