DEWEY'S 24-HOUR READATHON
Good grief! How can Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon be ten years old? Crazy.
I participated in my first readathon in 2008. I might have missed one. If I do the math, it sounds like I have participated in nineteen readathons! Oh dear. More math...19 x 24 hours?...Oh my! That's 456 hours of straight reading.
I've had lots of memorable readathons. I had a baby shower to attend during one of the readathons and I got trapped at the shower by flood water. And of course I had no Internet access. And I was supposed to post my first Mini-Challenge. (It all worked out.)
Another time an ice storm came in and knocked out our Internet. (We have wacky weather here in Texas.)
I've created Mini-Challenges. I've co-hosted. I've often used the readathon as a springboard for my Cybils reading. Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon was the first blogging event I participated in, and it made me love blogging and the blogging community.
Can you tell I love the readathon?
Hashtag? Why, yes! #30DaysofReadathon OR #readathon if you’d prefer because easy.
2017 CYBILS JUDGES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Tomorrow. Stay tuned.
2017 CYBILS NOMINEES ACCEPTED
Soon. Stay tuned.
2017 TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL
Sometimes everything aligns perfectly in the universe. This year, in successive (not, happily, overlapping) weekends, will be Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon (Oct. 21), my granddaughter's 2nd birthday (October 28), and the Texas Book Festival (Nov. 3 and 4). So many great authors. Can't wait.
What are you reading today?
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.
It is now being hosted here.
Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.