Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon

I've decided (quite last minute) to participate in Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon which starts bright and early tomorrow at 5AM Pacific time. This is my very first time participating and I'm excited to see just how many books I'll be able to get through.

Since I've never participated in it before, I'm not sure what to expect, but I'll try to update a few times during the day with what I'm reading, how much I've read, how long, participate in a couple of mini-challenges, etc.

To sign up to be a reader, just check out this post. Others can sign up to be a cheerleader (they ask for at least 1 hour of cheering on participants) and there will be mini-challenges held throughout the day.

I'll be reading from the following list (in no particular order after the first two):
  • Finish The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  • Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
  • Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
  • Freefall by Mindi Scott
  • Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper
  • Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters, #2) by Michelle Zink
  • Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Obviously I won't be reading too many of these books, but I wanted to give myself a list to choose from, instead of staring at my overflowing shelves for hours without being able to decide on a book.


    brandileigh2003 said...

    How are you doing so far?

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    softdrink said...

    (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

    Trisha said...

    One, Two, Three, Four
    Get one done and read some more
    Five, Six, Seven, Eight
    Reading so much, can't see straight
    Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve
    Pick another up off the shelf!
    Happy Reading!

    I can't wait to hear what you think of Incarceron.

    Florinda said...

    I'm not so good at clever cheers - just keep on reading, and we'll be here (to keep you motivated - yeah!)

    I'm also in the Pacific time zone - sucks to be up at 5 AM on a Saturday, doesn't it? But it's worth it for the Readathon - enjoy your first!

    The Book Maven said...

    Stopping by to cheer you on! Congrats on participating in your first read-a-thon! Happy reading from Team Metaphor!

    softdrink said...

    1, 2, 3, 4
    Hope your book isn’t a bore
    5, 6, 7, 8
    And your readathon is going great!

    Vasilly said...

    You're doing great! Keep it up!

    Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

    Thanks for all the well-wishes! And the little cheers made my day even better :D

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