October 8, 2012

24 Hour Read-a-Thon

Hey, remember when I said that I wasn't going to join in any more challenges or events for the rest of this year? Ha ha HA! Oh aren't I such a silly girl? Did I think I could really pass up a challenge like Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon? Bitch, please. I'm weak.
24 Hours of Reading Goodness? Sign me up!<~~~Click there!
In my defense this event is kinda a big deal. It started in 2007 with 37 participants. Now? It's a must for any serious reader! (I made that part up. Seriously though, there are hundreds of book bloggers participating. There is even a German version! A French version!)

Have you signed up? WHY NOT?


18 comments:

  1. You BET I'm doing the readathon! It's a great event that I don't want to miss out on. I have my (small) pile of books ready!

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    1. I need to work on my pile of books this week. I want shortish, but awesome, reads so I don't burn out :)

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  2. I haven't signed up yet but I'm fully intending to, just have to explain to my boyfriend that Saturday is out because I want to read the entire day...

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    1. LOL, I told my family last night and they just looked at me like I was nuts. Ha ha! I'm hoping that they'll all find something else to do that day. OUT of the house.

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  3. I am so flarking jealous of everyone who is doing this. I have to work part of the day on Saturday, not to mention my toddler running around...I think my days of 24-hour-availability are over for a while!! Have fun though, can't wait to hear about it!!

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    1. Ah yes, I remember those days well Kelly. I miss them. Once in a while ;) I think you can sign up to do as much or as little as you want though...there's a bit of peer pressure for you. All the cool kids are doing it! ha ha

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  4. It is a big deal. All of the cool kids are doing it, which of course means that you and I will be in attendance.

    Now if I can only clear a few other things off of my calendar for that day...

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    1. I'm going to make it clear to everyone I know: Do NOT bug me that day ;)

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  5. As soon as I saw your tweet about this, I hit the link and signed up. I'd actually not heard of this before. And it's THIS Saturday. So, I don't think I'll be able to do the full 24 hours... however, I will have quite a bit of my day free and plan to read, read, read. I do have to stop shortly, of course, to go to a library book sale ;) I would love to read 500-750+ pages. And books that have been sitting on my bookshelf from the library would be PERFECT. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention!

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    1. I'm glad to hear you've joined! I'm going to arm myself with good books and good snacks and warn my family that I'm on strike for the day :)

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  6. I was really hoping to sign up. You make such a convincing case. I ended up sick and in bed all weekend (sleeping mostly, but quite a bit of reading too) and my husband had to take care of the kids. I just can't bring myself to ask him to do it again. Sigh. Maybe in April.

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    1. :( What a bummer! You'll have something to look forward to though!

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  7. Can you believe that in my six years of blogging, I've yet to participate in Dewey's Read-a-Thon? Good luck and have fun!

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    1. No kidding? I'm kinda shocked! Maybe this year?? Hmm? ;)

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  8. If I didn't feel that I needed to catch up on my sleep, I'd join in ;) But I'll tag along for the daytime reading hours then. Have you made your to-read list yet?

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    1. I don't have my complete stack ready yet. I have a few though. I want to shake it up and have different genres and shorter reads so I don't burn out. Also I might throw a few magazines on the pile for a brain cleanser in between. I'm so excited!

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  9. It is ABSOLUTELY a must for a serious reader. It sounds fun but it is even more fun than it sounds. I've participated 3 times, and I'm participating again but in a more limited way. I'm still excited though.

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    1. Yay for us! If you have any tips or tricks shoot them my way!

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