Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is about to begin! Created by Dewey, a beloved book blogger who died in November 2008, the Read-a-Thon is an event that creates excitement all across the book blogging community. The first Read-a-Thon, in October 2007, had 37 participants. This one, starting tomorrow at 5 AM Pacific time, has 349 people signed up to read and nearly 100 people signed up to cheer on the readers. You can read about the history of the Read-a-Thon here, and if you would like to join in you can do that here.
I have a workshop to attend in the late morning but plan to start reading when I wake up and will continue when I can throughout the day. I will take walks, post updates and visit other bloggers when I need a break. I have created a Read-a-Thon folder on GoogleReader so if you are participating please leave a comment so I can be sure to include your blog.
I have gathered a great stack of books from the library, have another stack of books on my To Be Read pile, have plenty of snacks, both healthy and otherwise, fizzy water, fruit juice,chocolate, and a loving husband who is willing to pick up Pad Thai from our favorite restaurant if the need arises. What more could a person ask for?