My First Dewey 24 Hour Read-A-Thon :-D

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Dewey’s Read-a-Thon

Mt. TBR’s first post was on June 11, 2008, and was the WordPress standard Hello, World!  Not long after I started blogging my reading, there was a 24 hour read-a-thon.  I didn’t participate, but I read a lot of the updates of those who did.  I was unable to join in the October one, but read several of those as well.  So this time when I read S. Krishna’s announcement that she’s throwing in her hat, I decided to give it a try.

One of the reasons I haven’t joined before now is that I’m intimidated by the “updating.”  What if I mess up?  What if I do it all wrong?  I don’t want to screw it all up and make the whole blogosphere collapse because of my ineptitude!

Okay, so maybe that’s a littleexcessive, but still…  Do I have to collect donations?  Is it like the Math-a-thon I did as a kid, going door to do collecting pledges on how many problems I solved?  Do I get my friends and neighbors to donate a penny a page?  Ach!  It’s so confusing!

So okay… I’m not doing giveaways or mini-challenges here…. at least not this time, at least not now.  And I’m not going to put together a list of what I’ll read… I’ll read what I would normally.  If I’ve not finished with Empire Falls by then, I’ll finish it, though I’ll probably be deep into Dune by then… If I’m not done with that one, too.   I’ll probably read a couple of books Maggie and I picked out, maybe pick up Warrior Cats with Gwen again.  There are a couple books Sam’s read and she’d like me to read, too… So maybe I’ll make it a family “read and share” read-a-thon. 🙂

So… beginning bright and early at 8 in the morning (Indiana time) on  Saturday, April 18th, 2009, I shall check in to let you know I’m awake… coffee and Krispy Kremes in hand, preparing to read like a maniac 😀

Click target=”_blank”>Dewey’s Read-a-Thong if you’d like to join in the fun! PS, like my button?

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From his book, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders, Neil Gaiman reads the poem “Instructions.” I love Gaiman’s writing, and look forward to reading more of his books sometime. Stardust and Neverwhere sit on Mt. TBR right now, and I think there may be a third somewhere in there. I suppose I could pull Fragile Things out again… not like it stays on the shelf long, anyway… for when I get board with reading on Saturday.

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7 Responses

  1. I’m not pledging a cause this time either. It’s my first and I can’t really afford to donate myself (having no money) so I don’t think I can ask other people to do so. I have a charity chosen for when I can, though.

    I don’t think there’s anything scary about updating! I’ve seen the posts the past couple of times and it seems like just a report on how you’re doing, a time to enter mini-challenges, and so on. =)

  2. You’ll be fine! Glad you’re joining in!

  3. Don’t worry, the Read-a-Thon is super low-pressure. I was leery of joining the last one because I figured I wouldn’t be able to conform to all the rules, but it wasn’t a problem. The rules are really more like guidelines, and you can tailor the experience to fit your own reading needs. 🙂

  4. Good luck with the read-a-thon! From what I understand, you don’t even have to do the updates if you don’t want to and can just report on your progress at the end.

    Unfortunately for me, the read-a-thon never falls at a good time for me, so yet again, I won’t be able to participate. I’ll just have my own personal read-a-thon some other weekend. 🙂

  5. I LOVE that poem! So glad you’re in for the read-a-thon 🙂 Have fun!

  6. Bah, you don’t have to do anything other than read as much as you can/want. Don’t worry about the “rules” – just give yourself the excuse to read! It’s a lot of fun – I’m glad you’re joining!

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