Saturday, October 12, 2013

Kick-Off Post: Dewey's Read-a-Thon

Once again, we start a day where hundreds (hundreds!) of readers across the world get together for 24 hours to celebrate reading and community. I love this day ... except for one thing ... the 5am west coast start time. So, as in past years, I will not actually be here for the first couple of hours (FYI for the awesome cheerleaders). I know, I'm such a slacker and I could try and get up but I'm a night person so I would be doing the day on like 4 hours of sleep and that's just not happy-making. Instead, I'll sleep in and then be one of the few to keep going into the wee hours of Sunday!

Without further ado, here are the books I'm planning on reading today and the answers to the introductory questions ...

Rereads: The Time of the Ghost by Diana Wynne Jones and Coraline by Neil Gaiman
New reads: Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson, The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and a Grimm graphic novel

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
A beautiful, tree-filled suburb of Seattle, Washington, USA

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Probably The Watcher in the Shadows -- I love to read a Carlos Ruiz Zafón novel right at the end of the read-a-thon. They're so spooky and have really compelling stories which makes it easier to keep going!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

This is what I've put aside as read-a-thon snacks. The scones are for breakfast and I'll hopefully stick mostly to the juice, tea, bananas and nuts during the day but, really, I'm looking forward to the cinnamon sugar Cookie Chips!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I have always been a reader. I taught myself to read at the age of three when my brother was born and my mom was too busy to read to me as often as I wanted.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I have participated a few times now and I think I'm going to try and participate in at least one of the mini-challenges this year. I usually just do my own thing during the day but the challenges always look fun and I'm tired of missing out!

Well, that's a good start! As in past read-a-thons, I'll mostly be updating on Twitter and Instagram.

Ready for the show,


  1. Yay :D I'm so glad you're reading today!!! I totally feel you on the early wake up time :p I normally go to bed at like 4, so waking up at 6:30 was not fun, lol. Oooh, have you tried Stacy's cinnamon sugar pita chips?? They're my favs!! Have fun today and I'll check in with you later :D

    1. I haven't tried the pita chips but now I will! (And I actually got to bed at 1 so I'm up and ready to read at 9am. Yay!)

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    1. Thank you, Diane! So far I've only had scones and tea but I think some cookies are calling my name. :)