Friday, April 9, 2010

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon!

Tomorrow is Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon!  It's a read-a-thon when everyone participates at the same time.  There's a time zone list so you can look up when to start reading.  Over 300 readers signed up!  Everyone reads, blogs about it, and visits other readers' blogs.  There's a bunch of fun mini-challenges readers can participate in throughout the day too.  This is my first one-day read-a-thon and I'm ready to start it.  I can shoot for reading/blogging all 24 hours, but 16-18 will be more feasible. 

I'll definitely take some of their tips to heart, such as:
  • "Pick shortish books": Check!  I got a bunch of childrens/YA library books I'm dying to sink my teeth into.  Most of them are somewhere in between 88-200 pages.  Hopefully I can finish at least 4 books.
  • "Choose something light": Yep, my selections are fun and playful (listed below). There's no way I could read a long, sluggish tome for an event like this.
  • "In general, don’t be a masochist. This is supposed to be fun!": OK, this is something I will keep in mind. Why participate if it's not fun?!? 
See more tips on Dewey's FAQ page.  Oh, and did I mention---there are a ton a prizes! YAY!

Here's my list of potential reads for tomorrow: 

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling 
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead 
From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 
Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl 
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milner 
Ever by Gail Carson Levine 
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Or I can throw any of my other 150+ TBR books in the mix.  We'll see tomorrow.


  1. Good luck today, I'll pop by later and see how your doing - when I get tired of reading I try and browse through some of the other participants, it gives me the motivation to keep going.

  2. good luck! i love so many of the books you have on your list!