Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon!

The Read-a-Thon TBR pile I started with, at 7 am Saturday:
And, as the hours passed,
TBR on the left gets smaller
while books read on the right gets larger....

At suppertime, we went to the Rainforest Cafe in Galveston,
where, after a six hour break, I returned with Build-a-Bear Snake-y:
Time Spent Reading: 18/24 hours
Completed Books: 8
 Nurse Matilda
Stuart Little
Madame Doubtfire
The 101 Dalmatians
Something's Fishy, Hazel Green
The Stone Book
Dragon Ball
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Pages Read: 1093
Blogs Visited: 101
Prizes Won:  1
The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard

Where did you read from today?
My delightful Meditation Room in
Alvin, Texas, in the USA

3 facts about me …
1. I am a primary school librarian.
2. I love corny jokes.
3. I am trying to read all
1001 Children's Books You Must Read
Before You Grow Up
(aka The List).

How many books did you have in your TBR pile for the 24 hours?
I had 30. All children's books from the List.

Did you have any goals for the read-a-thon?
1. Read many books.
2. Visit many bloggers.

Any advice for people doing this next time?
Lots of coffee.

Congratulations, Readathon Readers!


  1. Thank you, Christina! I'm starting with Nurse Matilda and I'm twenty pages to the end.

  2. Looks like a great stack of books. Good luck.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. What a lovely stack of books! I have the 1,001 children's books to read on my christmas wishlist.

    Have a great day -- and I look forward to following your progress!

  4. Wow, great stack! Good lukc, and have a great readathon! :)

  5. (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.

  6. Happy Reading! You have a nice stack of books to choose from.

  7. My, my, that is an awesome stack! And I love that you're reading in your meditation room. Makes it sound so peaceful. Good luck with the rest of the books!

  8. Thanks for your comment and good luck with the reading! (:

  9. Going with mostly children's books is really smart. I'm in the middle of a MG graphic novel series right now. Happy reading!

  10. Is that the book Mrs. Doubtfire was based off of? Interesting!

  11. The party’s starting to pop
    And you’re already having fun.
    Don’t let the momentum stop
    And get some reading done!

    What an awesome stack of books Deb! :)

  12. 1, 2, 3, 4
    Hope your book isn’t a bore
    5, 6, 7, 8
    And your readathon is going great!

  13. Children's books are so much fun! And, I skimmed down to your previous post only to see one of my all time favorite books: Carol Shields' Stone Diaries. LOVE that book! (I am a new follower)

  14. Good luck with your readathon goals!

  15. Looks like you area really making some progress on those books! Keep up the great work and have fun!

  16. great choices! thanks for visiting my blog

  17. Neat idea with your picture on tbr, read and currently reading, I like it! Your meditation room pictures looks very nice too, I wish I was there right now! Of course if I get too comfy I get sleepy! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Good luck on your reading!

  18. A thought to mull over: “The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.” -- John Greenleaf Whittier

    Enjoy your reading!

  19. Thanks for cheering me on! Just keep reading, just keep reading....

  20. Wow! You are doing an incredible job at reading and visiting! Keep up the great reading! You're doing great! The great books will no doubt help til late! :o)

    -Your friendly Read-a-thon Cheerer "Danielle" aka The1stdaughter from There's A Book

  21. It's getting late and you're doing great!
    Hope you're enjoying your selections.
    Just a few more hours and you can do it!

    - Elizabeth (Team Irony)

  22. Wow - you are making great progress! Happy Reading!

  23. You are such a rock star! Happy to know other are awake and still reading here in the wee hours of the morning!

  24. I know you're tired
    And losin' the fire
    You'd rather be sleeping
    But keep on reading!!

    Looks like you're still up? Wahoo!!

  25. I love it! I'm so glad you are embracing your "inner child" or whatever and enjoying the children's books! Thanks for the comment. It made me happy to know someone else is up and reading right along with me! :) Good luck reading. And hope the last two hours of your read-a-thon go great!

  26. What a fantastic day you must have had Debbie. Over a 1000 pages. What an effort! Congratulations. Hope the books were good as well as speedy.

  27. Great pictures! I love your books stack idea. Looks like you had an awesome read-a-thon. Way to go! :)

  28. Wow Deb! You did amazingly! I love the pics of the pile as it dwindled down. Brilliant!

  29. I totally dig the progressive pictures! What a wonderful idea. (Oooh, and love the props).

  30. Wow ... you did great! Congratulations!

  31. I love the progress posts with the book piles - that's a great idea! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment during the Read-a-Thon.

  32. hEY There!

    Thanks for the follow! I'll be following too! ;)


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