Saturday, October 9, 2010

Read-a-Thon Kick-off Post!

Good morning! It's 5:00am here and I may or may not be awake yet.  But this is the start time for Dewey's Read-a-Thon and it is the first year that the timing is right for me to participate so I promise that if I'm not up now, I will be soon!  I've got a few snacks and some books and I hope to read for about 18 of the 24 hours.  Here are the books I've decided to pull out for the day.

All of these should be fun and somewhat quick reads.  They are all from my RIP stacks too since we're almost to the last couple weeks of the challenge.  But first, I'm going to start the morning by finishing my re-read of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and I may read The Chamber of Secrets if I feel like it today too!

I am going to post a couple of times during the day but plan to do most of my updates on twitter so you can follow my progress there as well.  And I'll be sure and let you know what Z reads today too.  He's actually been choosing books over television for the past couple of weeks!

Let the caffeine drip begin,


  1. Just wanted to wish you lots of fun today! Team Simile :)

  2. (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.