Dewey’s Read-a-Thon

I have been sitting on this idea for a little while now and wondering if I should take part? For me it always seems that the 24 hour read a thon always falls on a Saturday that I am super busy so is the case again this time.

Saturday this year falls once again on the weekend that I have to take care of my mother plus in the afternoon I am going to an author event at my local Chapters bookstore. Catherine McKenzie is going to be there signing her book Spin.

I was on twitter this week and there was talk about the read a thon. I mentioned that I might take part but not sure, well before I knew it Kate from Midnight Book Girl bookmailed me. (blackmailed)and I am not one to be bookmailed or blackmailed so I gave in to the pressure and signed up.

The only thing that I plan on doing differently is making up the time I have to take out of my Saturday to go to the book signing and my mothers and add it on to Sunday. I am suppose to start at 8am Saturday and finish at 8am Sunday. I hope that is okay with the organizers.

Also the books I will be reading in that time frame is books that I have on my TBR pile which consist of books I either bought, was given to me or ARC’s. I don’t have a set list yet but will post them in my beginning read a thon post on Saturday. I am sure my list will be alot but I am really hoping that I can at least read 5 books.

Those reviews will only appear on my blog in May as I am trying to make sure to have content for BEA/NYC week and this is the reason I am doing the read a thon.

I didn’t see anything in FAQ about any of this so I am presuming it will be okay.

Wish me luck I know I probably won’t last but I figured if I can at least get 5 books off my shelf its better then nothing.

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12 thoughts on “Dewey’s Read-a-Thon

  1. Kay says:

    Cindy, I’m sure whatever time you can commit to it is fine. I’ve signed up and my Saturday has gotten busier and busier. I’ll be lucky if I get 4-5 hours in, but I’ve decided that it is my first time and a little is better than none.

  2. Kate T says:

    Ah, I love it! My first successful bookmail! I assure you though, it won’t be my last. And you can make up some of your time by listening to audio books on your way to the book store. Last year I had to do that and it worked out great (my personal favorite audiobook- Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz). I’m so glad you caved! See you on Saturday. šŸ™‚

  3. Linda Ellen says:

    Oh boy, sounds like something I could never do, but I wish you luck. Maybe I’ll take part in the future, when the date/time is more appropriate or more convenient to do so. Have fun! =)

  4. avisannschild says:

    Are you really going to do the readathon on Saturday and Sunday? It makes me want to sign up too, even though I have heaps of things to do this weekend already…

    Good luck with it, anyway!

  5. Susan @ Reading Upside Down says:

    I’ve never participated in a Readathon before either. It always seems to be a weekend when I’m busy all day Saturday and Sunday.

    Last time I was a cheerleader, which was fun and a lot more flexible, but this time I’m going to partipate as a reader. It starts around 11pm Saturday local time and I have to go out on Sunday for a few hours, so I’m planning to get some reading done on Saturday afternoon to make up for the time that I will miss.

    I hope that you have fun and are able to catch up on some of your TBR reading.

  6. Anna says:

    I don’t think there are any real rules, other than for the mini-challenges. At least that’s my impression. It’s just supposed to be fun, and you can read as long as you want and whatever you want. No pressure.

    My daughter and I are participating together. This is our third Read-a-Thon and we’ve never lasted the full 24 hours. It’s fun trying, though.

    Have a great time!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  7. Laura Fabiani says:

    I’m going to Catherine’s book signing too. She was a guest author at my last workshop class and it was great to hear her talk about how she got published. By the way, my kids are dying to know who won the joke book?

  8. Beth(bookaholicmom) says:

    I am just reading as much as I can. I won’t make the whole 24 hours either. I have to have some sleep or my family will ship me off. I’m a bear after staying up all night! Whatever you can do is fine! Good luck and have fun!

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