Ready, Set, Read-a-thon!


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?



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30 responses to “Ready, Set, Read-a-thon!

  1. An understanding husband certainly helps when it comes to readathon! Have a great time!


  2. Eva

    I’m glad you’re joining in, even if you have a conference! :) And I’m participating if you want to add me to your folder!

  3. umm am i jealous much? yes! i wish my hubby was gonna be around to bring me Thai food. I’ll be vlogging my updates, so feel free to add me to your folder. and that folder’s a good idea. i might steal it…. :)

    • BrownGirl – Did you make it through the whole 24 hours? I managed to stay up for 19 hours but the last 2 I was fading in and out. We ended up with home-made pizza instead of Thai food but it was yummy! Thanks for your comments.

  4. I approve of the fizzy water. :-D

    Good luck tomorrow!

    • softdrink – Thanks for your comments and support throughout the read-a-thon. Have you tried Izzy’s soda? The Grapefruit is yummy!

  5. It sounds like you are set! Happy reading, Gavin. I’ll definitely be cheering you on.

  6. Good luck! I won’t be joining in, but hopefully I can stop by and cheer some folks on. :-)

  7. Good luck with your reading tomorrow!

  8. Good luck, Gavin! :D

  9. Eva

    Welcome to the read-a-thon (I know you’re not starting yet, but you’re among the first readers I’m cheering on)! Enjoy these first few hours-they’ll fly by! I’m sure you’ll do great. :D

  10. I started an hour late and am still not doing much. Just haven’t gotten myself in the mood yet, although I am loving Sylvia Plath.

    • Thanks for your comments during the read-a-thon. I did really have time to stop by my favorite blogs because I found the computer do distracting, but I’m going to stop by right now!

  11. Oooo Pad Thai, I’m jealous!!! Have a great time reading!

  12. Traditional read-a-thon blessing:

    May the bookshelf be there to greet you.
    May all the books appeal.
    May the fridge be full of tasty snacks;
    the words fall soft upon your eyes and until the read-a-thon ends,
    may you always hold a book in the palm of your hand.

    Good luck today!

  13. Eva

    I’m starting to look like a stalker on this post Gavin. :p But I’m offering you more encouragement that you can save up for later when you start reading!

  14. Good luck anf happy reading, Gavin!

  15. Hope to see how you get on when you get back and join us

  16. Happy Read-a-Thon day! I hope the first few hours have been treating you well. Have fun today and enjoy the wonderful books you have lined up :)

  17. Hope all is going well now that we are into the 7th hour of the Read-a-Thon :) This is Louise cheering from Copenhagen, Denmark…

  18. lena

    Here’s to a great day of read-a-thoning!

    I’m glad you’re taking on this challenge even though you’ve got a conference lined up. :)

  19. Hope you’ve gotten a chance to read some today! Have fun!

  20. Good luck, and have fun! :D

  21. Its the 11th hour of the Read-a-Thon. How are you holding up? I’m cheering for you. You can do it!!!

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